CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
KingstonSV300S37A/240G
 $116 

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

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Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 131,993 user samples
36,506 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 32GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 387th / 1011
95,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% 76GB free
Worst Bench: 38% 19GB free (System drive)
Poor: 38% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 681st / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.2 % Faster effective speed.
+30%
63.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
412 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+48%
279 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
317 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+52%
208 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
23.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.4 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
77.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+31%
219 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
32.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
226 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+70%
133 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
453 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+19%
380 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
333 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+26%
265 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.1 MB/s 33.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
315 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
277 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.9 MB/s +1% 44.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
330 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+74%
190 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,367,944 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % 0.6 % Hugely higher market share.
+233%
Value
Value For Money
9.68 % Slightly better value.
+9%
8.88 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 $86 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
65 Months More recent.
+23%
84 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
258 MB/s 266 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+24%
252 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
981 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
910 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s 215 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
176 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+14%
155 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
273 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+48%
185 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s 146 MB/s +4%
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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This is yet another Sandforce 2881 based SSD from Kingston, this time coupled with newer 19nm Nand flash. In terms of performance the V300 is nothing we haven't seen before with other Sandforce based SSDs. A side-by-side comparison with the HyperX shows that the two drives have a near identical performance profile which is more than a little disappointing given that the V300 is 16 months newer. With a sequential write speed of just 280 MB/s the V300 lags the group leaders by 62%, an expected result for a Sandforce based drive. To conclude, Kingston aren't offering anything new with the V300, consequently there are far faster (and cheaper) drives available elsewhere including the excellent Samsung Evo which is the current group leader. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]

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