SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,333 user samples
58,542 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% 147GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 40GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 991
22,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 205GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 36GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 337th / 991
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
83 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
415 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s Faster write speed.
+30%
319 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+29%
26.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
95.1 MB/s +4% 91.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
289 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.8 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
37.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
369 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+60%
230 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+14%
451 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+47%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+44%
31 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
132 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
123 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
384 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
60.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+34%
44.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
483 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+46%
330 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,089,043 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % Hugely higher market share.
+113%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
71.1 % 72.6 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
94 % Much more popular.
+47%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 $116 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
55 Months +2% 56 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+69%
230 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
356 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+14%
312 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,284 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+37%
937 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+97%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
337 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+93%
175 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
279 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
297 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+118%
136 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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