Average Bench: 75.1% (427th of 964)

Based on 12,214 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]


Good average bench

The Crucial M500 240GB averaged 24.8% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 158MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 256MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 12,214 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 404 441
206 Write 256 275
251 Mixed 286 308
65.9 SusWrite 176 266
62.6% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 22.4 27.1
28.7 4K Write 83.7 122
18.6 4K Mixed 31.6 39.5
119% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
129 DQ Read 287 329
153 DQ Write 242 264
42.6 DQ Mixed 158 187
147% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 263 269 270 271 129 MB/s
Read 424
Write 274
Mixed 300
SusWrite 245
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 36.1
135% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 188
168% 255 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 174 160 151 153 159 MB/s
Read 425
Write 269
Mixed 290
SusWrite 176
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 35.5
135% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 175
162% 251 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 266 266 267 268 267 MB/s
Read 368
Write 262
Mixed 271
SusWrite 266
66% 292 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 30.3
125% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 184
168% 258 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 176 172 167 167 165 MB/s
Read 404
Write 270
Mixed 302
SusWrite 179
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 29.4
101% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 190
168% 252 MB/s
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 4,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 87%
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Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $845

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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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