OCZARC100-25SAT3-240G
$120
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
 $120 

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

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,630 user samples
5,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 79GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 58% 190GB free (System drive)
Poor: 58% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 262nd / 959
19,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 161GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 59% 175GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 300th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.4 % +4% 82.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
361 MB/s 409 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+13%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
400 MB/s Faster write speed.
+26%
317 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.8 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.3 MB/s 93.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
294 MB/s +4% 284 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.3 MB/s 37.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
350 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+59%
220 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
407 MB/s 454 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+12%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
425 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+28%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28 MB/s 31.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
129 MB/s +2% 126 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
321 MB/s +2% 314 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
40 MB/s 45.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+13%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
407 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+24%
327 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,138,912 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.33 % Hugely higher market share.
+560%
Value
Value For Money
69.4 % 72 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 64 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $116 +3%
Age
Newest
50 Months +4% 52 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
316 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
259 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
351 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+12%
313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,114 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+13%
985 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
258 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+42%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
269 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+52%
177 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
289 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
273 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
215 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+59%
135 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 256GB
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The 240GB OCZ ARC has a solid performance profile with particularly strong 4K speeds. The ARC is positioned below both OCZ's enthusiast Vector 150 and the mainstream Vertex 460 but based on hardware specs there is very little separating the drives (newer NAND on the ARC). Comparing the Vertex 460 and ARC shows that the ARC lags particularly in terms of sequential write speed but the overall difference in effective speed is marginal. The broad performance equivalence coupled with the fact that the Vertex 460 is available at the same price point makes the 240GB ARC somewhat redundant for the time being. Given that the ARC is relatively new, prices are likely to drop significantly over the coming months at which point the ARC may make more sense. [Sep '14 SSDrivePro]

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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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