CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
SamsungMZ-7PD256BW

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

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,158 user samples
18,627 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 119GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 122GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 347th / 964
23,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 91GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 193rd / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.2 % 91.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
432 MB/s 452 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
386 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
361 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.2 MB/s 30.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.7 MB/s +3% 85.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
340 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
288 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.3 MB/s 38.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
219 MB/s 283 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+29%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 511 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
476 MB/s 484 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.6 MB/s 36.8 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+29%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
121 MB/s +1% 120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
401 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
362 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42 MB/s 48.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
264 MB/s 474 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+80%
Market Share
Based on 9,548,135 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Slightly higher market share.
+14%
0.36 %
Value
Value For Money
115 % Hugely better value.
+175%
41.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % +5% 63 %
Price
Price (score)
$65 Much cheaper.
+77%
$278
Age
Newest
29 Months Much more recent.
+60%
73 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
237 MB/s 385 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+62%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s 336 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
978 Pts 1,231 Pts Stronger server IO.
+26%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+74%
176 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
212 MB/s 328 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+55%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
265 MB/s +3% 258 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
251 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+85%
136 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 840 Pro is stunning. Samsung have created a completely in-house package including both the controller and their own new 21nm toggle mode NAND. On release (Oct '12) this was the fastest performing deep queue depth consumer grade SSD available. Fast forward six months (Apr '13) and the 840 Pro still holds both the random read/write deep queue depth speed records of 384 MB/s and 326 MB/s, impressive considering how fast the SSD space tends to move. There are no obvious weaknesses, in-fact the 840 pro takes first place in nearly all of the speed categories and is only seriously rivalled by one drive, the OCZ Vector. To conclude, in terms of both outright performance, particularly server orientated, and value for money the 256GB and 128GB 840 Pros are amongst the top handful of drives currently available. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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