CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
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Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q4 2017.

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Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,000 user samples
25,859 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 28GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 198th / 1011
141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 81GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 35% 17GB free (System drive)
Poor: 35% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 747th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
103 % Much faster effective speed.
+76%
58.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
474 MB/s +1% 468 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
400 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+43%
280 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+27%
26.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.2 MB/s Much faster random write.
+60%
53.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
398 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+131%
172 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.4 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+167%
17.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
359 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+223%
111 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s +2% 504 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
467 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
430 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.6 MB/s +2% 40.8 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
107 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
450 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+11%
407 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.8 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+85%
31.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
458 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+12%
409 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 19,367,944 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % Much more popular.
+64%
50 %
Age
Newest
23 Months 12+ Months Much more recent.
+48%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+88%
205 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+9%
330 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,261 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+34%
941 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
279 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+474%
48.6 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
318 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+137%
134 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
292 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+73%
169 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
232 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+867%
24 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 120GB
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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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