TranscendTS256GSSD370
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,446 user samples
1,346 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 64GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 84GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 218th / 873
15,100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 8GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 67GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.2 % -1% 80.4 % +1%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
494 MB/s 0% 494 MB/s 0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
291 MB/s -10% 321 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
23.5 MB/s -8% 25.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.3 MB/s -9% 82.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
360 MB/s -3% 371 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
24.4 MB/s -9%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s +0% 523 MB/s -0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
304 MB/s -9% 332 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.2 MB/s -6% 31 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s -7% 121 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
383 MB/s -3% 396 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
33.6 MB/s -6%
Market Share
Based on 4,725,021 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % -1,633% 0.52 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,633%
Value
Value For Money
55.6 % -27% 70.3 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -3% 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$156 -26% $116 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
40 Months +5% 42 Months -5%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
281 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+31%
215 MB/s -31%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
283 MB/s -7% 304 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+7%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
974 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
912 Pts -7%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72.7 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+47%
49.5 MB/s -47%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
173 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+45%
119 MB/s -45%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
201 MB/s +2% 198 MB/s -2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+36%
35.1 MB/s -36%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520/290 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 29/116 the SSD370 has an effective speed which is amongst the bottom 25% of ~250GB drives. The effective speed is weighed down by a relatively weak sequential write speed of just 290 MBps. The performance highlight for the SSD370 is its ability to deal with mixed 4k IO which is arguably one of the best real world indicators. At current prices the SSD370 can't compete as there are both cheaper and faster alternatives on the market but prices are almost certain to drop at which time the SSD370 will fare far better in terms of value. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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