TranscendTS256GSSD370
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 20nm Synchronous MLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $116 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,123 user samples
1,530 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 117GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 133GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 329th / 959
19,593 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 161GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 59% 175GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 300th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.5 % 82.3 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s Faster read speed.
+16%
409 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
289 MB/s 317 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.4 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
79.2 MB/s 93.4 MB/s Faster random write.
+18%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
293 MB/s +3% 284 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
30.6 MB/s 37.5 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+23%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
236 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
220 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
520 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+15%
454 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
302 MB/s 332 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
29.6 MB/s 31.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+5%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 126 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+11%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
377 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+20%
314 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.5 MB/s 45.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
298 MB/s 327 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 9,145,409 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,067%
Value
Value For Money
99.4 % Much better value.
+38%
72 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 64 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$73 Much cheaper.
+37%
$116
Age
Newest
50 Months +4% 52 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
289 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+12%
259 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
287 MB/s 313 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
991 Pts +1% 985 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
190 MB/s +4% 182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
210 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+19%
177 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
226 MB/s 273 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+21%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
109 MB/s 135 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+24%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 256GB
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The 256GB Transcend SSD370 sports a Silicon Motion (SM2246EN) controller coupled with Micron 20nm synchronous MLC NAND. With peak sequential read/write speeds of 520/290 MBps and peak 4k read/write speeds of 29/116 the SSD370 has an effective speed which is amongst the bottom 25% of ~250GB drives. The effective speed is weighed down by a relatively weak sequential write speed of just 290 MBps. The performance highlight for the SSD370 is its ability to deal with mixed 4k IO which is arguably one of the best real world indicators. At current prices the SSD370 can't compete as there are both cheaper and faster alternatives on the market but prices are almost certain to drop at which time the SSD370 will fare far better in terms of value. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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