CrucialCT500BX100SSD1
CrucialCT525MX300SSD1

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

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Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 62,232 user samples
6,687 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 436GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 280GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 285th / 1011
55,545 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 376GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 275GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 315th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
88.6 % +2% 86.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
401 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
394 MB/s 396 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.6 MB/s +4% 24.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.4 MB/s 90.7 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
295 MB/s 343 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.3 MB/s +1% 35.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
335 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
286 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
435 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
439 MB/s 481 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
28.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s 120 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
346 MB/s 388 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
42.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
433 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+31%
331 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,849,350 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
Value
Value For Money
21 % Much better value.
+37%
15.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 65 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$89 Much cheaper.
+35%
$138
Age
Newest
59 Months 42 Months More recent.
+29%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
275 MB/s 353 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+28%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
300 MB/s 327 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,006 Pts 1,149 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+14%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s 330 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
237 MB/s 300 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+27%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
243 MB/s 272 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
175 MB/s 274 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 525GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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