CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
 $116 

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,936 user samples
53,836 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 190GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 25GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 424th / 1058
8,100 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 184GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 67% 97GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 288th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83 % 92.4 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
418 MB/s 463 MB/s Faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
321 MB/s 412 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.7 MB/s 29.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.9 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
74.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
290 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
263 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+10%
33.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
240 MB/s 361 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+50%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
456 MB/s 509 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
331 MB/s 480 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+45%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.6 MB/s 35.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+16%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
111 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
318 MB/s +2% 313 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44 MB/s +5% 42.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
331 MB/s 478 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+44%
Market Share
Based on 47,009,741 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
9.77 % 13.8 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 54 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 $79 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
87 Months 87 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
264 MB/s 378 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+43%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s 341 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
983 Pts 1,213 Pts Stronger server IO.
+23%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+11%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s 317 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+76%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
271 MB/s +2% 265 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
143 MB/s 146 MB/s +2%
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 Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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