Samsung
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
  

Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,545 user samples
20 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 17% 2.5TB free
Worst Bench: 10% 2TB free
Poor: 10% Great: 17%
SPEED RANK: 999th / 1003
17,525 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 94GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 74% 145GB free (System drive)
Poor: 74% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
13.4 % 106 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+695%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
140 MB/s 480 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+243%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
111 MB/s 416 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+275%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
1.12 MB/s 34.6 MB/s Insanely faster random read.
+2,989%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
1.78 MB/s 88.9 MB/s Insanely faster random write.
+4,894%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
92.6 MB/s 410 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+343%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
0.3 MB/s 48.1 MB/s Insanely faster random mixed IO.
+15,933%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
146 MB/s 370 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+153%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
198 MB/s 514 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+160%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
158 MB/s 467 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+196%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
8.92 MB/s 41.9 MB/s Hugely faster peak random read.
+370%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
5.16 MB/s 119 MB/s Insanely faster peak random write.
+2,206%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
143 MB/s 452 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+216%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
1 MB/s 59.4 MB/s Insanely faster peak random mixed IO.
+5,840%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
202 MB/s 458 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+127%
Market Share
Based on 15,790,840 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.46 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 81 % Much more popular.
+62%
Age
Newest
34+ Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+47%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
66.5 Pts 1,263 Pts Insanely stronger server IO.
+1,800%
Capacity
Capacity
3TB 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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