Average Bench: 74.7% (397th of 956)

Based on 12,454 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 25.2% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 159MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 40.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,454 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 404 442
203 Write 255 275
249 Mixed 286 309
66.7 SusWrite 179 266
62.7% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 22.2 27.1
27.4 4K Write 82.6 123
17.5 4K Mixed 31.2 39.6
117% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
81.7 DQ Read 284 330
138 DQ Write 243 264
45 DQ Mixed 159 188
148% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 144 121 121 123 119 MB/s
Read 437
Write 268
Mixed 303
SusWrite 142
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 38.7
149% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 176
164% 255 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 121 105 101 111 103 MB/s
Read 349
Write 250
Mixed 263
SusWrite 127
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 26.3
110% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 176
150% 221 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $930

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 Comments

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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