SamsungMZ-77E250B
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Controller: Samsung MKX. Memory: Samsung 128 layer TLC V-NAND. Release date: Q1 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 92,043 user samples
8,821 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% 197GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 135GB free (System drive)
Poor: 71% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 226th / 1058
83,222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 228GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 78GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 242nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % +5% 100 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
469 MB/s +5% 448 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s +3% 387 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+15%
33.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
82.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
369 MB/s 384 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
45.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
325 MB/s 350 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s +1% 514 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
466 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
50.4 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+19%
42.4 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+11%
114 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
457 MB/s +1% 451 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
67.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
58.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
398 MB/s 455 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 56,071,775 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 0.23 % Much higher market share.
+77%
Value
Value For Money
20 % 23.6 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 60 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$59 $45 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
17 Months Much more recent.
+69%
54 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +1% 385 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s +0% 360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1295 Pts +3% 1,258 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
372 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+34%
278 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
340 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+7%
318 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
292 MB/s +4% 282 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
274 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+27%
215 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2022 SSD Rankings.

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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