CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
Bc501

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

  

Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 68,793 user samples
61,861 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 176GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 32GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 236th / 1058
6,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 142% 122GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 74% 210GB free (System drive)
Poor: 74% Great: 142%
SPEED RANK: 202nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % 110 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 840 MB/s Much faster read speed.
+78%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
391 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
357 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.9 MB/s +1% 32.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84 MB/s 85.7 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
390 MB/s +3% 378 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+24%
36.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
357 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+35%
265 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
513 MB/s 1054 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+105%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
467 MB/s 659 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+41%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.5 MB/s 41.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 125 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
450 MB/s 662 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+47%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
50.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
460 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+23%
375 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 43,994,119 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
0.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % More popular.
+20%
50 %
Age
Newest
41 Months 32+ Months More recent.
+22%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s 541 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+40%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s 678 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+88%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,257 Pts 1,902 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+51%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
279 MB/s 558 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+100%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
321 MB/s 470 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+46%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
293 MB/s 327 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+12%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
234 MB/s 336 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+44%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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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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