Average Bench: 73.4% (266th of 848)

Based on 4,520 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 26.6% 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 77MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 483MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 35.7%. 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 36.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 262MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 483 502
239 Write 262 273
243 Mixed 335 353
79.5% 360 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 21.8 27
25.4 4K Write 77 119
10.8 4K Mixed 20.8 30.2
100% 39.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 DQ Read 180 325
51.8 DQ Write 184 260
11.1 DQ Mixed 36.9 53
67.7% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 260
Mixed 346
81% 369 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 28
129% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 51.6
99% 200 MB/s
99GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 272
Mixed 352
83% 377 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 15.8
100% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 53.8
84% 159 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 483
Write 264
Mixed 346
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 27.8
114% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 19.9
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 13.7
24% 44.6 MB/s
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AmazonUS $134.991 day ago.
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 2,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $860

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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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