33points

Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB

55points

Plextor M5M 256GB

Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB
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Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB vs Plextor M5M 256GB

Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB
Plextor M5M 256GB
Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB
Plextor M5M 256GB

Why is Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB better than Plextor M5M 256GB?

  • 4.4s faster Windows 7 boot-up time
    7.9svs12.3s
  • 0.31W lower read power consumption
    2.22Wvs2.53W
  • 22.7°C lower temperature under load
    39.9°Cvs62.6°C
  • 4.3s faster at installing Photoshop CS4
    48.7svs53s
  • 17.8s faster at copying 2GB
    9.7svs27.5s
  • 7s faster at applying Photoshop filters
    49.4svs56.4s
  • 0.52W lower power consumption when idle
    0.17Wvs0.69W
  • 0.52W lower write power consumption
    3.37Wvs3.89W

Why is Plextor M5M 256GB better than Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB?

  • 3239 higher score for the PCMark Vantage HDD Test Suite
    55967vs52728
  • 3.4mm thinner
    3.6mmvs7mm
  • 3.19MB/s higher result for video editing
    255.57MB/svs252.38MB/s
  • 0.2million hours longer MTBF
    2million hoursvs1.8million hours
  • 33.87MB/s higher result for gaming
    279.05MB/svs245.18MB/s
  • 13.89MB/s faster average read speed
    371.98MB/svs358.09MB/s
  • 40.05mm shorter
    29.8mmvs69.85mm
  • 11.59ms shorter read access time average
    1.22msvs12.81ms

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General info

1.internal storage

1000GB

256GB

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8000GB

2.thickness

7mm

3.6mm

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1.5mm

3.MTBF

1.8million hours

2million hours

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is the manufacturer’s estimation of the average time for a device to fail.

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10million hours

4.bits of encryption supported

256

256

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption is a widely used method to secure data. There are three levels of encryption (128, 192 and 256) with 256-bit being the strongest.

Best

Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB

256

5.warranty period

60

5

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB

60

6.width

100mm

50.8mm

Best

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22mm

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Read speed

1.sequential read speed

560MB/s

540MB/s

The maximum sequential read speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can read data.

Best

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3500MB/s

2.random read speed

95000IOPS

79000IOPS

The maximum random read speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can read data.

Best

Silicon Power AIC3C0P 800GB

750000IOPS

3.sequential read speed

508.05MB/s

505.61MB/s

This is one test of how well the drive can read data. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Samsung PM1643 30.72TB

2100MB/s

4.4K random read speed

208.13MB/s

29.86MB/s

This is one test of how well the drive can read data. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Crucial BX300 120GB

220.45MB/s

5.average read speed

358.09MB/s

371.98MB/s

The average speed that data is read from memory. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Plextor M5M 256GB

371.98MB/s

6.read access time average

12.81ms

1.22ms

The time needed before the drive can access data. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Plextor M5M 256GB

1.22ms

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Write speed

1.sequential write speed

510MB/s

430MB/s

The maximum sequential write speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can write data.

Best

Intel DC P4510 Series 8TB

3000MB/s

2.maximum random write speed

90000IOPS

77000IOPS

The maximum random write speed according to the manufacturer. It is one test of how well the drive can write data.

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550000IOPS

3.sequential write speed

446.56MB/s

423.27MB/s

This is one test of how well the drive can write data. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Samsung PM1643 30.72TB

1700MB/s

4.4K random write speed

198.61MB/s

62.21MB/s

This is one test of how well the drive can write data. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Crucial BX300 120GB

213.89MB/s

5.average write speed

322.58MB/s

303.41MB/s

The average speed that data is written to memory. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Crucial BX300 120GB

343.42MB/s

6.write access time average

14.27ms

2.55ms

The time needed before the drive can write data. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Plextor M5M 256GB

2.55ms

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group_power_consumption

1.read power consumption

2.22W

2.53W

The average amount of power used when reading data from memory. Source: ssdreview.com.

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Corsair Nova V32 32GB

0.75W

2.power consumption while idle

0.17W

0.69W

Best

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0.04W

3.write power consumption

3.37W

3.89W

The average amount of power used when writing data to memory. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Corsair Nova V32 32GB

0.95W

4.average power consumption

1.92W

2.37W

The average amount of power consumption based on usage when idle, reading data and writing data.

Best

Corsair Nova V32 32GB

0.71W

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Benchmarks

1.AS SSD benchmark result

1147

934

The AS SSD benchmark measures the general performance of the SSD through a variety of tests. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Samsung 840 Evo 750GB

1203

2.result for importing pictures

275.82MB/s

216.18MB/s

This tests the performance of the SSD using PCMark Vantage HDD: Importing Pictures benchmark. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Samsung 840 Evo 500GB

349.29MB/s

3.PCMark Vantage HDD Test Suite score

52728

55967

This is the overall score given to the SSD based on its performance across various PCMark benchmarks. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Crucial BX300 240GB

70238

4.ATTO Disk Benchmark result

426.91MB/s

344.51MB/s

The ATTO Disk Benchmark measures the general performance of the SSD through a variety of tests. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Crucial BX300 120GB

434.16MB/s

5.time required to boot-up Windows 7

7.9s

12.3s

This benchmark tests how quickly the SSD boots up Windows 7 Professional. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Plextor PX-M5P Series 256GB

7.4s

6.result for video editing

252.38MB/s

255.57MB/s

This tests the performance of the SSD using PCMark Vantage HDD: Video Editing benchmark. Source: ssdreview.com.

Best

Crucial MX300 750GB

345.13MB/s

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