Average Bench: 72.4% (285th of 859)

Based on 7,706 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 27.5% 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 73.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 482MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 33.7%. 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 35.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,706 samples)
Min Avg Max
381 Read 482 502
245 Write 261 273
229 Mixed 333 352
79.2% 359 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 21.5 26.8
27.4 4K Write 73.3 115
10.4 4K Mixed 20.8 29.6
98% 38.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 DQ Read 173 322
60.5 DQ Write 182 258
10.5 DQ Mixed 35.9 53
66.1% 130 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 268
Mixed 346
82% 370 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 29.5
133% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 52.6
101% 203 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 272
Mixed 353
83% 375 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 29
127% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 52.2
104% 210 MB/s
9GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 346
Write 240
Mixed 287
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 15.5
89% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.1
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 15.1
32% 61 MB/s
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $974

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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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