SanDiskSDSSDHII-480G-G25
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 56,534 user samples
27,908 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 447GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 89GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 284th / 1003
28,626 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 155GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 76GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 378th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
88 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
82.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
460 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
413 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
400 MB/s Faster write speed.
+25%
320 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+10%
26.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.7 MB/s 90.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
276 MB/s 288 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.5 MB/s 37.3 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
246 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
228 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
505 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
454 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
480 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+45%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+25%
30.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 121 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
351 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
318 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
44.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
342 MB/s +4% 330 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 15,812,225 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.21 % Much higher market share.
+40%
Value
Value For Money
190 % Hugely better value.
+164%
72 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$65 Much cheaper.
+44%
$116
Age
Newest
58 Months +5% 61 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
390 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+67%
233 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
309 MB/s 313 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,211 Pts Stronger server IO.
+29%
940 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
254 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+103%
173 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
269 MB/s 276 MB/s +3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
209 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+54%
136 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
480GB 256GB
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