SanDiskSDSSDHP-256G-G25
CrucialCT120M500SSD1

Controller: Marvell 88SS9175. Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,768 user samples
15,994 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 108GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 183GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 461st / 1058
14,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% 83GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 49% 49GB free
Poor: 49% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 716th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.6 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
65.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
444 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
404 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
342 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+157%
133 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.7 MB/s Faster random read.
+19%
22.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.9 MB/s 78.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
191 MB/s 195 MB/s +2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.2 MB/s 30.2 MB/s +3%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
282 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+169%
105 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
490 MB/s Faster peak read speed.
+12%
438 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
442 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+216%
140 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+23%
26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
102 MB/s 108 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
244 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
206 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.4 MB/s 36.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
440 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+224%
136 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,269,903 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
8.28 % Hugely better value.
+129%
3.62 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$139 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$150
Age
Newest
104 Months 102 Months +2%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
326 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+26%
259 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
216 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+54%
140 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
988 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+31%
754 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s 159 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+25%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
282 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+16%
243 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+44%
127 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
112 MB/s 135 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+21%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 120GB
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The 120GB M500 is successor to the phenomenally successful Crucial M4. The M500 was poised to win loyal M4 customers but as it turns out the new M500 is worse for typical consumer use than the now nearly three years old M4. There are some cosmetic performance improvements over the M4 but they are purely synthetic. For example, deep queue speeds are significantly improved and the newer M500 handles mixed IO far better. Consumers require decent sequential read/write speeds which average 435/185 MB/s on the M4 vs 395/134 MB/s on the M500! Other manufacturers have come leaps and bounds over the last three years which has raised the performance bar is several notches. In today's market the new M500 simply cannot compete on performance, it doesn't even come close to the likes of the Samsung Evo or OCZ Vector 150. The M500, however, is one of the cheapest mainstream SSDs available at this time but it's easy to justify spending just a little more for a lot more performance. [Feb '14 SSDrivePro]

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