SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
CrucialCT240M500SSD1

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 221,178 user samples
188,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 1TB free
Worst Bench: 64% 72GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 257th / 1058
33,142 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 52GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 560th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
96.2 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
75 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
469 MB/s Faster read speed.
+16%
405 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+54%
259 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39.2 MB/s Much faster random read.
+75%
22.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
87.1 MB/s Faster random write.
+12%
78.1 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
347 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+20%
289 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+56%
31.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
187 MB/s 190 MB/s +2%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
507 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+15%
441 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+77%
276 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
45.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+72%
26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s +3% 112 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+33%
308 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+53%
38 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
297 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
269 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 45,569,915 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+280%
0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
13.4 % Slightly better value.
+9%
12.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 54 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$90 $70 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
97 Months +4% 101 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
383 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+16%
329 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+37%
264 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,267 Pts Stronger server IO.
+26%
1008 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
237 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+26%
188 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
333 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+14%
291 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
290 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+23%
235 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
204 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+27%
161 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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