SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,033 user samples
16,680 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 158GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 311th / 956
12,353 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 21GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 227th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.6 % 86.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
446 MB/s 468 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
362 MB/s +4% 347 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.8 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
26.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.2 MB/s 82.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
248 MB/s 277 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.3 MB/s 35.8 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
175 MB/s 269 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+54%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
498 MB/s 515 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
469 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+26%
371 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
39.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
31.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s +2% 117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
346 MB/s +3% 337 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
45.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
240 MB/s 363 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+51%
Market Share
Based on 7,979,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.3 % 0.36 % Higher market share.
+20%
Value
Value For Money
98.1 % Much better value.
+36%
72.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+42%
$120
Age
Newest
47 Months 43 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+38%
281 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
307 MB/s 321 MB/s +5%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,208 Pts Stronger server IO.
+17%
1,029 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
253 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+28%
198 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
318 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+25%
254 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
245 MB/s 277 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
206 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+22%
169 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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The Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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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]

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