HyperXSHSS37A/240G
CrucialCT525MX300SSD4

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,786 user samples
34,244 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 120GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 62GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 330th / 1058
17,542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 488GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 155GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 378th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
89.2 % +4% 85.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
434 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
400 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
391 MB/s 395 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.3 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
24.1 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.3 MB/s 86.6 MB/s Faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s 345 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.9 MB/s 35.2 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
327 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+14%
288 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
511 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+14%
449 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
495 MB/s +3% 480 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+14%
28.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s 115 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
359 MB/s 389 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42 MB/s 42.2 MB/s +0%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+47%
331 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 46,965,976 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
9.75 % 15 % Much better value.
+54%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % More popular.
+12%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$120 Cheaper.
+14%
$140
Age
Newest
77 Months 60+ Months More recent.
+22%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
360 MB/s +3% 351 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
370 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
327 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,209 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
1,142 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
183 MB/s 325 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+78%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+7%
303 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
282 MB/s +5% 269 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
94.3 MB/s 276 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+193%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 525GB
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There's nothing inherently wrong with it. It does what it's supposed to do, it's M.2. The reason I chose this at the time was because I trusted the manufacturing tolerances of Micron, and I thought that other brands were overrated. It saves space, because it can be mounted directly onto the motherboard, in one way or the other. Of course...If I had just waited a little longer I could have bought the new MX500 series SSD, but they don't have any M.2 format drives released yet and there isn't much of significant difference; which is a higher read speed of 560 MB/s and 5 year warranty. The 3 year warranty and read speed of 530 MB/s is just fine! [Dec '17 morahman7vn]

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