Average Bench: 74.2% (490th of 1000)

Based on 14,875 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 25.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 181MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 254MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,875 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 402 440
173 Write 254 275
251 Mixed 287 307
71.9 SusWrite 181 268
62.7% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 21.6 26.5
27.4 4K Write 79.6 116
17.3 4K Mixed 30.6 38.4
114% 43.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
178 DQ Read 296 329
140 DQ Write 245 264
88.8 DQ Mixed 164 187
152% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 112 73 86 86 85 MB/s
Read 428
Write 266
Mixed 304
SusWrite 110
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 38.7
151% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 186
162% 240 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 56 15 14 13 14 MB/s
Read 332
Write 269
Mixed 256
SusWrite 37.9
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 27.9
96% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 146
116% 164 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,440 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $703 months
EbayUS $15033 mins
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 6,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $854

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 Comments

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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16 months ago.

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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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