SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,276 user samples
32,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 94GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 29GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 873
14,842 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 8GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 192GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
100 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
81 % -24%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s +2% 495 MB/s -2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
445 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+38%
322 MB/s -38%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33 MB/s Faster random read.
+29%
25.6 MB/s -29%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
83.8 MB/s -6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
463 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+24%
372 MB/s -24%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+42%
24.7 MB/s -42%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
529 MB/s +1% 523 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
503 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+52%
332 MB/s -52%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
31.2 MB/s -38%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
129 MB/s +5% 123 MB/s -5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
514 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+30%
396 MB/s -30%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+58%
33.7 MB/s -58%
Market Share
Based on 4,776,024 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.05 % Hugely higher market share.
+110%
0.5 % -110%
Value
Value For Money
91.3 % Better value.
+29%
70.8 % -29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+53%
64 % -53%
Price
Price (score)
$110 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$116 -5%
Age
Newest
41 Months +2% 42 Months -2%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
382 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+71%
224 MB/s -71%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
344 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
304 MB/s -13%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,260 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+36%
928 Pts -36%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+221%
51.1 MB/s -221%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
214 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+77%
121 MB/s -77%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
225 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
201 MB/s -12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.1 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+155%
35.3 MB/s -155%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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