Average Bench: 74.5% (527th of 1021)

Based on 21,593 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]

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Good average bench

The Crucial M500 240GB averaged 25.5% 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 77.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 38.5%. 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 190MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 259MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
330 Read 407 441
200 Write 259 275
252 Mixed 289 308
70.8 SusWrite 190 271
63.9% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 4K Read 22 26.9
26.4 4K Write 77.1 117
17.4 4K Mixed 30.7 38.7
114% 43.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 288 329
118 DQ Write 237 264
103 DQ Mixed 164 188
150% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 171 149 146 147 145 MB/s
Read 437
Write 272
Mixed 294
SusWrite 168
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 34.2
123% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 142
121% 179 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 245 251 252 253 254 MB/s
Read 377
Write 257
Mixed 279
SusWrite 242
65% 289 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 28.1
103% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 178
162% 248 MB/s
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 82 42 39 37 39 MB/s
Read 410
Write 253
Mixed 286
SusWrite 63.7
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 30.5
118% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 174
159% 245 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,445,205 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
EbayUS $701 min
AmazonUS $7016 months
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 10,521 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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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: $895

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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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