Average Bench: 82.5% (179th of 885)

Based on 1,080 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 17.5% 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 76.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 41.6%. 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 41.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 179MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 471 499
335 Write 404 430
248 Mixed 419 448
96.2% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 21.5 26.6
29.3 4K Write 76.6 122
11.4 4K Mixed 22 30.5
101% 40.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 DQ Read 179 324
64.2 DQ Write 206 315
11.4 DQ Mixed 41.8 59.4
73.3% 142 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
141GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 428
Mixed 445
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 68.8
4K Mixed 24.3
101% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 57
99% 194 MB/s
820GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 424
Mixed 444
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 27
98% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 11.2
78% 180 MB/s
400GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 424
Mixed 424
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 59.5
4K Mixed 25
98% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 45.6
61% 110 MB/s
837GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 481
Write 417
Mixed 445
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 66.3
4K Mixed 8.27
71% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 11.4
86% 199 MB/s
583GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 480
Write 404
Mixed 442
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 23.2
89% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 84
DQ Write 76.6
DQ Mixed 42.8
42% 67.8 MB/s
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,555

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