SamsungMZ-75E250B
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 283,372 user samples
282,195 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 166GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 34GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 110th / 921
1,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 178GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 137GB free
Poor: 62% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 165th / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
86.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
500 MB/s 506 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
396 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+5%
376 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
31.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
69.6 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
403 MB/s +0% 402 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+19%
27.8 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s 528 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s +5% 399 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+15%
40.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
103 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
94.8 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s 422 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
42.1 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,470,077 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
6.66 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,653%
0.38 %
Value
Value For Money
98.1 % 103 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % Hugely more popular.
+90%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$90 $75 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
40 Months 4 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
371 MB/s +3% 360 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
279 MB/s 280 MB/s +0%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,147 Pts +3% 1,109 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
121 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+63%
74.4 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
190 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+27%
150 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
180 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
160 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
67.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+56%
43.4 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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The MX500 is Crucial’s current flagship consumer SATA SSD featuring their latest second generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. It’s available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities in a 2.5-inch form factor. All but the 2 TB version will also be available in M.2 (2280) form in the future. The MX500 features a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller which is a change from the Marvell 88SS1074 controller featured in the MX300 (it’s nearly two year old predecessor). Performance is around 30% better than on the MX300 which currently retails at the same price. The MX500 has an SLC cache which increases with drive capacity. Consequently, the larger capacities are better able to sustain high sequential write speeds. The 250 GB version has 250MB of SLC cache, the 500 GB has 512 MB, the 1 TB has 1 GB and the 2 TB has 2 GB. Extended sustained write performance tests show that even though speed does drop off after the cache has been exhausted, it is still maintained at very respectable levels. The MX500’s five year warranty is in line with Samsung’s 850 Evo and exceeds it in terms of endurance (just 75 TBW for the 250 GB 850 Evo versus 100 TBW for the 250 GB MX500). It doesn’t quite match up to the Samsung’s 850 Evo’s performance (effective speed 8% slower), however at current prices it is about 20% cheaper, and on balance offers better value for money. [Mar '18 SSDrivePro]

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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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