CrucialCT240M500SSD1
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 89,819 user samples
12,214 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 162GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 22GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 427th / 964
77,605 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% 179GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 44GB free (System drive)
Poor: 67% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
75.1 % 96.1 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
404 MB/s 465 MB/s Faster read speed.
+15%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
256 MB/s 417 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+63%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.4 MB/s 38.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
+72%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.7 MB/s 88 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
286 MB/s 348 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.6 MB/s 48.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+53%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
176 MB/s 185 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+5%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
441 MB/s 508 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
275 MB/s 490 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+78%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.1 MB/s 46.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+72%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s 123 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s 414 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.5 MB/s 59.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+51%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
266 MB/s 295 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 9,689,751 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % 1.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+396%
Value
Value For Money
110 % Hugely better value.
+99%
55.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$55 Much cheaper.
+72%
$199
Age
Newest
68 Months 64 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
329 MB/s 384 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+17%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 359 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+36%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,019 Pts 1,276 Pts Stronger server IO.
+25%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
187 MB/s 237 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+27%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
287 MB/s 337 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+17%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
242 MB/s 311 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+29%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
158 MB/s 207 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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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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The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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