Average Bench: 74.9% (539th of 1037)

Based on 25,317 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 25.1% 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 165MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 38.3%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 260MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,317 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 405 440
222 Write 260 276
242 Mixed 288 309
80.2 SusWrite 192 271
63.9% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 22.2 26.7
26.8 4K Write 78 115
16.7 4K Mixed 31 38.4
114% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
184 DQ Read 290 329
144 DQ Write 239 264
110 DQ Mixed 165 188
151% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 260 264 259 266 266 MB/s
Read 398
Write 266
Mixed 282
SusWrite 263
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 79.8
4K Mixed 29.5
111% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 182
167% 257 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 105 72 83 81 78 MB/s
Read 432
Write 275
Mixed 304
SusWrite 112
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 36.4
137% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 109
130% 228 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 65 59 61 61 57 MB/s
Read 419
Write 277
Mixed 308
SusWrite 83.2
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 29.8
103% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 139
145% 239 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 2,524 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $885

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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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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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