Average Bench: 74.8% (459th of 980)

Based on 14,212 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 25.2% 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 161MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 36.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 258MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 406 440
223 Write 258 274
242 Mixed 287 309
66.2 SusWrite 176 268
62.8% 282 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 22.3 26.8
29.7 4K Write 82 118
19.1 4K Mixed 31.4 39
117% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
123 DQ Read 289 329
119 DQ Write 243 264
75.6 DQ Mixed 161 188
149% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 265 272 273 266 273 MB/s
Read 417
Write 273
Mixed 296
SusWrite 270
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 37
141% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 186
169% 259 MB/s
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 258 258 268 269 265 MB/s
Read 417
Write 266
Mixed 292
SusWrite 262
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 32.5
111% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 183
166% 254 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 119 76 74 73 73 MB/s
Read 338
Write 266
Mixed 265
SusWrite 85.8
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 31.3
109% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 143
123% 183 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 195 210 201 217 210 MB/s
Read 327
Write 40
Mixed 269
SusWrite 205
47% 210 MB/s
4K Read 9.7
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 24.8
75% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 151
133% 199 MB/s
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Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 5,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 87%
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Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 43%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $890

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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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