CrucialCT525MX300SSD1
CrucialCT500BX100SSD1

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,867 user samples
26,068 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 262GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 347GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 219th / 959
3,799 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 239GB free
Worst Bench: 62% 288GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 187th / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
88 % 91.2 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
402 MB/s 473 MB/s Faster read speed.
+18%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
408 MB/s +1% 404 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.7 MB/s 26.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
83.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
352 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
308 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.2 MB/s 37.1 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
293 MB/s 335 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
438 MB/s 515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+18%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
481 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+10%
439 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s 31 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s +1% 119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
389 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
348 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
42.9 MB/s 46.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
331 MB/s 436 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+32%
Market Share
Based on 9,080,616 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % Hugely higher market share.
+671%
0.07 %
Value
Value For Money
136 % Much better value.
+78%
76.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$111 Much cheaper.
+54%
$240
Age
Newest
28 Months Much more recent.
+38%
45 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+28%
275 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
328 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
297 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,149 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+14%
1,008 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
330 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
210 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
311 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+24%
250 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
284 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
260 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
279 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+52%
184 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
525GB 500GB
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