SamsungMZ-V7S500B(W|/AM)
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 457,388 user samples
375,956 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 347% 403GB free
Worst Bench: 198% 249GB free (System drive)
Poor: 198% Great: 347%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1058
81,432 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 142GB free
Worst Bench: 73% 81GB free (System drive)
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 236th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
287 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+183%
102 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
2383 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+432%
448 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
2103 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+441%
389 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
66.9 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
+97%
33.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
154 MB/s Hugely faster random write.
+82%
84.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1628 MB/s Hugely faster mixed IO speed.
+323%
385 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
85.9 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+85%
46.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
867 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+146%
352 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2729 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+430%
515 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
2585 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+455%
466 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
75 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+73%
43.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
232 MB/s Hugely faster peak random write.
+102%
115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
1937 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+329%
451 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
110 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+86%
59.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
1060 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+131%
458 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 57,592,766 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.33 % Hugely higher market share.
+454%
0.24 %
Value
Value For Money
92.8 % Hugely better value.
+268%
25.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$59 $42 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
42+ Months More recent.
+24%
55 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1866 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+385%
385 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1505 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+318%
360 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
5,347 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+324%
1,260 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1623 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+482%
279 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1264 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+285%
328 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
936 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+221%
292 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
1058 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+399%
212 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
500GB 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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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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