SamsungMZ-76P256BW
CrucialCT525MX300SSD4

Controller: Samsung MJX. Memory: Samsung 64 layer MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2018.

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Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 11,681 user samples
2,926 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 131% 93GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 176GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 131%
SPEED RANK: 175th / 1011
8,755 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 58GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 291GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 307th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
87.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
403 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
425 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
402 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
36.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+49%
24.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.6 MB/s +1% 90.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
400 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
344 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
36.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
403 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+39%
290 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+14%
451 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s +3% 478 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+61%
28.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
129 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
447 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+15%
388 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
61.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+43%
43 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
487 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+48%
330 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,133,049 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Much higher market share.
+50%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
17.1 % 26.2 % Much better value.
+53%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
50 %
Price
Price (score)
$79 $68 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
21 Months Much more recent.
+43%
37+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
390 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+11%
351 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
327 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,292 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+12%
1,150 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
366 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+13%
324 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+12%
299 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
302 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
273 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+12%
273 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 525GB
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There's nothing inherently wrong with it. It does what it's supposed to do, it's M.2. The reason I chose this at the time was because I trusted the manufacturing tolerances of Micron, and I thought that other brands were overrated. It saves space, because it can be mounted directly onto the motherboard, in one way or the other. Of course...If I had just waited a little longer I could have bought the new MX500 series SSD, but they don't have any M.2 format drives released yet and there isn't much of significant difference; which is a higher read speed of 560 MB/s and 5 year warranty. The 3 year warranty and read speed of 530 MB/s is just fine! [Dec '17 morahman7vn]

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