SanDiskSDSSDHP-256G-G25
CrucialCT240M500SSD1

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 16,991 user samples
5,754 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 227GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 62GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 330th / 959
11,237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 98GB free
Worst Bench: 53% 128GB free (System drive)
Poor: 53% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 423rd / 959
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
74.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
442 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
404 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
335 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+34%
250 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
75.8 MB/s 82 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
186 MB/s 286 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+54%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.3 MB/s 31.4 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+7%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
274 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+58%
173 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
490 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+11%
440 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
433 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+57%
275 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+23%
27 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s 119 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
240 MB/s 309 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.2 MB/s 39.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+5%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
431 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+61%
267 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 9,080,616 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+129%
Value
Value For Money
61.4 % Better value.
+19%
51.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 62 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$139 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$148
Age
Newest
69 Months 67 Months +3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
327 MB/s 329 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
216 MB/s 264 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+22%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
996 Pts 1,016 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
127 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+48%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
271 MB/s 287 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+6%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s 241 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+32%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
108 MB/s 157 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+45%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 240GB
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We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 SSDrivePro]

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