CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
CrucialCT240M500SSD1

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,561 user samples
5,324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 74% 187GB free (System drive)
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 137th / 959
11,237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 128GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 423rd / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
106 % Much faster effective speed.
+42%
74.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s Faster read speed.
+18%
404 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
419 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+68%
250 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+55%
22.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
82 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+44%
286 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.9 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+53%
31.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
370 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+114%
173 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+17%
440 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
467 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+70%
275 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+58%
27 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s +1% 119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
451 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+46%
309 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
59.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+52%
39.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
455 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+70%
267 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,080,616 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % Hugely higher market share.
+194%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
160 % Hugely better value.
+208%
51.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % More popular.
+21%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$55 Much cheaper.
+63%
$148
Age
Newest
10 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
67 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
385 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+17%
329 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
359 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+36%
264 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,263 Pts Stronger server IO.
+24%
1,016 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
279 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+48%
188 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
337 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+17%
287 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
307 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+27%
241 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
249 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+59%
157 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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We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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