Average Bench: 73.2% (329th of 921)

Based on 12,758 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 26.7% 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 74.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 481MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 33.8%. 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 38.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 263MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,758 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 481 502
250 Write 263 274
245 Mixed 336 353
79.5% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 21.6 26.7
29.1 4K Write 74.1 112
11.4 4K Mixed 21.5 29.2
99.5% 39.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 DQ Read 182 318
61.6 DQ Write 183 258
12.1 DQ Mixed 38.1 53.3
68.4% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
143GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 265
Mixed 346
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 28.9
4K Mixed 21.9
66% 21.9 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 51.6
61% 107 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 267
Mixed 348
81% 369 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 23.1
4K Mixed 9.09
45% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 23.6
DQ Mixed 8.74
10% 15.8 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 458
Write 259
Mixed 343
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 6.37
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 5.48
30% 12.1 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 4.49
35% 80.9 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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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: $998

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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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3 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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