Average Bench: 72.7% (305th of 885)

Based on 10,488 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 27.3% 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 71.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 485MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 34.3%. 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 38.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 263MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,488 samples)
Min Avg Max
457 Read 485 503
252 Write 263 274
249 Mixed 336 353
79.8% 361 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 21.1 26.7
25.3 4K Write 71.8 114
10.8 4K Mixed 21.2 29.6
97.2% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 DQ Read 180 316
61.6 DQ Write 184 259
10.4 DQ Mixed 38.3 53.1
68.4% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 497
Write 273
Mixed 348
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 27.7
140% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 45.5
96% 196 MB/s
15GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 267
Mixed 346
81% 367 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 20.8
85% 31.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.2
DQ Write 59.6
DQ Mixed 37.5
30% 39.8 MB/s
170GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 478
Write 270
Mixed 347
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 47.5
4K Mixed 11.8
69% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 11.9
39% 84.3 MB/s
168GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 267
Mixed 345
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 11.5
69% 26.2 MB/s
DQ Read 18.9
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 12
26% 49 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $1509 months
EbayUS $24420 mins
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 3,625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,050

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 Comments

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

Transformative performance...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

9 months ago.

I'm using it as a backup only

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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


Excellent

29 days 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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4 years ago.

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