CrucialCT500MX500SSD1
SamsungMZ-7KE512BW

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 227,468 user samples
185,691 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 110GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 73% 148GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 223rd / 1058
41,777 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 130GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 65GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 232nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % +2% 103 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s 473 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s +5% 398 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.1 MB/s 33.6 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
83.4 MB/s 87.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
403 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
348 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
46.2 MB/s +5% 44.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
402 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+10%
367 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
514 MB/s 516 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
473 MB/s 487 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
40.5 MB/s 42.3 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s 122 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
449 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
401 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.7 MB/s +5% 55 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
466 MB/s 487 MB/s +5%
Market Share
Based on 43,952,926 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+650%
0.1 %
Value
Value For Money
33.7 % Hugely better value.
+193%
11.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
56 %
Price
Price (score)
$60 Much cheaper.
+76%
$249
Age
Newest
41+ Months Much more recent.
+51%
83 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s +1% 387 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
364 MB/s +2% 358 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,266 Pts 1,270 Pts +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
298 MB/s 363 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+22%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
333 MB/s 342 MB/s +3%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+8%
276 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
256 MB/s 296 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 512GB
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