OCZARC100-25SAT3-120G
CrucialCT128M4SSD2
$116

Controller: Indilinx Barefoot 3. Flash Memory: Toshiba A19nm MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 25nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,271 user samples
3,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 98GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 62% 32GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 436th / 1058
32,950 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% 348GB free
Worst Bench: 42% 24GB free (System drive)
Poor: 42% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 791st / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+39%
59.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
370 MB/s 429 MB/s Faster read speed.
+16%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
361 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+98%
182 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.3 MB/s +2% 23.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84 MB/s Faster random write.
+17%
71.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+28%
218 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+118%
14.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
284 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+92%
148 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
410 MB/s 478 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+17%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
382 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+96%
195 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.1 MB/s 28.7 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+12%
104 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
301 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+28%
235 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+107%
18.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
370 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+91%
194 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,446,634 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.05 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
Value
Value For Money
7.09 % Much better value.
+71%
4.15 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % +4% 52 %
Price
Price (score)
$82 Cheaper.
+29%
$116
Age
Newest
83 Months Much more recent.
+33%
123 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
309 MB/s +4% 297 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+105%
175 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1093 Pts Stronger server IO.
+27%
859 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
254 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+335%
58.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
278 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+77%
157 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
291 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+135%
124 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
224 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+544%
34.8 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
120GB 128GB
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