CrucialCT120M500SSD1
KingstonSV300S37A/240G

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 178,041 user samples
14,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 83GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 49% 49GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 715th / 1058
163,267 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 17GB free (System drive)
Poor: 39% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 742nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
65.8 % +3% 64 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+42%
284 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
133 MB/s 209 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+57%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s 23.9 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.3 MB/s +1% 77.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
195 MB/s 220 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
30.2 MB/s 32.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
105 MB/s 135 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+29%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
438 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
393 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
140 MB/s 265 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+89%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s 33 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
108 MB/s 110 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
206 MB/s 278 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+35%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.4 MB/s 44 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
136 MB/s 194 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+43%
Market Share
Based on 47,099,759 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.21 % Hugely higher market share.
+950%
Value
Value For Money
3.62 % 14 % Hugely better value.
+288%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$150 $47 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
102 Months +4% 106 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
259 MB/s 264 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
140 MB/s 253 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+81%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
754 Pts 904 Pts Stronger server IO.
+20%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
159 MB/s 213 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+34%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
243 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+50%
162 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
127 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+48%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s 154 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 240GB
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The 120GB M500 is successor to the phenomenally successful Crucial M4. The M500 was poised to win loyal M4 customers but as it turns out the new M500 is worse for typical consumer use than the now nearly three years old M4. There are some cosmetic performance improvements over the M4 but they are purely synthetic. For example, deep queue speeds are significantly improved and the newer M500 handles mixed IO far better. Consumers require decent sequential read/write speeds which average 435/185 MB/s on the M4 vs 395/134 MB/s on the M500! Other manufacturers have come leaps and bounds over the last three years which has raised the performance bar is several notches. In today's market the new M500 simply cannot compete on performance, it doesn't even come close to the likes of the Samsung Evo or OCZ Vector 150. The M500, however, is one of the cheapest mainstream SSDs available at this time but it's easy to justify spending just a little more for a lot more performance. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen before with other Sandforce based SSDs. A side-by-side comparison with the HyperX shows that the two drives have a near identical performance profile which is more than a little disappointing given that the V300 is 16 months newer. With a sequential write speed of just 280 MB/s the V300 lags the group leaders by 62%, an expected result for a Sandforce based drive. To conclude, Kingston aren't offering anything new with the V300, consequently there are far faster (and cheaper) drives available elsewhere including the excellent Samsung Evo which is the current group leader. [Jan '14 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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