CrucialCT240M500SSD1
KingstonSV300S37A/120G

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 375,770 user samples
32,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 214GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 23GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 565th / 1058
343,129 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% 60GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 33% 14GB free (System drive)
Poor: 33% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 844th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
54.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
409 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+75%
234 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
261 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+109%
125 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.2 MB/s 23.2 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.4 MB/s +5% 73.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
291 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+87%
156 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.1 MB/s +4% 29.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
186 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+106%
90.3 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
439 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
406 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
276 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+80%
153 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s 32.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s +2% 107 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+52%
202 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.7 MB/s 41.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
270 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+114%
126 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,274,869 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+720%
Value
Value For Money
12.2 % Hugely better value.
+128%
5.36 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +2% 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 $69 +2%
Age
Newest
102 Months +4% 106 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
328 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+65%
199 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+73%
153 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,002 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+46%
688 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
132 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
290 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+190%
100 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
238 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+102%
118 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+81%
90.7 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 120GB
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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 120GB Kingston V300 has a performance profile that closely matches its 240GB sibling. Both drives utilize a Sandforce LSI controller and therefore demonstrate relative weakness in their write speeds. With burst sequential read/write speeds of 497/166 MBps and 4k burst read/write speeds of 30/97 MBps the 120GB V300 is amongst the slower SSDs I have seen. A concern I have with this drive is the relatively slow real world speeds our users have experienced. Most drives have average throughput rates that are around 75% of peak. Both this and the 240GB V300s, based on 130 samples, are averaging sequential read rates of around 240 MBps which is less than 50% of peak. It's not all bad news though because the V300's are priced extremely aggressively and as a result still offer decent value for money. [Feb '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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