CrucialCT1000MX500SSD1
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

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

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 61,751 user samples
8,782 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 127% 474GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 871GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 127%
SPEED RANK: 149th / 980
52,969 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 116GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 162nd / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
109 % +5% 104 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s +1% 469 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s +1% 413 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.6 MB/s 33.9 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.3 MB/s 93.4 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
393 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
337 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
44.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
410 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+14%
359 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s 516 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
471 MB/s 489 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
40.9 MB/s 43.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s 132 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
435 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
60 MB/s +3% 58.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
458 MB/s 481 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 11,465,682 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % 0.55 % +2%
Value
Value For Money
236 % Hugely better value.
+235%
70.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 96 % Much more popular.
+35%
Price
Price (score)
$135 Cheaper.
+17%
$163
Age
Newest
12+ Months Much more recent.
+78%
54 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s 389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s +2% 353 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,272 Pts 1,281 Pts +1%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s 357 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
348 MB/s +2% 341 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
312 MB/s +4% 300 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s 300 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 256GB
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