SamsungMZ-V6E250BW
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,881 user samples
105,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 231% 125GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 143% 153GB free (System drive)
Poor: 143% Great: 231%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 956
5,155 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 89GB free (System drive)
Poor: 76% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
198 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+85%
107 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1763 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+270%
477 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1297 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+208%
421 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
44 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
35.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
142 MB/s Much faster random write.
+58%
89.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
563 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+37%
412 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.7 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
48.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
373 MB/s +1% 371 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2153 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+318%
515 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1511 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+223%
468 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+28%
42.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
193 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+61%
120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
697 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+55%
451 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
63.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+5%
60 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
477 MB/s +4% 459 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,592,927 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+296%
0.47 %
Value
Value For Money
199 % Much better value.
+32%
151 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 75 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$94 $60 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
22+ Months 9 Months Much more recent.
+59%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1174 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+205%
385 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1265 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+252%
359 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,770 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+198%
1,264 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
889 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+220%
278 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
960 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+182%
341 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
900 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+190%
310 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
665 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+169%
247 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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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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