SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of m4 vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy


How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage, AS SSD Score and Tom's Hardware Storage Bench

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

Crucial M500 

SSDBoss recommends the Crucial M500  based on its read performance, write performance and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Crucial m4

Reasons to consider the
Crucial m4

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Larger cache 128 MB vs 24 MB More than 5.2x larger cache
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 1.41 Watts vs 2.13 Watts Around 35% lower avg. power consumption
Faster photoshop lens filter 55.9 s vs 57.4 s Around 5% faster photoshop lens filter
Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Much higher capacity 960 GB vs 64 GB 15x higher capacity
Much lower 4k random write access time 3.78 ms vs 28.42 ms 7.5x lower 4k random write access time
Faster 512K sequential read 512.18 MB/s vs 295.62 MB/s Around 75% faster 512K sequential read
Much more capacity per dollar 3.2 GB/$ vs 0.8 GB/$ Around 4x more capacity per dollar
Faster tom's storage bench application 605 pts vs 424 pts Around 45% faster tom's storage bench application
Higher AS SSD score 1,011 pts vs 676 pts Around 50% higher AS SSD score
Significantly faster random read 80,000 IOPS vs 45,000 IOPS Around 80% faster random read
Faster random write 80,000 IOPS vs 50,000 IOPS 60% faster random write
Faster sequential write 400 MB/s vs 260 MB/s Around 55% faster sequential write

Benchmarks Real world tests of Crucial m4 vs M500

4K Random Read

Crucial m4
135.32 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

Crucial m4
8.8 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Crucial m4
9.1 s
Crucial M500
8.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Crucial m4
1.41 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Crucial m4
28.42 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Crucial m4
1.85 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Crucial m4  vs M500 

When looking at cost per GB, it also reaches a very good result, making the M500 a great all-around drive that'll be an excellent choice for any user who's looking for fast SSD storage without breaking the bank.
Crucial M500

Well OK, it still has an eye-watering price tag, but given how expensive solid state drives were even a year ago, it's an impressively low price point.
Crucial M500


8.2 Out of 10
9.2 Out of 10


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Nonsense, you should compare with the same memory. Were talking about ssd storage not harddisk storage!
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