CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,675 user samples
20,082 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 60GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 330th / 959
19,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 161GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 59% 175GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 299th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.3 % 82.3 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
434 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+6%
409 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
379 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
317 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.7 MB/s 93.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
337 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
284 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.1 MB/s 37.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
217 MB/s 220 MB/s +1%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s +4% 454 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
476 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+43%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s 31.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s 126 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
401 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+28%
314 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.9 MB/s 45.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
264 MB/s 327 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 9,117,614 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.39 % Slightly higher market share.
+15%
0.34 %
Value
Value For Money
93.6 % Much better value.
+30%
72 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % +3% 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$85 Cheaper.
+27%
$116
Age
Newest
28 Months Much more recent.
+46%
52 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
236 MB/s 259 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+10%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s +4% 313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
976 Pts 985 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+68%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
214 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+21%
177 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
268 MB/s 273 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
250 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+85%
135 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
275GB 256GB
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The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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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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