Average Bench: 74.4% (513th of 1011)

Based on 15,887 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 25.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 35.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 183MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 257MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 15,887 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 404 440
191 Write 257 275
242 Mixed 288 308
70.1 SusWrite 183 268
63.2% 283 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 22 26.7
25.3 4K Write 79 119
17.1 4K Mixed 31 38.6
115% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
154 DQ Read 288 330
147 DQ Write 241 264
99.1 DQ Mixed 163 187
150% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
162GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 266 268 267 267 267 MB/s
Read 432
Write 267
Mixed 302
SusWrite 267
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 39.2
156% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 179
165% 255 MB/s
196GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 270 271 270 270 271 MB/s
Read 406
Write 263
Mixed 294
SusWrite 269
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 35
134% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 182
164% 249 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 168 156 147 151 152 MB/s
Read 405
Write 274
Mixed 294
SusWrite 154
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 33.1
147% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 160
156% 248 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 113 87 85 89 82 MB/s
Read 339
Write 270
Mixed 274
SusWrite 109
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 34.1
123% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 153
132% 194 MB/s
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 155 89 98 90 93 MB/s
Read 400
Write 233
Mixed 273
SusWrite 110
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 57.5
4K Mixed 27.2
96% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 179
159% 241 MB/s
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 8,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 64%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $940

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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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