CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
Apple

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

  

Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,834 user samples
73,558 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 49GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 197GB free (System drive)
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 232nd / 1058
276 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 245% 73GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 150% 53GB free (System drive)
Poor: 150% Great: 245%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % 206 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+102%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s 1415 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+201%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
395 MB/s 1259 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+219%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+34%
24.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
85.4 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
71.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
391 MB/s 827 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+112%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.9 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+50%
30.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
353 MB/s 1278 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+262%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s 1881 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+266%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
467 MB/s 1635 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+250%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+28%
33.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s 148 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+28%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
451 MB/s 1045 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+132%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
42.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
454 MB/s 1544 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+240%
Market Share
Based on 47,043,592 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % More popular.
+20%
50 %
Age
Newest
45 Months More recent.
+18%
55+ Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s 1514 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+292%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s 641 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+78%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,261 Pts 3,560 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+182%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s 859 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+209%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
326 MB/s 1100 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+237%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
294 MB/s 564 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+92%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
231 MB/s 767 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+232%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 1TB
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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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