Average Bench: 76.3% (491st of 1016)

Based on 20,302 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 23.6% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 36.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 190MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 258MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 20,302 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 408 441
220 Write 258 276
257 Mixed 291 310
81.4 SusWrite 190 271
64% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 22.6 26.8
29.5 4K Write 83.8 118
19.6 4K Mixed 32 39
120% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
140 DQ Read 285 329
127 DQ Write 239 264
81.9 DQ Mixed 160 188
148% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 249 254 253 254 253 MB/s
Read 441
Write 265
Mixed 307
SusWrite 249
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 37.8
143% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 187
166% 251 MB/s
22GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 266 263 263 263 255 MB/s
Read 428
Write 264
Mixed 298
SusWrite 262
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 36.3
138% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 184
168% 258 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 231 181 184 181 158 MB/s
Read 431
Write 260
Mixed 307
SusWrite 192
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 35.8
134% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 158
155% 249 MB/s
136GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 151 149 119 146 149 MB/s
Read 337
Write 227
Mixed 246
SusWrite 140
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 51.5
4K Mixed 28.5
96% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 28.3
66% 138 MB/s
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 9,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $826

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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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