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CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
  

Release date ≈ Q4 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 93,444 user samples
16,267 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 416GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 46% 242GB free (System drive)
Poor: 46% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 577th / 1072
77,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 74GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 64GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 252nd / 1072
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.8 % 101 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
379 MB/s 451 MB/s Faster read speed.
+19%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
241 MB/s 394 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+63%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.3 MB/s 33.7 MB/s Faster random read.
+15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
63.7 MB/s 83.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
+31%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
289 MB/s 386 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
30.9 MB/s 45.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+47%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
216 MB/s 352 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+63%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s 514 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
433 MB/s 466 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
39 MB/s 42.6 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
92.2 MB/s 116 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+26%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
380 MB/s 450 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.8 MB/s 58.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+39%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
442 MB/s 458 MB/s +4%
Market Share
Based on 75,175,691 SSDs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.16 % Much higher market share.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 61 % More popular.
+22%
Age
Newest
51+ Months Much more recent.
+31%
74 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
315 MB/s 384 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+22%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
355 MB/s 359 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,111 Pts 1,258 Pts Stronger server IO.
+13%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
225 MB/s 278 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+24%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
224 MB/s 329 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+47%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
250 MB/s 294 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+18%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
165 MB/s 219 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
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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