CrucialCT240M500SSD1
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

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

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,585 user samples
11,237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 128GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 423rd / 959
18,348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 161GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 58% 175GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 298th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.6 % 82.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s 410 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
250 MB/s 317 MB/s Faster write speed.
+27%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s 26.6 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82 MB/s 92.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s +1% 284 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.4 MB/s 37.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
173 MB/s 220 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+27%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s 455 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
275 MB/s 332 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 31.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+15%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s 126 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
309 MB/s 315 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.1 MB/s 45.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
267 MB/s 327 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+22%
Market Share
Based on 9,080,616 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.33 % Hugely higher market share.
+106%
Value
Value For Money
51.8 % 71.8 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$148 $116 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
67 Months 52 Months More recent.
+22%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
329 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
270 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 313 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+19%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,016 Pts +1% 1,002 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s +3% 182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
287 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+64%
175 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
241 MB/s 270 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
157 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
134 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2018 SSD Rankings.

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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