Average Bench: 74.8% (565th of 1058)

Based on 32,641 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 77.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 33.4%. 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 186MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 261MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,641 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 409 439
240 Write 261 276
257 Mixed 291 308
83.2 SusWrite 186 270
64% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 22.2 26.1
27.5 4K Write 77.4 109
18 4K Mixed 31.1 37.7
115% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
206 DQ Read 290 328
144 DQ Write 238 264
111 DQ Mixed 164 188
150% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 245 237 230 222 212 MB/s
Read 441
Write 274
Mixed 314
SusWrite 234
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 35.4
128% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 186
168% 258 MB/s
141GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 274 274 274 274 275 MB/s
Read 437
Write 275
Mixed 306
SusWrite 273
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 35.3
128% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 142
121% 178 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 268 268 270 269 269 MB/s
Read 395
Write 266
Mixed 289
SusWrite 269
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 28.3
108% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 183
166% 255 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 7,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $917

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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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