Average Bench: 73.5% (269th of 850)

Based on 6,443 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 26.5% 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 77.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 484MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 36.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 263MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
458 Read 484 503
249 Write 263 273
221 Mixed 331 353
79.3% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 21.9 27.1
25 4K Write 77.1 118
10.2 4K Mixed 21.2 30
101% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 DQ Read 173 320
61.9 DQ Write 181 260
10.9 DQ Mixed 36.6 53
66.2% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 273
Mixed 350
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 23.2
94% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 49.9
97% 197 MB/s
2GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 255
Mixed 339
80% 365 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 15.4
104% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 17.7
48% 95.7 MB/s
32GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 264
Mixed 345
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 12.4
102% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 19.5
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 12.5
47% 95.9 MB/s
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Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $899

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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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