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CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
  

Controller: LSI SandForce SF2281VB1-SDC. Memory: Micron Asynchronous 25nm MLC. Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 33,526 user samples
8,929 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% 53GB free
Worst Bench: 31% 22GB free (System drive)
Poor: 31% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 866th / 1011
24,597 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 97GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
42.5 % 105 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+146%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
168 MB/s 477 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+184%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
63.6 MB/s 409 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+543%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.2 MB/s 34.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+55%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
54.7 MB/s 87.8 MB/s Much faster random write.
+61%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
91.5 MB/s 404 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+342%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
25.3 MB/s 47.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+87%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
58 MB/s 363 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+526%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
193 MB/s 515 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+167%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
76.5 MB/s 467 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+510%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.3 MB/s 43.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+52%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
72 MB/s 118 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+64%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s 452 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+319%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.8 MB/s 59 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+80%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
70.2 MB/s 460 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+555%
Market Share
Based on 18,526,098 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.43 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,333%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 81 % Much more popular.
+62%
Age
Newest
70+ Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+69%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
139 MB/s 385 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+177%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
74.8 MB/s 360 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+381%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
443 Pts 1,263 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+185%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
90.9 MB/s 279 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+207%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
75.9 MB/s 328 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+332%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
62.4 MB/s 301 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+382%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62 MB/s 240 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+287%
Capacity
Capacity
60GB 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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