SamsungMZ-V6E250BW
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 105,976 user samples
85,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 233% 173GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 140% 40GB free (System drive)
Poor: 140% Great: 233%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 959
20,082 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 60GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 330th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
197 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+146%
80.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1744 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+302%
434 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1301 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+243%
379 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
43.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+80%
24 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
140 MB/s Much faster random write.
+58%
88.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
564 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+67%
337 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+54%
34.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
379 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+75%
217 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2142 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+355%
471 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1502 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+216%
476 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
53 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+86%
28.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
194 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+62%
120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
730 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+82%
401 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+52%
41.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+81%
264 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,138,912 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.72 % Hugely higher market share.
+341%
0.39 %
Value
Value For Money
190 % Hugely better value.
+103%
93.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % +3% 66 %
Price
Price (score)
$100 $85 Cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
23+ Months More recent.
+18%
28 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1182 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+401%
236 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1255 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+285%
326 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,768 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+286%
976 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
885 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+189%
306 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
977 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+357%
214 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
902 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+237%
268 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
669 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+168%
250 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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