CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
CrucialCT240M500SSD1
 $116 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 54,334 user samples
34,055 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 58GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 411th / 1016
20,279 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 159GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 96GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 507th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
75.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
413 MB/s +1% 408 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
317 MB/s Faster write speed.
+23%
258 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
22.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
79.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s 288 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
31.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
224 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
197 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
454 MB/s +3% 441 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
333 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+22%
274 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+15%
26.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+5%
117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
315 MB/s +3% 307 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
38.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
330 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+23%
269 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 22,514,211 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % Much higher market share.
+33%
0.12 %
Value
Value For Money
9.57 % 12.4 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +3% 62 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 $70 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
68 Months More recent.
+18%
83 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
245 MB/s 330 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+35%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+19%
264 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
960 Pts 1,015 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 188 MB/s +3%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s 284 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+58%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
272 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+16%
235 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s 160 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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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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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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