SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,160 user samples
16,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 63GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 487th / 929
19,713 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 27GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 14GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 243rd / 929
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
65.6 % 80.8 % Faster effective speed.
+23%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s 494 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
253 MB/s 324 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
25.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
50.2 MB/s 83.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
+66%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
248 MB/s 370 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+49%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.6 MB/s 24.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+67%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
499 MB/s 523 MB/s +5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
342 MB/s +3% 332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
30.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
77.2 MB/s 114 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+48%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
326 MB/s 396 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21 MB/s 33.4 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+59%
Market Share
Based on 7,169,120 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % 0.41 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
Value
Value For Money
79.8 % Slightly better value.
+13%
70.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +2% 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+40%
$116
Age
Newest
45 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
48 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
354 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+63%
217 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
205 MB/s 302 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+47%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
989 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
905 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51 MB/s 51.8 MB/s +2%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
168 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+37%
123 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
131 MB/s 199 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+52%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
30 MB/s 34.5 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+15%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 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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