CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
CrucialCT240BX500SSD1

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

Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 6,592 user samples
6,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 177GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 71% 81GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 964
491 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 194GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 35% 103GB free (System drive)
Poor: 35% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 507th / 964
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % Much faster effective speed.
+50%
70.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s +2% 462 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
418 MB/s +4% 400 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
27.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.3 MB/s Much faster random write.
+50%
58.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
409 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+32%
310 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+150%
18.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
371 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+45%
255 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s +1% 511 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
467 MB/s +3% 455 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
35.6 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
121 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
450 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
428 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+85%
32.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
452 MB/s +2% 444 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,691,032 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+89%
0.18 %
Value
Value For Money
163 % Much better value.
+32%
123 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % Much more popular.
+51%
51 %
Price
Price (score)
$53 $43 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
11 Months 2+ Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+53%
252 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
359 MB/s +3% 348 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,265 Pts Stronger server IO.
+23%
1,031 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
279 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+460%
49.8 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
334 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+63%
205 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
307 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+18%
260 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
245 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+541%
38.2 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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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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