REVIEW: Crucial MX500 an SSD disk with excellent features and good price

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We have today for you a new review of two SSD disks, this time from one of the first brands in the sector as it is Crucial, in this case we are going to analyze the Crucial MX500 discs in two capacities, the 500 GB model and the 250 GB to see the differences between this versions of the same product. These discs have a conventional format with size of 2.5 “, perfectly valid options to expand the storage space in any miniPC or laptop that we want to update or replace and with which it is sure that we will improve any speed of integrated eMMC memory or a mechanical disk This model competes directly with the domestic models of Samsung and is undoubtedly a very strong rival, you can see other options at Amazon.com or Newegg.com.

  • The Crucial MX500 disks can be purchased at Amazon.com or Newegg.com from $79.99 for the 250GB model

SPECIFICATIONS

ModelCrucial MX500
FormatSSD 2,5″
InterfaceSATA III
Capacity250 GB
500 GB
Type of MemoryMicron 256Gb 64-layer 3D TLC
ControllerSilicon Motion SM2258
Dimensions3.9 x 2.7 x 0.27 inches
Live100 – 180 TB – 5 years warranty

CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Package content

The Crucial MX500 SSD disks are presented in a cardboard box with the image on the upper side. Inside we find the disc properly protected in a plastic mold to avoid blows in the transport to our house, a small manual is included.

The size of the disk Crucial MX500 is about 3.9 x 2.7 x 0.27 inches which allows us to mount it on any device, is compatible with all accommodations, the box is made of aluminum and has reliefs with the brand.

In the back we can see the data of the model, something that varies depending on the size that we acquire in the store and a QR code that takes us to the website of the brand where we can get more information and support.

The SATA 3 interface fits in any compatible device without problems, without a doubt the SSD disks give a second life to any laptop that works very slowly limited by the speed of the mechanical disks.

TEST BENCH

CrystalDiskInfo

We perform a data check on the Crucial MX500 SSD disks with the CrystalDiskInfo Software where we can see and contrast the specifications of these SSD SATA III disks. The data is correct and matches the advertised, we have a SATA / 600 interface with support SMART, APM, NCQ, TRIM and DevSleep.

Crucial MX500 250GBCrucial MX500 500GB

CrystalDiskMark

We pass this classic test on the Crucial MX500 where we can see the two models compete against the direct rival Samsung 850 EVO 250GB. As we can see the 500GB model is superior in 4K speeds in the rest of sequential data we are in very similar figures between the two products.

Crucial MX500 250GBCrucial MX500 500GBSamsung EVO 850 SATA 250GB
SSD SATA SAMSUNG SATA 840 240GB

Anvil’s Storage Utilities

With this test we have identical results with the Crucial MX500 and we observe that in reading it has correct results compared to the Samsung 850 EVO of 250GB but in the writing speed are a little lower.

Crucial MX500 250GB
Crucial MX500 500GB
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB_SATA_Anvils storage utilities
SAMSUNG EVO 850 SATA 250GB

AS SSD Benchmark

In the Crucial MX500 we passed the AS SSD Benchmark test that gives similar results to the previous tests where it is clear that this is a product that competes perfectly against the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB.

Crucial MX500 250GBCrucial MX500 500GBSamsung EVO 850 SATA 250GB
SAMSUNG 850 SSD SATA 250GB AS SSD Benchmark

Benchmark

In this benchmark you can see how the Crucial MX500 works against others SSD models that are now popular in the market. The results tell us that this is a first line product that exceeds in several aspects its direct competitors such as Samsung disks, Chinese economic disks are far from these figures especially in the writing speeds.

  • Read/Write SEQ
    These data refer to the processes we do when copying a specific file continuously, for example when copying or writing a large file such as movies or ISO discs. This value defines the continuous transfer rate, which is important for storage units.
  • Read/Write 4K
    This data refers to the random accesses that the disk makes to files of size 4K. This data is significant because it defines for example how the OS can read system files or accessing small files, an important information to feel the system more fast.

CONCLUSIONS

Opinion

As we have seen the new Crucial MX500 disks are an excellent alternative in the domestic high end sector, a front row rival for the Samsung that now have a good adversary. These models now also have a 5-year guarantee, which implies a vote of complete confidence in their product on the part of the manufacturer. Undoubtedly this is a product to take into account if we want maximum reliability and high performance in our device. A totally recommended product to extend or improve the speeds of our computer with a very tight investment in price.

Where to buy

  • The Crucial MX500 disks can be purchased at Amazon.com or Newegg.com from $79.99 for the 250GB model

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