CrucialCT240M500SSD1
SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G

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

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,878 user samples
19,952 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 159GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 146GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 523rd / 1017
7,926 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 76GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 41GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 261st / 1017
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.8 % 91.5 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
408 MB/s 458 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
258 MB/s 407 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+58%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.2 MB/s 28.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+30%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78 MB/s +3% 75.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+12%
256 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
30.9 MB/s 33.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
192 MB/s 356 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+85%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
441 MB/s 509 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
274 MB/s 481 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+76%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.8 MB/s 36.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+35%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s +1% 116 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
307 MB/s 313 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.9 MB/s 42.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
268 MB/s 475 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+77%
Market Share
Based on 22,623,051 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
12.2 % 13.7 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 65 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$70 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$79
Age
Newest
83 Months 68 Months More recent.
+18%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
330 MB/s 377 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+14%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 338 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+28%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,015 Pts 1,215 Pts Stronger server IO.
+20%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
165 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
284 MB/s 308 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
237 MB/s 263 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+11%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
161 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+13%
143 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 240GB
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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 240GB Sandisk Extreme Pro uses the same controller and NAND as its 13 months younger predecessor, the Extreme II. Comparing the Extreme II and Extreme Pro shows that average performance has increased by 10% but peak performance remains broadly unchanged. The Pro features an improved nCache which uses an SLC buffer to cache writes prior to writing them to the slower MLC NAND. In order to benefit from this improved caching, huge amounts of data need to be written for extended periods, an unlikely consumer scenario. Comparing core performance between the Samsung 840 Evo and Extreme Pro shows that the Extreme Pro averages around 12% faster than the Evo. The Extreme Pro also has a 10 year warranty but I wonder if SATA 3 will even be around at that time. Although the Extreme Pro has a superb performance profile it's not a game changer. [Jun '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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