SamsungMZ-75E1T0B
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q4 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 208,073 user samples
136,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 132% 901GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 75GB free (System drive)
Poor: 75% Great: 132%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 1058
71,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 86GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 113GB free (System drive)
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 239th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
110 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
101 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s +4% 453 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
427 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+9%
391 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
39 MB/s Faster random read.
+17%
33.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
83.9 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s +3% 386 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
45.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
374 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
351 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s 514 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
482 MB/s +4% 465 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+11%
42.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
125 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
116 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
448 MB/s 450 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
65.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+10%
59.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
486 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
455 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 51,169,951 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.24 % Much higher market share.
+60%
Value
Value For Money
23.9 % Slightly better value.
+8%
22 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 60 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $50 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
85 Months 48 Months Much more recent.
+44%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
385 MB/s 386 MB/s +0%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s +1% 359 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1280 Pts +2% 1,260 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
371 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
278 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
337 MB/s +3% 327 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
292 MB/s 297 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+39%
221 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
1TB 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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