Average Bench: 75.3% (497th of 1011)

Based on 16,748 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT240M500SSD1, Crucial_ CT240M500SSD1, Crucial_ CT240M500SSD, Crucial_ Crucial_CT240M50

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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Good average bench

The Crucial M500 240GB averaged 24.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M500 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 159MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,748 samples)
Min Avg Max
337 Read 408 442
232 Write 259 275
257 Mixed 289 308
70.7 SusWrite 183 270
63.6% 285 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15 4K Read 22.5 26.9
27.9 4K Write 81 120
18.7 4K Mixed 31.7 39.3
118% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 287 329
138 DQ Write 237 264
68.1 DQ Mixed 159 187
147% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 252 257 260 259 259 MB/s
Read 434
Write 274
Mixed 304
SusWrite 258
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 34.4
124% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 185
168% 258 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 262 264 263 264 264 MB/s
Read 416
Write 59.5
Mixed 284
SusWrite 263
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 60.5
4K Mixed 33.4
116% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 170
147% 221 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 177 183 186 187 187 MB/s
Read 350
Write 271
Mixed 275
SusWrite 182
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 35.8
130% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 146
126% 187 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 7,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,025

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC

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Might not be the fastest SSD, but is still pretty quick, is very reliable, and has good cost per GB.—Sep '14


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i use it on two laptops. one is an old Sony Vaio. 50% more performance. The processes run much smoother and the noise from the vents has diminished to more than 70%. And a Asus Lamborghini VX7. From 5.4 on HDD test i got 9.5 and increase in the multi tasking. Long time usage is not yet in my mind since i use them for less than a month. I will give my feedback if something "bad" will happened. —Sep '14


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