CrucialCT500P1SSD8
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,760 user samples
16,838 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 230% 113GB free
Worst Bench: 129% 376GB free (System drive)
Poor: 129% Great: 230%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1016
27,922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 138GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 88GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 198th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
192 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+86%
103 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1367 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+187%
477 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
871 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+114%
407 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
55.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+65%
33.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
134 MB/s Much faster random write.
+59%
84.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
842 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+108%
404 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
67.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+46%
46.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
651 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+77%
367 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
1460 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+184%
514 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
939 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+101%
467 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
62.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+49%
42 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
184 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+60%
115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
912 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+102%
451 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
81.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+38%
58.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
919 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+100%
459 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 21,412,455 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % Much higher market share.
+31%
0.35 %
Value
Value For Money
56.5 % Hugely better value.
+132%
24.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 82 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$67 $45 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
14+ Months Much more recent.
+42%
24 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
351 MB/s 385 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+10%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
890 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+147%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
2,012 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+60%
1,258 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
224 MB/s 279 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+25%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+5%
321 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
729 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+147%
295 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
207 MB/s 235 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 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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