Average Bench: 81.4% (300th of 956)

Based on 1,447 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 18.5% 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 76.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 40%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 285MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 190MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
352 Read 457 497
288 Write 398 430
232 Mixed 396 449
128 SusWrite 285 417
86.2% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 21.4 26.4
25.5 4K Write 76.9 116
11 4K Mixed 23.7 35.8
103% 40.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 190 329
58.6 DQ Write 212 320
10.7 DQ Mixed 65.1 183
86.7% 156 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
894GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 384 379 385 386 385 MB/s
Read 420
Write 382
Mixed 319
SusWrite 379
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 34.7
128% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 156
141% 214 MB/s
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 81 138 131 26 40 MB/s
Read 422
Write 412
Mixed 323
SusWrite 136
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 30.3
107% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 181
174% 273 MB/s
278GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 349 317 258 96 84 MB/s
Read 398
Write 398
Mixed 317
SusWrite 246
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 44.8
4K Mixed 25.1
84% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 184
176% 276 MB/s
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,366

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