CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,060 user samples
21,060 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 94GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 71% 74GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
96.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
476 MB/s +4% 458 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
403 MB/s 406 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.1 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+5%
31.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
84.4 MB/s 86.7 MB/s +3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
399 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
337 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+10%
41.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
353 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+13%
313 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s +2% 503 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
468 MB/s 483 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
38.7 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s 121 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
452 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+15%
392 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
52.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
455 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
421 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 17,666,427 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % +2% 78.1 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.38 % 0.64 % Much higher market share.
+68%
Price
Price (score)
$47 Hugely cheaper.
+108%
98 USD
Value
Value For Money
23.2 % Much better value.
+56%
14.9 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
386 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+6%
365 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s +2% 353 MB/s
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s +2% 274 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s +3% 314 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
297 MB/s +4% 286 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
235 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
218 MB/s
Age
Newest
21 Months Hugely more recent.
+140%
50.3 Months
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,260 Pts +3% 1,222 Pts
Capacity
Capacity
250GB   —
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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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