Average Bench: 75.2% (407th of 956)

Based on 10,861 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]


Good average bench

The Crucial M500 240GB averaged 24.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M500 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 157MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 170MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 251MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 10,861 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 406 439
85.3 Write 251 275
241 Mixed 285 308
64.9 SusWrite 170 266
62% 278 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.8 4K Read 22.8 27
30.5 4K Write 84.5 121
19.1 4K Mixed 31.8 39.2
120% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
144 DQ Read 287 330
173 DQ Write 243 263
41.9 DQ Mixed 157 187
147% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 217 222 220 214 206 MB/s
Read 446
Write 253
Mixed 303
SusWrite 216
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 40.7
154% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 178
161% 245 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 267 267 266 268 267 MB/s
Read 440
Write 266
Mixed 310
SusWrite 267
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 35.2
129% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 183
164% 249 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 258 257 258 260 259 MB/s
Read 310
Write 255
Mixed 257
SusWrite 258
61% 270 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 33.1
120% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 148
131% 196 MB/s
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 59 34 37 33 33 MB/s
Read 430
Write 271
Mixed 300
SusWrite 60.1
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 61.4
4K Mixed 30.3
105% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 185
162% 240 MB/s
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Gaming 60%
Desktop 65%
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $928

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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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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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