Average Bench: 80.9% (316th of 956)

Based on 2,749 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 19.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M500 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 130MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 42.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 277MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 343MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 416 492
284 Write 376 420
235 Mixed 343 446
110 SusWrite 277 408
79.3% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 21.8 26.5
30.1 4K Write 79.4 116
11.7 4K Mixed 27.8 38.3
111% 43 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.1 DQ Read 263 340
74.1 DQ Write 259 332
12.8 DQ Mixed 130 189
134% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 384 413 406 405 407 MB/s
Read 422
Write 410
Mixed 342
SusWrite 403
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 37.7
148% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 184
177% 279 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 391 397 406 419 419 MB/s
Read 390
Write 413
Mixed 341
SusWrite 405
88% 387 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 34
122% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 181
177% 280 MB/s
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 336 346 339 346 331 MB/s
Read 417
Write 408
Mixed 334
SusWrite 345
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 31
120% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 191
182% 284 MB/s
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 257 197 147 166 162 MB/s
Read 419
Write 411
Mixed 339
SusWrite 208
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 36.9
140% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 188
178% 279 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 307 315 335 340 339 MB/s
Read 394
Write 361
Mixed 324
SusWrite 322
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 27.3
97% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 134
108% 151 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 207 82 72 95 92 MB/s
Read 396
Write 380
Mixed 320
SusWrite 121
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 27.7
121% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 183
165% 246 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 188 66 33 50 41 MB/s
Read 340
Write 339
Mixed 298
SusWrite 104
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 58.7
4K Mixed 27.6
97% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 189
182% 285 MB/s
314GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 287 287 295 268 288 MB/s
Read 330
Write 307
Mixed 262
SusWrite 284
67% 296 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 26.8
4K Mixed 13.7
50% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 138
123% 185 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 3,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,709

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