Average Bench: 75.6% (527th of 1040)

Based on 23,820 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 24.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 38.2%. 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 185MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,820 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 409 442
222 Write 259 275
251 Mixed 290 310
77.9 SusWrite 185 269
63.7% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 22.5 26.9
28.8 4K Write 79.9 116
18.6 4K Mixed 31.6 39
117% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
205 DQ Read 297 329
159 DQ Write 242 264
119 DQ Mixed 168 188
153% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
35GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 263 262 262 261 255 MB/s
Read 444
Write 271
Mixed 318
SusWrite 261
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 39.2
154% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 185
168% 259 MB/s
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 259 266 269 271 263 MB/s
Read 444
Write 271
Mixed 314
SusWrite 249
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 38.8
150% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 183
165% 251 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 167 249 247 207 210 MB/s
Read 436
Write 167
Mixed 303
SusWrite 221
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 34.9
130% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 182
166% 255 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 188 220 207 205 MB/s
Read 338
Write 260
Mixed 267
SusWrite 191
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 27.2
95% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 145
126% 187 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $7022 months
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 4,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $822

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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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