AdataASX8200NP-240GT-C
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Release date ≈ Q2 2018.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,709 user samples
2,651 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 286% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 151% 114GB free (System drive)
Poor: 151% Great: 286%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 980
10,058 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 181GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 151st / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
240 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+124%
107 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1841 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+284%
479 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
969 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+130%
422 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
57.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+63%
35 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
138 MB/s Much faster random write.
+54%
89.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
935 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+125%
415 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
76.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+58%
48.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
852 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+130%
371 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2178 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+324%
514 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1141 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+144%
467 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
68.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+60%
42.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
191 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+55%
123 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1076 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+139%
451 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
94.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+57%
59.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1095 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+142%
453 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,455,935 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+233%
Value
Value For Money
286 % Much better value.
+53%
187 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 77 % Much more popular.
+40%
Price
Price (score)
$72 $45 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
9+ Months Much more recent.
+31%
13 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
832 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+116%
385 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1062 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+195%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,027 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+139%
1,268 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
648 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+132%
279 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
743 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+120%
337 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
776 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+150%
311 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
570 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+131%
247 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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Adata’s XPG SX8200 offers NVMe PCIe SSD performance at SATA SSD prices, thereby offering outstanding value for money to casual and power PC users alike. Adata have combined two high performance commodity components: a Silicon Motion controller (SM2262) and Micron’s second generation 3D TLC 64 layer flash memory. The XPG SX8200 also includes a generous SLC cache and a DRAM cache buffer. Adata have not specified the exact size of the SLC cache in each model but it’s clear from our 60 second sustained write tests that the buffer is sufficient for more than 60 seconds of continuous writes which equates to over 60GB (60s x 1 GB/s) for the 240GB model and over 90GB (60s x 1.5 GB/s) for the 480GB and 960GB models. Unlike many other drives with SLC caching, the SX8200 has a large enough cache to ensure that consumers will almost always operate the drive within the cache and therefore experience no write degradation at all. Adata offer a 5 year warranty and a limited TBW warranty (160 TBW for the 240 GB version, 320 TBW for the 480GB and 640 TBW for the 960GB) on these SSDs, which is in line with other premium manufacturers. The NVMe PCIe SSD consumer market has been dominated by Samsung in recent years but the 240GB SX8200 beats Samsung’s 250GB 970 Evo hands down on both price and performance (the 250GB 970 Evo is let down by a relatively small SLC cache which allows for less than 10 seconds of writes before saturation after which the write speed on the Evo drops to mere sub SATA 300 MB/s). The SX8200 is the new value leader and heralds a new era of competition for the mainstream segment of the NVMe SSD market. [Jul '18 SSDrivePro]

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The MX500 is Crucial’s current flagship consumer SATA SSD featuring their latest second generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. It’s available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities in a 2.5-inch form factor. All but the 2 TB version will also be available in M.2 (2280) form in the future. The MX500 features a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller which is a change from the Marvell 88SS1074 controller featured in the MX300 (it’s nearly two year old predecessor). Performance is around 30% better than on the MX300 which currently retails at the same price. The MX500 has an SLC cache which increases with drive capacity. Consequently, the larger capacities are better able to sustain high sequential write speeds. The 250 GB version has 250MB of SLC cache, the 500 GB has 512 MB, the 1 TB has 1 GB and the 2 TB has 2 GB. Extended sustained write performance tests show that even though speed does drop off after the cache has been exhausted, it is still maintained at very respectable levels. The MX500’s five year warranty is in line with Samsung’s 850 Evo and exceeds it in terms of endurance (just 75 TBW for the 250 GB 850 Evo versus 100 TBW for the 250 GB MX500). It doesn’t quite match up to the Samsung’s 850 Evo’s performance (effective speed 8% slower), however at current prices it is about 20% cheaper, and on balance offers better value for money. [Mar '18 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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