Average Bench: 81.7% (231st of 929)

Based on 1,297 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 18.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M500 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.5MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 473MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 40.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 40.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 171MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,297 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 473 499
286 Write 402 431
248 Mixed 421 449
96.2% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 21.3 26.6
25.6 4K Write 75.5 117
10.9 4K Mixed 22 30.3
100% 39.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 DQ Read 171 321
55.8 DQ Write 198 312
10.8 DQ Mixed 40.5 59.2
70.4% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
540GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 429
Mixed 443
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.1
134% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 59.7
109% 214 MB/s
747GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 429
Mixed 443
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 25.1
126% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 16.8
92% 210 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 433
Mixed 443
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 26.8
106% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 59.3
119% 239 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 416
Mixed 445
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 16.2
111% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 51.7
72% 124 MB/s
261GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 409
Mixed 448
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 25.4
93% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 80.3
DQ Mixed 48.2
52% 88.4 MB/s
877GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 475
Write 412
Mixed 433
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 10.8
80% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 17.9
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 12.1
50% 102 MB/s
871GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 484
Write 410
Mixed 433
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 14.3
90% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 20.9
DQ Write 76.9
DQ Mixed 9.49
19% 35.8 MB/s
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Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,411

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