TranscendTS256GMTS400
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,409 user samples
618 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 135GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 60% 119GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 404th / 991
22,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 205GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 36GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 337th / 991
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.2 % 83 % +5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s Faster read speed.
+20%
415 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
313 MB/s 319 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24 MB/s 26.6 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+11%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.5 MB/s 91.5 MB/s Much faster random write.
+32%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
360 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+25%
289 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.4 MB/s 37.6 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+42%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
264 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+15%
230 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
521 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+16%
451 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
434 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+31%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.4 MB/s +5% 31 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 123 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
440 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+39%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.5 MB/s 44.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
423 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+28%
330 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,089,043 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.23 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,200%
Value
Value For Money
61.8 % 72.6 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 64 % More popular.
+28%
Price
Price (score)
$135 $116 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
51+ Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
56 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
279 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+21%
230 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s 312 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
998 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
937 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s +3% 182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
178 MB/s +2% 175 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
197 MB/s 279 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+42%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.1 MB/s 136 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+106%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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