SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT1000MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,935 user samples
64,764 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 96GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 69% 157GB free (System drive)
Poor: 69% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 992
12,171 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 515GB free
Worst Bench: 77% 795GB free (System drive)
Poor: 77% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % 109 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s 478 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s 422 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.8 MB/s +1% 33.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
94.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+6%
89.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s 398 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+17%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.6 MB/s 48 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
360 MB/s 415 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+15%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s +0% 514 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s +4% 471 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
43.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
40.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s 435 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58 MB/s 58.4 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
481 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+5%
458 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 12,953,877 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % +4% 0.49 %
Value
Value For Money
104 % 237 % Hugely better value.
+127%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % Much more popular.
+30%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$97 Cheaper.
+28%
$134
Age
Newest
56 Months 14+ Months Much more recent.
+75%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s 389 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s 361 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,280 Pts +1% 1,266 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
309 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
348 MB/s +3% 337 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
304 MB/s 306 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+14%
270 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 1TB
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