Average Bench: 82.3% (210th of 921)

Based on 1,164 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 17.7% 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 74.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 473MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 39.7%. 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 41.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 183MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,164 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 473 499
325 Write 404 431
246 Mixed 419 449
96.3% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.4 4K Read 21.3 26.6
27.6 4K Write 74.9 118
11.7 4K Mixed 22.1 30.3
100% 39.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 DQ Read 183 324
65.2 DQ Write 205 313
10.9 DQ Mixed 41.6 59.2
73.4% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
69GB free
Firmware: MU07 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 429
Mixed 444
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 31
143% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 54.3
112% 227 MB/s
700GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 424
Mixed 440
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 27.2
124% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 57.7
107% 213 MB/s
886GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 487
Write 425
Mixed 443
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 25.8
107% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 58.6
111% 220 MB/s
670GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 424
Mixed 442
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 27.6
114% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 55.9
91% 174 MB/s
745GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 478
Write 422
Mixed 447
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 20.8
90% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 12.5
89% 206 MB/s
742GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 466
Write 407
Mixed 438
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 66.6
4K Mixed 17.4
76% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 57.9
88% 168 MB/s
566GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 408
Mixed 440
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 37.7
4K Mixed 11.1
61% 22.2 MB/s
DQ Read 17.3
DQ Write 38.1
DQ Mixed 10.6
13% 22 MB/s
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,651

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