CrucialCT240M500SSD1
SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,187 user samples
11,927 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 10GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 423rd / 959
18,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 110GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 295th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.6 % 82.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
402 MB/s 448 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
253 MB/s 364 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+44%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.3 MB/s 30.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+35%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81.8 MB/s +1% 80.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
287 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
247 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.3 MB/s 37 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
177 MB/s +5% 169 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
440 MB/s 501 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+14%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
275 MB/s 470 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+71%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 39.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+47%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
122 MB/s +2% 120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
309 MB/s 340 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.2 MB/s 50.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+30%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
267 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+13%
237 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,145,409 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % 0.33 % Much higher market share.
+74%
Value
Value For Money
51.8 % 101 % Hugely better value.
+95%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 63 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$148 $70 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
67 Months 49 Months More recent.
+27%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
329 MB/s 390 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+19%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
264 MB/s 305 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+16%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,019 Pts 1,210 Pts Stronger server IO.
+19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
188 MB/s 254 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+35%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
283 MB/s 324 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+14%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
241 MB/s 246 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
157 MB/s 204 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+30%
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 Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '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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