KingstonSA400S37/480G
CrucialCT500MX500SSD1

Controller: Phison PS3111-S11. Flash Memory: Toshiba 15nm TLC. Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

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Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 134,730 user samples
45,025 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 356GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 39% 67GB free (System drive)
Poor: 39% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 509th / 1018
89,705 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 274GB free
Worst Bench: 77% 148GB free (System drive)
Poor: 77% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 184th / 1018
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
75.2 % 106 % Much faster effective speed.
+41%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
359 MB/s 476 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+33%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
276 MB/s 425 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+54%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.2 MB/s 33 MB/s Faster random read.
+26%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
66.3 MB/s 83.1 MB/s Faster random write.
+25%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s 410 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+44%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.4 MB/s 46.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+58%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
271 MB/s 407 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+50%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
481 MB/s 514 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
458 MB/s 473 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
34.8 MB/s 40 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+15%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
96.3 MB/s 113 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+17%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
374 MB/s 448 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s 57 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+37%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
462 MB/s +0% 461 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 23,809,049 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
1.05 %
Value
Value For Money
25.6 % 32 % Better value.
+25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 78 % Much more popular.
+53%
Price
Price (score)
$53 Cheaper.
+18%
$64
Age
Newest
36+ Months 26+ Months More recent.
+28%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
286 MB/s 389 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+36%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
356 MB/s 364 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,068 Pts 1,263 Pts Stronger server IO.
+18%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
216 MB/s 298 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+38%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
198 MB/s 339 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+71%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 304 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+20%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s 259 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+85%
Capacity
Capacity
480GB 500GB
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needs DRAM as booting causes stutters on this one  [Dec '19 ExecutableFiles]

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Probably the best SATA III SSD you can buy for 60 US Dollar. Offered excellent performance (albeit it won't match any NVMe ones!) and suitable amount of capacity for that price. Overall a reliable all around SSD for nearly every computers unless if the computer has no support for SATA which means your computer is too old! [Nov '19 ColdSpy]

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