SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,253 user samples
49,734 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 147GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 976
20,519 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 150GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 162GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 374th / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
79.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
430 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
384 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+43%
24 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
96.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
87.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
341 MB/s +2% 335 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
34.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
356 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+65%
216 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
473 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s +2% 477 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+55%
28.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
385 MB/s 401 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.7 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
41.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+80%
266 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,388,728 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Higher market share.
+26%
0.42 %
Value
Value For Money
70.8 % 92.8 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
+45%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 $85 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
53 Months 30 Months Much more recent.
+43%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+64%
236 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
326 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,279 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+31%
978 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
307 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+62%
208 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
263 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
292 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+20%
244 MB/s
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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