SamsungMZ-7KE2T0BW
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,880 user samples
2,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 1TB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 75% 890GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 212th / 1058
75,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 143GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 65% 88GB free (System drive)
Poor: 65% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 239th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
108 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
101 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
479 MB/s +3% 465 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
423 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+8%
391 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+9%
32.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
82.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
376 MB/s 388 MB/s +3%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
44.7 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
409 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+17%
350 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
512 MB/s 514 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
493 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
466 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.7 MB/s 42.2 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+8%
114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s 449 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.9 MB/s 58.4 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
492 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+8%
457 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,305,444 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.26 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
20.3 % 23.6 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 60 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$500 $45 Hugely cheaper.
+91%
Age
Newest
70+ Months 45 Months Much more recent.
+36%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
387 MB/s +1% 385 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s +1% 360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,274 Pts +1% 1,257 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
369 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
278 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
337 MB/s +5% 322 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
286 MB/s 290 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
304 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+34%
227 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 250GB
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Much better options available now but still a really good SSD [Nov '18 Scarso]

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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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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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