CrucialCT240M500SSD1
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,986 user samples
11,609 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 39GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 41GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 354th / 927
70,377 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 78GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 51GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 265th / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
72.1 % 79.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s 484 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
263 MB/s 318 MB/s Faster write speed.
+21%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.2 MB/s 35.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+69%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
72.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+27%
57 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
335 MB/s +2% 329 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.8 MB/s 20.8 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
502 MB/s 510 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
274 MB/s 351 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+28%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s 44.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+66%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
113 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+45%
77.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
353 MB/s 358 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+11%
26.9 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,820,892 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 1.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+641%
Value
Value For Money
79.4 % Much better value.
+57%
50.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$80 Much cheaper.
+53%
$172
Age
Newest
62 Months 58 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
317 MB/s 361 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+14%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
258 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
238 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
991 Pts 1,049 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
53 MB/s 84 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+58%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
168 MB/s 195 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+16%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
175 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
152 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
36.3 MB/s 50.8 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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