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CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
  

Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,080 user samples
47 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 110GB free
Worst Bench: 44% 66GB free (System drive)
Poor: 44% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 404th / 1016
30,033 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 203GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 1016
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.5 % 102 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
458 MB/s 473 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
398 MB/s 403 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27 MB/s 32.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
92 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+12%
82.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
355 MB/s 401 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.3 MB/s 45.2 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+112%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
301 MB/s 362 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
505 MB/s 515 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
460 MB/s 467 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.6 MB/s 40.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 114 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
475 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+5%
451 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.6 MB/s 57.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+95%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
443 MB/s 456 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 22,370,920 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.41 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 84 % Much more popular.
+68%
Age
Newest
23+ Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
25 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
201 MB/s 386 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+92%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
344 MB/s 360 MB/s +5%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
951 Pts 1,256 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+32%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
160 MB/s 279 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+74%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
127 MB/s 325 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+156%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
301 MB/s +2% 295 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
45 MB/s 241 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+436%
Capacity
Capacity
128GB 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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