Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,351 user samples
17,681 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 91GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 100GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 873
11,670 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 70GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 140GB free
Poor: 53% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 363rd / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.8 % Faster effective speed.
68.5 % -22%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
493 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
464 MB/s -6%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
359 MB/s Faster write speed.
300 MB/s -20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.7 MB/s Faster random read.
22.4 MB/s -28%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.7 MB/s Much faster random write.
57.1 MB/s -36%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
394 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
311 MB/s -27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
17.3 MB/s -27%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
484 MB/s -8%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
337 MB/s -46%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
27.4 MB/s -31%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
78.7 MB/s -41%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
339 MB/s -50%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
24.1 MB/s -18%
Market Share
Based on 5,230,364 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % -51% 0.62 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
35.9 % -122% 79.8 % Hugely better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % -6% 67 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$300 -72% $85 Much cheaper.
63 Months -70% 19 Months Much more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
372 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
230 MB/s -62%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
315 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
219 MB/s -44%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,182 Pts Much stronger server IO.
796 Pts -48%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
40.4 MB/s -123%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
205 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
135 MB/s -52%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
189 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
135 MB/s -40%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
54.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
27 MB/s -103%
256GB 275GB

The 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]


The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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