Average Bench: 74.7% (476th of 992)

Based on 15,537 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 25.2% 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 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 36.5%. 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 177MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 257MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,537 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 404 440
216 Write 257 275
249 Mixed 288 308
66 SusWrite 177 268
62.8% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 22.2 26.7
28.3 4K Write 82.2 118
18.6 4K Mixed 31.4 38.6
117% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 289 329
136 DQ Write 243 264
50.2 DQ Mixed 160 187
149% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 87 86 97 87 87 MB/s
Read 397
Write 270
Mixed 285
SusWrite 109
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 33.5
139% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 157
152% 242 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 94 75 72 71 70 MB/s
Read 418
Write 269
Mixed 243
SusWrite 92.8
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 35.3
130% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 179
154% 230 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 110 118 127 100 120 MB/s
Read 406
Write 155
Mixed 273
SusWrite 118
53% 238 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 29.5
118% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 167
155% 240 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,030,033 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 6,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $910

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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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