SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
CrucialCT240M500SSD1

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17368 user samples
14992 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 171GB free
Worst Bench: 39% 66GB free
Worst: 39% Best: 105%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 757
2376 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 118GB free
Worst Bench: 45% 65GB free
Worst: 45% Best: 96%
SPEED RANK: 235th / 757
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
72.1 % -11%
Market Share
Based on 767,906 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+383%
0.6 % -383%
Value
Value For Money
65.2 % Better value.
+18%
55.3 % -18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % -2% 58 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$125 +3% $130 -3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
478 MB/s +0% 477 MB/s -0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
336 MB/s Faster write speed.
+28%
263 MB/s -28%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+70%
21 MB/s -70%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
60.4 MB/s -22% 73.6 MB/s Faster random write.
+22%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
318 MB/s -4% 331 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.2 MB/s -3% 20.8 MB/s +3%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s +1% 502 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
376 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+38%
272 MB/s -38%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+67%
26.7 MB/s -67%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
88.6 MB/s -31% 116 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+31%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
356 MB/s +1% 351 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.7 MB/s -12% 29.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
Age
Newest
34 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
38 Months -11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
368 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+15%
319 MB/s -15%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
255 MB/s -1% 258 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,092 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+10%
997 Pts -10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
83.9 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+58%
53.1 MB/s -58%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
192 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+11%
173 MB/s -11%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
157 MB/s -13% 177 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+13%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
47.6 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
36.2 MB/s -31%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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