SamsungMZ-75E250B
CrucialCT240BX300SSD1

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q4 2014.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D MLC. Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 310,735 user samples
308,999 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 209GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 88GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 143rd / 959
1,736 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 99GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 134GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
94.9 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
468 MB/s 471 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
435 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
404 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+43%
27.8 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
99.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
81.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
366 MB/s 369 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
39.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
245 MB/s 353 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+44%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s 514 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s +4% 474 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
48.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+42%
34 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
132 MB/s +5% 126 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s 442 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+26%
52.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
326 MB/s 446 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+37%
Market Share
Based on 9,138,912 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.92 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,929%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
100 % 130 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % Hugely more popular.
+143%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 $60 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
46 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+70%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+21%
318 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s 359 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,286 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+12%
1,152 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
365 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+23%
297 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+20%
282 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
309 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
284 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+26%
249 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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Crucial’s BX300 SSD is a 3D MLC entry level SSD, with debut pricing in line with the Samsung's 850 Evo, the current market leader. The BX300 is one of the faster consumer SSDs available, with a 2% performance improvement over Crucial’s older MLC based MX200 and a 25% performance improvement over the TLC based MX300 which are both from Crucial’s more expensive MX product line. MLC NAND offers more consistent performance and has higher endurance than TLC NAND. Although Samsung’s 850 Evo (which is based on proprietary TLC V-NAND) has a 10% effective speed advantage over the BX300 the BX300 wins on write consistency. The 240GB BX300 has a three year warranty or 80 Terabytes Written (TBW) compared to five years or 75 (TBW) for the 250 GB 850 Evo. This makes for an interesting choice between the BX300 and the 850 Evo. Each model has an SLC cache which is proportional to its capacity, as a result the larger capacities offer better performance. The 120 GB BX300 has a 4 GB SLC cache, the 240 GB has 8 GB and the 480 GB has 16 GB. SLC caches improve burst write performance beyond the already respectable MLC write performance. Unfortunately, at least for now, the BX300 only comes in modest capacities, with the largest being 480 GB. For write consistency, thanks to its MLC NAND, the BX300 punches well above its price point. [Nov '17 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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