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Tom's Hardware's Summer Guide: 17 SSDs Rounded Up

Comparison Table

ManufacturerAsaxAsaxCrucial
FamilyLeopard Hunt IIServer One 120RealSSD C300
Model NumberTS25M64 SSDCTFDDAC064MAG-1G1
Capacity128 GB200 GB64 GB
Other Capacities16, 32, 64, 256 GB50, 100, 400 GB128, 256 GB
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLC
ControllerIndilinxSandForceMarvell 88SS9174-BJP2
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Cache (MB)64 MBN/A128 MB
NCQyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBFN/AN/A1 200 000 h
Operating Temperature0-85°C0-85°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.50 WN/A0.09 W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.48 W0.99 W0.13 W
ManufacturerCrucialCrucialG.Skill
FamilyM225RealSSD C300Phoenix
Model numberCT256M225MTFDDAC256MAG-1GAESFM-25S2S-100GBP1
Capacity256 GB256 GB100 GB
Other Capacities64, 256 GB128 GB120 GB
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLC
ControllerIndilinxMarvell 88SS9174-BJP2SandForce SF-1200
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 6Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)64 MB128 MBN/A
NCQyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBF1 000 000 hN/A2 000 000 h
Operating Temperaturena0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.48 W0.09 WN/A
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.39 W0.60 W0.74 W

ManufacturerG.SkillIntelIntel
FamilyPhoenix ProX25X25-M 34 nm
Model NumberFM-25S2S-120GBP2X25-VSSDSA2M160G2G2
Capacity120 GB40 GB160 GB
Other Capacities60, 240 GB80, 160 GB80 GB
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLC
ControllerSandForce SF-1200PC29AS21BA0PC29AS21BA0
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)N/A32 MB32 MB
NCQYesYesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBF2 000 000 h1 200 000 h1 200 000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)N/A0.08 W0.06 W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.71 W0.19 W0.06 W
ManufacturerKingstonOCZOCZ
FamilySSDNow-VVertex 2Vertex 2
Model NumberSNV-425100GB - OCZSSD2-2VTX100G120GB - OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G
Capacity128 GB100 GB120 GB
Other Capacities30, 64 GB50, 200, 400 GB60, 240, 480 GB
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLC
ControllerJMicron JMF618SandForce SF-1200SandForce SF-1200
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s
Cache64 MBN/AN/A
NCQyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBF1 000 000 h2 000 000 h2 000 000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.70 W0.50 W0.50 W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)1.40 W0.55 W0.52 W
ManufacturerOCZOWCRunCore
FamilyVertexMercury Extreme SSDKylin II
Model NumberOCZSSD2-1VTX120GOWCSSDMXE100
Capacity120 GB100 GB100 GB
Other Capacities30, 60, 250 GB50, 200,400 GBN/A
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLC
ControllerIndilinxSandForce SF-1200SandForce SF-1200
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/sSATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB)64 MBN/AN/A
NCQyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBF1 500 000 h1 000 000 h1 000 000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°CN/A
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.47 W0.55 WN/A
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.47 W0.60 W0.64 W
ManufacturerToshibaWestern DigitalSolidata
FamilyHG2WD SiliconEdge BlueK5
Model NumberTHNS256GG8BBAASSC-D0256SC-2100K5 SLC Flash SSD
Capacity256 GB256 GB64 GB
Other Capacities64, 128, 512 GB64, 128 GB16, 32, 128 GB
Flash TypeMLCMLCMLC
ControllerToshiba T6UG1XBGJMicron JMF618Indilinx
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/sSATA 3 Gb/s
Cache (MB)128 MB64 MB64 MB
NCQyesyesyes
Height9.5 mm9.5 mm9.5 mm
MTBF1 000 000 h1 400 000 h2 000 000 h
Operating Temperature0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Specified Idle Power (low-power)0.07 W0.60 W0.50 W
Measured Idle Power (low-power)0.06 W1.00 W0.44 W