Average Bench: 76.6% (551st of 1080)

Based on 31,779 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 23.3% 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 33.2%. 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 194MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 256MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,779 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 413 442
190 Write 256 276
256 Mixed 291 310
72.1 SusWrite 194 272
64.3% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 22.9 26.5
32.6 4K Write 81.1 116
19.3 4K Mixed 31.9 38.4
119% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
211 DQ Read 296 328
136 DQ Write 238 264
110 DQ Mixed 166 188
152% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 52 56 43 49 54 MB/s
Read 429
Write 268
Mixed 302
SusWrite 72.4
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 38
151% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 99.8
126% 226 MB/s
126GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 271 271 268 267 265 MB/s
Read 430
Write 271
Mixed 305
SusWrite 269
71% 319 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 31.1
109% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 188
169% 258 MB/s
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $651

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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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