CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 49,590 user samples
33,202 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 188GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 212GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 420th / 1003
16,388 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 66GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 181st / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.2 % 104 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
430 MB/s 478 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
377 MB/s 414 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24 MB/s 33.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+41%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.7 MB/s +2% 85.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
332 MB/s 405 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.7 MB/s 46.5 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+38%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
215 MB/s 367 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+71%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s 513 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
475 MB/s +2% 466 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.4 MB/s 41.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+47%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
118 MB/s 118 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
400 MB/s 449 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.6 MB/s 58 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+39%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
267 MB/s 458 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+72%
Market Share
Based on 15,080,002 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.28 % 0.56 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
Value
Value For Money
92.3 % 200 % Hugely better value.
+117%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 81 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$85 $40 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
36 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+50%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
236 MB/s 386 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+64%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
325 MB/s 360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
972 Pts 1,262 Pts Stronger server IO.
+30%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
279 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
210 MB/s 330 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+57%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
257 MB/s 304 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+18%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
248 MB/s +4% 238 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
275GB 250GB
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The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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The MX500 is Crucial’s current flagship consumer SATA SSD featuring their latest second generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. It’s available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities in a 2.5-inch form factor. All but the 2 TB version will also be available in M.2 (2280) form in the future. The MX500 features a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller which is a change from the Marvell 88SS1074 controller featured in the MX300 (it’s nearly two year old predecessor). Performance is around 30% better than on the MX300 which currently retails at the same price. The MX500 has an SLC cache which increases with drive capacity. Consequently, the larger capacities are better able to sustain high sequential write speeds. The 250 GB version has 250MB of SLC cache, the 500 GB has 512 MB, the 1 TB has 1 GB and the 2 TB has 2 GB. Extended sustained write performance tests show that even though speed does drop off after the cache has been exhausted, it is still maintained at very respectable levels. The MX500’s five year warranty is in line with Samsung’s 850 Evo and exceeds it in terms of endurance (just 75 TBW for the 250 GB 850 Evo versus 100 TBW for the 250 GB MX500). It doesn’t quite match up to the Samsung’s 850 Evo’s performance (effective speed 8% slower), however at current prices it is about 20% cheaper, and on balance offers better value for money. [Mar '18 SSDrivePro]

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