CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
CorsairCSSD-N240GBXT
$170
 $116 

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

 $170 

Controller: Phison PS3110-S10. NAND Flash: Toshiba 19nm MLC. Release date: Q4 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 19,204 user samples
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
856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 206GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 303rd / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.1 % +0% 81.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
410 MB/s 489 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
317 MB/s 411 MB/s Faster write speed.
+30%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.6 MB/s 27.9 MB/s +5%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
92.8 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
71.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
284 MB/s 423 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+49%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+129%
16.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
220 MB/s 271 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+23%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s 526 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s 508 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+53%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.1 MB/s 36.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+14%
111 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
315 MB/s 514 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+63%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.3 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
38.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
327 MB/s 462 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 9,080,066 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
71.8 % Much better value.
+40%
51.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 Much cheaper.
+32%
$170
Age
Newest
52 Months 46 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
270 MB/s 367 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+36%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s 350 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+12%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,002 Pts 1,214 Pts Stronger server IO.
+21%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+39%
131 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
175 MB/s 189 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
270 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+22%
221 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
134 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+271%
36.1 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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