CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

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

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,879 user samples
22,910 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 149GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 28GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 383rd / 980
52,969 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 162nd / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.7 % 104 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
428 MB/s 469 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
380 MB/s 413 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.1 MB/s 33.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+41%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.6 MB/s 93.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
335 MB/s 337 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.1 MB/s 44.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+30%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
217 MB/s 359 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+65%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s 516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
478 MB/s 489 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s 43.9 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+54%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s 132 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
400 MB/s +5% 382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s 58.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+40%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
266 MB/s 481 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+81%
Market Share
Based on 11,464,199 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.33 % 0.56 % Much higher market share.
+70%
Value
Value For Money
92.8 % Much better value.
+32%
70.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 96 % Much more popular.
+45%
Price
Price (score)
$85 Much cheaper.
+48%
$163
Age
Newest
31 Months Much more recent.
+43%
54 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
236 MB/s 389 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+65%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s 353 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
975 Pts 1,281 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+31%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s 357 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
210 MB/s 341 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+62%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
262 MB/s 300 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
245 MB/s 300 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+22%
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 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 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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