SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT500MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,657 user samples
46,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 132GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 956
7,336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 107GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 438GB free (System drive)
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 131st / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % 109 % +3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s 476 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s 426 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.1 MB/s 34.4 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
97 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
89.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
340 MB/s 410 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.3 MB/s 48.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
364 MB/s 405 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s +1% 514 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s +4% 473 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
41.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
121 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s 447 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.5 MB/s 59.8 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
480 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+5%
456 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,569,795 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % 0.77 % Higher market share.
+17%
Value
Value For Money
71.5 % 190 % Hugely better value.
+166%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % More popular.
+27%
75 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 $90 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
50 Months 8+ Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s 388 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s 363 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,280 Pts +1% 1,272 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+20%
298 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
344 MB/s +1% 340 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
305 MB/s 313 MB/s +3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
265 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 500GB
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