Average Bench: 82.1% (184th of 885)

Based on 2,477 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 17.8% 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 75.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 21.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 39.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 41.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 188MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 470 498
345 Write 400 424
271 Mixed 419 449
95.7% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 21.4 26.5
27.6 4K Write 75.5 119
12.2 4K Mixed 22.2 30.4
101% 39.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 DQ Read 188 332
60.9 DQ Write 202 311
12.1 DQ Mixed 41.6 58.9
73.6% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
412GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 487
Write 425
Mixed 445
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 64.9
4K Mixed 14.7
87% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 21.5
DQ Write 65.7
DQ Mixed 36.4
30% 41.2 MB/s
200GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 367
Write 339
Mixed 257
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 17.1
64% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 87.4
DQ Mixed 50.9
52% 84.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,667,951 SSDs tested.


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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 2,498 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 67%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,722

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