SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

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

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,092 user samples
12,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 148GB free
Worst Bench: 46% 85GB free
Poor: 46% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 485th / 921
7,497 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 0GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 220th / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
65.3 % 81.8 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
459 MB/s 498 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
247 MB/s 366 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+48%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.5 MB/s +4% 26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
50 MB/s 69.7 MB/s Much faster random write.
+39%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
245 MB/s 371 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+51%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.7 MB/s 23.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+60%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
499 MB/s 527 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
343 MB/s 399 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
32.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
76.6 MB/s 97 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+27%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
328 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.9 MB/s 33.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+61%
Market Share
Based on 6,466,514 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+120%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
79.5 % Better value.
+26%
63.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 68 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+48%
$134
Age
Newest
43 Months 39 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
353 MB/s +0% 352 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
209 MB/s 273 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+31%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
991 Pts 1,075 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
51 MB/s 66.7 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
169 MB/s +2% 165 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
126 MB/s 169 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+34%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
30.3 MB/s 40.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+34%
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 MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 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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