SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,839 user samples
34,589 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 238GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 105GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 228th / 992
24,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 84GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 386th / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
80.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
454 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+5%
431 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
357 MB/s 390 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.2 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
24.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.1 MB/s 86.8 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
289 MB/s 339 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.2 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
34.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
284 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+29%
221 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
472 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s +0% 478 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+27%
28.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 120 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s 400 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+13%
41.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
477 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+79%
267 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,966,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % 0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
78 % 93.6 % Better value.
+20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 67 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$120 $85 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
77 Months 33 Months Much more recent.
+57%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+63%
236 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
333 MB/s +2% 326 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,222 Pts Stronger server IO.
+25%
976 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 306 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+75%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+56%
214 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
256 MB/s 265 MB/s +4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
139 MB/s 250 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+80%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 275GB
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The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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