SamsungMZ-75E250B
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 532,622 user samples
497,964 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 699GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 194GB free
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 185th / 1011
34,658 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 92GB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 434th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
106 % Much faster effective speed.
+33%
79.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
431 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
443 MB/s Faster write speed.
+16%
383 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
40.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+67%
24.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
100 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+15%
87.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
375 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
336 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
54.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+58%
34.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
251 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
214 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
508 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
472 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
493 MB/s +3% 477 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
48.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+70%
28.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
133 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
414 MB/s +4% 399 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+58%
41.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
325 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+23%
264 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 18,505,703 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,235%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
17.4 % Much better value.
+80%
9.64 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
125 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$73 Much cheaper.
+39%
$120
Age
Newest
58 Months 40 Months Much more recent.
+31%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+64%
236 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
325 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,294 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+33%
973 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
368 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+20%
307 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
340 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+62%
210 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
309 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+21%
256 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
317 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
238 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 275GB
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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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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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