SamsungMZ-75E250B
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

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

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 306,017 user samples
288,084 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 172GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 75% 203GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 133rd / 955
17,933 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 88GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 59% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 265th / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
106 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
82.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
468 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
409 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
440 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+38%
318 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
40 MB/s Much faster random read.
+51%
26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
101 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
93 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
369 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+29%
285 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+43%
37.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
261 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+18%
221 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
453 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
491 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+48%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
48.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+56%
31.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
133 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
124 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
409 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
66.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+48%
44.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
325 MB/s 329 MB/s +1%
Market Share
Based on 7,606,926 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
5.21 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,479%
0.33 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Much better value.
+42%
72.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
128 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
$116
Age
Newest
43 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
49 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+55%
249 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
355 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,289 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+33%
968 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
366 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+101%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
349 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+96%
178 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
316 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
279 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
326 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+140%
136 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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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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