Average Bench: 74.6% (492nd of 1003)

Based on 17,329 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 25.3% 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 160MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 240GB is 35.1%. 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 182MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 258MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,329 samples)
Min Avg Max
338 Read 406 440
222 Write 258 275
255 Mixed 289 308
72.8 SusWrite 182 267
63.2% 284 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 22.2 26.7
29.4 4K Write 79.4 117
18.6 4K Mixed 31.1 38.9
116% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
129 DQ Read 287 328
143 DQ Write 241 264
49.6 DQ Mixed 160 187
148% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 267 265 264 265 265 MB/s
Read 430
Write 271
Mixed 299
SusWrite 266
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 33.2
133% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 187
167% 252 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 255 224 207 181 168 MB/s
Read 434
Write 272
Mixed 303
SusWrite 216
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 35.2
129% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 142
122% 180 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,833,945 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $126 @ launch in Mar '13
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AmazonUS $705 months
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Typical M500 240GB Builds (Compare 7,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 86%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 42%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,059

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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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18 months ago.

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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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