ToshibaHDTS225EZSTA HDTS225XZSTA
$225
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
 $225 

Controller: Toshiba TC58NC5HA9GST. NAND Memory: Toshiba Asynchronous 19mn MLC. Release date: Q2 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 40,725 user samples
2,072 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 228GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 21GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 423rd / 1018
38,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 43GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 51% 74GB free (System drive)
Poor: 51% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 476th / 1018
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.3 % +4% 77.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
435 MB/s +1% 429 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
330 MB/s 374 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
20.3 MB/s 23.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
64.3 MB/s 82.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+28%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
361 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
330 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.9 MB/s +2% 33.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
272 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+31%
208 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s +5% 473 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
464 MB/s 477 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.7 MB/s 28.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
99 MB/s 117 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+18%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
445 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
400 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
41.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
447 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+69%
265 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 23,745,084 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.24 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,300%
Value
Value For Money
5.76 % 8.17 % Much better value.
+42%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 67 % More popular.
+26%
Price
Price (score)
$225 $144 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
82 Months 45 Months Much more recent.
+45%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
367 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+56%
236 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
332 MB/s +2% 326 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,154 Pts Stronger server IO.
+19%
972 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
306 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
316 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+50%
210 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
238 MB/s 248 MB/s +4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
259 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
238 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 275GB
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The Toshiba HG5d is a reasonable SSD. Considering that Toshiba is amongst the few manufacturers that produce both their own NAND flash and SSD controllers, the HG5d is a little disappointing. With a Real World Speed of 444 MBps the Q Series lies just above the 50th percentile. Relative performance is better for server orientated workloads where the HG5d scored an AS SSD Total score of 970 points putting it in 11th position and at the 66th percentile, additionally the HG5d demonstrated very strong mixed 4K transfer rates peaking at 51.1 MB/s, the second highest seen to date on a 256GB SSD. The Toshiba HG5d is not a bad SSD but neither is it cutting edge which given it's relative youth counts strongly against it. Overall there are both faster and cheaper deals to be had elsewhere. [Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

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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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