WDWDS250G1B0B
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1

Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,400 user samples
7,408 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 122GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 481st / 1058
61,992 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 88GB free
Worst Bench: 77% 76GB free (System drive)
Poor: 77% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 232nd / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
79.3 % 103 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
444 MB/s 476 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+7%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
334 MB/s 401 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
29.5 MB/s 33.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+15%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.2 MB/s 86 MB/s Faster random write.
+24%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
248 MB/s 396 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+60%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35.8 MB/s 46.4 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+30%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
156 MB/s 357 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+129%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
502 MB/s 514 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
470 MB/s +1% 466 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
40.4 MB/s 41.7 MB/s +3%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
110 MB/s 116 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+5%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
349 MB/s 451 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+29%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.8 MB/s 58.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+16%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
214 MB/s 458 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+114%
Market Share
Based on 44,313,552 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.24 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,100%
Value
Value For Money
17.2 % 22.8 % Much better value.
+32%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 60 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$50 $49 +2%
Age
Newest
55+ Months 42 Months More recent.
+24%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s 385 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
301 MB/s 360 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+20%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1181 Pts 1,258 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
254 MB/s 279 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
324 MB/s 328 MB/s +1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
246 MB/s 294 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+20%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
215 MB/s 236 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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