CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
HyperXSHSS37A/240G

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

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC. Release date: Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,695 user samples
77,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 74GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 64GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 260th / 1080
39,518 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 30GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 348th / 1080
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
89.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
451 MB/s +4% 434 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
394 MB/s +0% 393 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.7 MB/s Faster random read.
+28%
26.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
77.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
386 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+26%
306 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+34%
34 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
352 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
333 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s +1% 509 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
466 MB/s 494 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.6 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
31.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s +2% 114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
450 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+26%
358 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+39%
41.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
458 MB/s 486 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 76,390,575 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+250%
0.04 %
Value
Value For Money
26 % Hugely better value.
+163%
9.86 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 56 %
Price
Price (score)
$40 Much cheaper.
+66%
$118
Age
Newest
78 Months More recent.
+30%
111 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
384 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+7%
360 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
359 MB/s 371 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,258 Pts +4% 1,214 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
278 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+51%
184 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
329 MB/s +4% 315 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
294 MB/s +4% 283 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
219 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+134%
93.6 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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The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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