CrucialCT525MX300SSD1
CrucialCT512MX100SSD1
$200

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

 $200 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 104,237 user samples
77,534 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 378GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 176GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 371st / 1053
26,703 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 927GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 215GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 346th / 1053
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.9 % 87.3 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
403 MB/s 404 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
394 MB/s 422 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.2 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.1 MB/s 87.6 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
344 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
303 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.5 MB/s 37.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
291 MB/s 324 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
444 MB/s +1% 439 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s +3% 468 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.1 MB/s 30.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 120 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
388 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
330 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.1 MB/s 44.7 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 40,049,531 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+250%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
15.1 % Much better value.
+31%
11.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +2% 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$140 Much cheaper.
+30%
$200
Age
Newest
57 Months More recent.
+30%
81 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 Faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,145 Pts Stronger server IO.
+22%
936 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
300 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+99%
151 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 287 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
271 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+63%
166 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
525GB 512GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2021 SSD Rankings.

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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