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CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
  

Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,044 user samples
1,076 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% 192GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 55% 86GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 519th / 1012
27,968 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 182GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 72% 41GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 1012
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
74.5 % 103 % Much faster effective speed.
+39%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
407 MB/s 475 MB/s Faster read speed.
+17%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
308 MB/s 403 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+31%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.8 MB/s 33.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+36%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
62.5 MB/s 86.4 MB/s Much faster random write.
+38%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
225 MB/s 398 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+77%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
31.1 MB/s 46.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+50%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
191 MB/s 359 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+88%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
488 MB/s 515 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
434 MB/s 468 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.2 MB/s 42.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
92.7 MB/s 117 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+26%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
304 MB/s 451 MB/s Much faster peak mixed IO speed.
+48%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.7 MB/s 58.6 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+31%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
215 MB/s 459 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+113%
Market Share
Based on 20,108,130 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.28 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,700%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 82 % Much more popular.
+64%
Age
Newest
21+ Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
23 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
375 MB/s 385 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
308 MB/s 360 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+17%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,148 Pts 1,261 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+10%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
267 MB/s 278 MB/s +4%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
314 MB/s 317 MB/s +1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
244 MB/s 294 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+20%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
217 MB/s 233 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 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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