CrucialCT500BX100SSD1
CrucialCT525MX300SSD1

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,241 user samples
3,755 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% 239GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 288GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 964
27,486 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 404GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 124GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 250th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
91.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
86.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s Faster read speed.
+20%
396 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
403 MB/s 404 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
24.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.3 MB/s 89.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s 346 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.4 MB/s +4% 35.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
339 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
289 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+19%
434 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
439 MB/s 482 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
28.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s 122 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
347 MB/s 389 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
42.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
436 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+31%
332 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,549,794 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+817%
Value
Value For Money
76.8 % 145 % Hugely better value.
+89%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$240 $100 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
46 Months 29 Months Much more recent.
+37%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
276 MB/s 352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+28%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
297 MB/s 327 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,010 Pts 1,150 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+14%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
210 MB/s 329 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
248 MB/s 305 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+23%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
260 MB/s 279 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
181 MB/s 279 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+54%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 525GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2018 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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