SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 114,722 user samples
63,178 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 221GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 63GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 273rd / 1058
51,544 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 209GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 60% 25GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 433rd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.1 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
82.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
461 MB/s Faster read speed.
+10%
418 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
380 MB/s Faster write speed.
+19%
319 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.7 MB/s Faster random read.
+16%
26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81.2 MB/s 86.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s +5% 289 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+5%
36.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
321 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+33%
241 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+11%
458 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
482 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+45%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+19%
30.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 118 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
361 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
317 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
44 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
478 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+45%
330 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,284,299 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % Much higher market share.
+50%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
7.12 % 9.72 % Much better value.
+37%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 54 %
Price
Price (score)
$209 $116 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
107 Months 87 Months More recent.
+19%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+59%
241 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
335 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+7%
313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,221 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
949 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 183 MB/s +5%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
332 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+84%
180 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
254 MB/s 271 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
143 MB/s 144 MB/s +1%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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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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