CrucialCT240M500SSD1
SamsungMZ-7PD128BW

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

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC. Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,271 user samples
32,641 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 214GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 23GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 564th / 1058
36,630 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 50GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 35GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 320th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.8 % 89.7 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
409 MB/s 449 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
261 MB/s 339 MB/s Faster write speed.
+30%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.2 MB/s 30.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+39%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.4 MB/s 80.5 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
291 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+7%
271 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.1 MB/s 35.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
186 MB/s 288 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+55%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
439 MB/s 496 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
276 MB/s 447 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+62%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.1 MB/s 36.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+39%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 110 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s 332 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.7 MB/s 44.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
270 MB/s 438 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+62%
Market Share
Based on 47,333,520 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
12.2 % Hugely better value.
+148%
4.93 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 54 %
Price
Price (score)
$70 Much cheaper.
+56%
$160
Age
Newest
102 Months +5% 107 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
328 MB/s 376 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+15%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 333 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+26%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,002 Pts 1,196 Pts Stronger server IO.
+19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+21%
156 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
290 MB/s 328 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+13%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
238 MB/s 243 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
164 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+32%
124 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 128GB
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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 128GB 840 Pro is a rock solid performer. On release, nearly a year and a half ago, the Pro smashed several speed records. Today, with sequential read/write speeds of 519/438 MBps, the Pro is still one of the fastest SSDs available. One of the Pro's top competitors is Samsungs own, newer 840 Evo. Looking at a raw synthetic speed comparison of the 128GB Pro and Evo is a little misleading. On the face of it the Pro only has a marginal lead over the Evo. This due to the fact that the Evo can only maintain its burst write speed for transfers of up to 3GB, the size of its SLC cache. The Pro on the other hand can sustain higher throughputs indefinitely. The Pro also utilizes MLC which is rated for far more erase cycles than the TLC used in the Evo. Server IO is often continuous and would quickly exhaust the 3GB cache on the Evo but for typical consumer use the Evo will remain within the SLC cache most of the time. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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