CrucialCT240M500SSD1
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,484 user samples
12,279 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% 114GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 2GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 331st / 921
3,205 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 191GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 223GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 150th / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
73.1 % 88 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
481 MB/s 491 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
263 MB/s 434 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+65%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.5 MB/s 28.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+33%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
74.8 MB/s 77.1 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s 429 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+28%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.2 MB/s 21.9 MB/s +3%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
502 MB/s 517 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
274 MB/s 496 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+81%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.8 MB/s 35.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+33%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s +1% 111 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
353 MB/s 485 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+37%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.2 MB/s 29.9 MB/s +2%
Market Share
Based on 6,416,123 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % Hugely higher market share.
+283%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
80.5 % +2% 79.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 64 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$80 Cheaper.
+24%
$105
Age
Newest
61 Months 46 Months More recent.
+25%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
318 MB/s 367 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+15%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
258 MB/s 320 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+24%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
992 Pts 1,179 Pts Stronger server IO.
+19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
53.3 MB/s 65.4 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+23%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s 185 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s 206 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
37.6 MB/s 44.9 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+19%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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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 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 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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