Average Bench: 79.8% (297th of 955)

Based on 2,684 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged 20.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 73.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 43.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 289MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 181MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,684 samples)
Min Avg Max
303 Read 453 498
312 Write 391 423
232 Mixed 398 449
82.1 SusWrite 289 401
86% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.2 4K Read 21.2 26.5
24.5 4K Write 73.8 115
10.5 4K Mixed 22.6 35.5
100% 39.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 DQ Read 181 336
49.9 DQ Write 198 319
10.4 DQ Mixed 57.3 186
79.7% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
446GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 383 373 377 378 375 MB/s
Read 412
Write 402
Mixed 339
SusWrite 377
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 32.5
118% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 173
168% 266 MB/s
35GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 148 52 64 63 62 MB/s
Read 404
Write 388
Mixed 321
SusWrite 132
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 34.1
137% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 185
177% 277 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,569,776 SSDs tested.


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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 3,225 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 100%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 65%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,682

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