Average Bench: 69.6% (660th of 1058)

Based on 1,096 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_ CT240M500SSD3, Crucial_CT240M500SSD3

Above average average bench

The Crucial M500 mSATA 240GB averaged 30.3% 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 165MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 239MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 mSATA 240GB is 34.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M500 mSATA 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 180MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 255MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,096 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 395 434
195 Write 255 272
234 Mixed 274 295
72.8 SusWrite 180 266
61.7% 276 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 20.4 25.7
24.7 4K Write 66.1 103
15.3 4K Mixed 27.5 36.5
101% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
201 DQ Read 289 321
144 DQ Write 239 260
116 DQ Mixed 165 183
151% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 150 154 157 149 157 MB/s
Read 414
Write 268
Mixed 282
SusWrite 163
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 30.9
117% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 182
164% 250 MB/s
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 214 207 221 223 217 MB/s
Read 351
Write 236
Mixed 241
SusWrite 215
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 32.3
109% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 160
147% 226 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 262 260 254 255 262 MB/s
Read 386
Write 258
Mixed 278
SusWrite 259
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 22.8
86% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 180
162% 247 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 73 70 71 43 67 MB/s
Read 364
Write 253
Mixed 273
SusWrite 76.4
54% 242 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 28.3
99% 37.5 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 184
163% 246 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 126 111 105 108 98 MB/s
Read 381
Write 251
Mixed 223
SusWrite 130
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 33.3
4K Mixed 20.2
70% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 119
98% 140 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 47,257,179 SSDs tested.

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Typical M500 mSATA 240GB Builds (Compare 41,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $605

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