Average Bench: 72.2% (354th of 929)

Based on 11,515 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT240M500SSD1, Crucial_ CT240M500SSD1, Crucial_ CT240M500SSD, Crucial_ Crucial_CT240M50

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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Good average bench

The Crucial M500 240GB averaged 27.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 485MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 33.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 160MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,515 samples)
Min Avg Max
388 Read 485 503
252 Write 263 274
235 Mixed 335 353
79.7% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 21.3 26.5
27.7 4K Write 73.8 110
10.1 4K Mixed 20.7 29.4
97.9% 38.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 DQ Read 160 316
53.6 DQ Write 176 258
10.7 DQ Mixed 36 53
63.6% 124 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
23GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 265
Mixed 342
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 14.5
82% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 14.3
52% 116 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $990

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

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Might not be the fastest SSD, but is still pretty quick, is very reliable, and has good cost per GB.—Sep '14


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5 months ago.

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i use it on two laptops. one is an old Sony Vaio. 50% more performance. The processes run much smoother and the noise from the vents has diminished to more than 70%. And a Asus Lamborghini VX7. From 5.4 on HDD test i got 9.5 and increase in the multi tasking. Long time usage is not yet in my mind since i use them for less than a month. I will give my feedback if something "bad" will happened. —Sep '14


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