Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 182,306 user samples
173,968 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 178GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 198GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 862
8,338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 232GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 128th / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
85.3 % -10%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
494 MB/s -1% 501 MB/s +1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
389 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
355 MB/s -10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
25.3 MB/s -50%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.4 MB/s -3% 79.9 MB/s +3%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
393 MB/s -4% 410 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.8 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
27.8 MB/s -18%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s -1% 524 MB/s +1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
371 MB/s -12%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
48 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
30.6 MB/s -57%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s -5% 114 MB/s +5%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s -2% 432 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
37.8 MB/s -29%
Market Share
Based on 4,430,761 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
8.62 % Insanely higher market share.
0.36 % -2,294%
Value For Money
97.9 % Much better value.
59 % -66%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
125 % Hugely more popular.
62 % -102%
Price (score)
$90 Much cheaper.
$155 -42%
35 Months -3% 34 Months +3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
278 MB/s -36%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s -11% 314 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,172 Pts Stronger server IO.
1,014 Pts -16%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
72.4 MB/s -67%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
191 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
164 MB/s -16%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
181 MB/s -17% 212 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
65.2 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
48.9 MB/s -33%
250GB 250GB

The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]


The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 uses a Silicon Motion controller as opposed to the Marvel controller found in the MX range. Feature wise the BX100 is missing SLC caching and there is no hardware encryption (so security frameworks such as windows Bitlocker will operate less efficiently). In terms of I/O performance the BX100 looks promising. Comparing the BX100 and MX100 shows that the newer BX100 may be faster than its predecessor but as yet there are insufficient user benchmarks to draw any definitive conclusions. The BX100 has only just started hitting the shelves so there's plenty of room for price reductions from its already reasonable price tag. I will revisit this review when I have more performance data for the BX100. [Jan '15 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2017 SSD Rankings.

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