Average Bench: 74.7% (567th of 1058)

Based on 27,149 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 25.3% 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 78.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 37.7%. 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 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,149 samples)
Min Avg Max
331 Read 406 441
175 Write 255 276
244 Mixed 289 309
71.8 SusWrite 185 270
63.3% 284 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 22.4 26.4
29.8 4K Write 78.5 112
18.6 4K Mixed 31.1 38.1
115% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 291 328
121 DQ Write 236 264
107 DQ Mixed 164 187
150% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
89GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 268 268 268 269 269 MB/s
Read 440
Write 268
Mixed 302
SusWrite 269
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 36.6
142% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 180
163% 249 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 217 219 216 217 217 MB/s
Read 416
Write 252
Mixed 289
SusWrite 219
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 28.7
107% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 183
162% 245 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 121 81 81 86 86 MB/s
Read 397
Write 270
Mixed 293
SusWrite 112
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 33.1
125% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 158
156% 249 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $126 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $702 years
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 6,119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

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

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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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