CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
HyperXSHSS37A/240G
 $116 

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

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,007 user samples
20,940 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 321st / 964
15,067 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 52GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 222nd / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.7 % 88.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
409 MB/s 435 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
315 MB/s 396 MB/s Faster write speed.
+26%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s +1% 26.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
81.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
283 MB/s 300 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+10%
34 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
216 MB/s 323 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+50%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
455 MB/s 506 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s 493 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+48%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.2 MB/s 32.2 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
316 MB/s 356 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
42.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
328 MB/s 474 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+45%
Market Share
Based on 9,664,317 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % Slightly higher market share.
+15%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
71.4 % 91.8 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 69 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$116 $87 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
53 Months 43 Months More recent.
+19%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
259 MB/s 361 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+39%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s 360 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+15%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
985 Pts 1,205 Pts Stronger server IO.
+22%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 183 MB/s +1%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
177 MB/s 308 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+74%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
271 MB/s 280 MB/s +3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
135 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+45%
93.2 MB/s
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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The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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