CrucialCT512MX100SSD1
$200
CrucialCT500BX100SSD1
 $200 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,638 user samples
30,127 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 477GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 99GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 359th / 1058
12,511 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% 590GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 65GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 306th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
87.1 % 90.6 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
403 MB/s 478 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
424 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
400 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.2 MB/s 26.3 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
77.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s 314 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.2 MB/s +1% 36.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
331 MB/s 343 MB/s +4%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
439 MB/s 516 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
470 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+7%
438 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.3 MB/s 30.4 MB/s +0%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s +5% 111 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
328 MB/s 349 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.6 MB/s 45.2 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
465 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
438 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 49,561,650 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
11.5 % 29.3 % Hugely better value.
+155%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 54 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $59 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
90 Months 83 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
175 MB/s 275 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+57%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+20%
302 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
914 Pts 1,004 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 210 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+15%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
149 MB/s 248 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+66%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
290 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+16%
251 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
168 MB/s 188 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+12%
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 500GB
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2021 SSD Rankings.

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