OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
 $120 

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,420 user samples
5,646 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 126GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 116GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 263rd / 956
20,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 413GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 163GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 270th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.5 % +0% 83.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
405 MB/s 411 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
401 MB/s Faster write speed.
+26%
317 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.7 MB/s 26.7 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.1 MB/s 95.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
361 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+26%
286 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.8 MB/s 38.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+48%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
349 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+56%
224 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
464 MB/s +2% 455 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
425 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+28%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.6 MB/s 31.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+14%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s 130 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
438 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+38%
318 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.2 MB/s 45.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
409 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+24%
329 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,964,046 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+325%
Value
Value For Money
67.8 % 72.7 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $116 +3%
Age
Newest
48 Months +4% 50 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
310 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+23%
252 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
347 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,101 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+12%
979 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
255 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+39%
183 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
210 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+21%
173 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 276 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
120 MB/s 133 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+11%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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