CrucialCT525MX300SSD1
CrucialCT512MX100SSD1
$200

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 82,322 user samples
60,856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 489GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 469GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 354th / 1018
21,466 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 416GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 295GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 317th / 1018
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
84.9 % 86.9 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
400 MB/s 400 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
395 MB/s 419 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.1 MB/s 26 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.7 MB/s 86.5 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
344 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+15%
299 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.9 MB/s 37.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
285 MB/s 328 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+15%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
445 MB/s +1% 439 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
479 MB/s +2% 468 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.2 MB/s 30.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 121 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
388 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
328 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.7 MB/s 45.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
334 MB/s 461 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 23,774,646 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % Hugely higher market share.
+383%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
9.8 % 11.4 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$244 $200 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
45 Months Much more recent.
+35%
69 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+87%
188 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
327 MB/s 360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,146 Pts Stronger server IO.
+22%
939 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
330 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+81%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
303 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+102%
150 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 292 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
271 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+64%
165 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
525GB 512GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2020 SSD Rankings.

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