SanDiskSD8SB8U-512G-1122
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,216 user samples
5,070 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 304GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 346GB free (System drive)
Poor: 61% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 412th / 1037
46,146 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 116GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 72% 179GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 215th / 1037
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.3 % 102 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
445 MB/s 477 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
377 MB/s 399 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+6%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.4 MB/s 33.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+22%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
70.8 MB/s 84.3 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
258 MB/s 396 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+53%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.5 MB/s 45.4 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
226 MB/s 352 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+56%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s 513 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
471 MB/s +1% 466 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
37.4 MB/s 41.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s +3% 112 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
341 MB/s 449 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+32%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49.1 MB/s 57.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
303 MB/s 457 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+51%
Market Share
Based on 31,576,380 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,650%
Value
Value For Money
10.8 % 24 % Hugely better value.
+122%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 83 % Much more popular.
+66%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $45 Much cheaper.
+78%
Age
Newest
55+ Months 33 Months Much more recent.
+40%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
369 MB/s 386 MB/s +5%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
287 MB/s 360 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+25%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,151 Pts 1,256 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
235 MB/s 279 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+19%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
323 MB/s 324 MB/s +0%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
246 MB/s 297 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+21%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
199 MB/s 231 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+16%
Capacity
Capacity
512GB 250GB
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2020 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $300Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback