SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,721 user samples
64,445 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 176GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 159th / 956
20,276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 413GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 163GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 268th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
95.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
83.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
456 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
411 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
403 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
316 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38 MB/s Much faster random read.
+42%
26.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.7 MB/s 94.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
285 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+26%
38 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
187 MB/s 225 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
453 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+47%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+48%
31.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s 131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
410 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
318 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
60 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+32%
45.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
294 MB/s 329 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
Market Share
Based on 8,001,532 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+367%
0.24 %
Value
Value For Money
53 % 72.8 % Much better value.
+37%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 64 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$207 $116 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
61 Months 50 Months More recent.
+18%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+56%
246 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1269 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+31%
971 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
236 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+29%
183 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
330 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+92%
172 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
299 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
277 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
199 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+50%
133 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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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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