Average Bench: 110% (127th of 956)

Based on 3,341 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 10.1% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 276MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 46.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 397MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 411MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,341 samples)
Min Avg Max
399 Read 481 515
305 Write 422 470
323 Mixed 397 435
312 SusWrite 411 457
96.2% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 4K Read 33.9 40.2
50.5 4K Write 92.5 122
30.2 4K Mixed 49 59.4
163% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
178 DQ Read 352 389
136 DQ Write 316 361
95.5 DQ Mixed 276 308
223% 315 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
494GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 409 427 410 405 402 MB/s
Read 492
Write 422
Mixed 385
SusWrite 408
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.6
185% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 302
244% 345 MB/s
502GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 422 430 430 393 406 MB/s
Read 510
Write 460
Mixed 426
SusWrite 407
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 53.8
180% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 147
170% 293 MB/s
505GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 447 446 459 460 451 MB/s
Read 500
Write 457
Mixed 419
SusWrite 450
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 51.6
174% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 304
242% 339 MB/s
792GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 384 456 457 458 424 MB/s
Read 500
Write 461
Mixed 419
SusWrite 432
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 51.4
171% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 296
242% 343 MB/s
117GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 435 426 442 413 400 MB/s
Read 464
Write 428
Mixed 400
SusWrite 421
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 49.3
167% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 298
243% 346 MB/s
820GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 458 462 466 410 416 MB/s
Read 509
Write 460
Mixed 426
SusWrite 431
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 50.6
164% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 250
200% 278 MB/s
519GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 440 440 443 402 408 MB/s
Read 496
Write 441
Mixed 417
SusWrite 424
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 47.3
156% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 296
239% 338 MB/s
720GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 388 424 403 376 347 MB/s
Read 412
Write 382
Mixed 354
SusWrite 386
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 14.1
4K Write 40.8
4K Mixed 22
71% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 289
237% 339 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 13,039 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,589

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 Comments

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC

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Excellent

1 month ago.

For the price there is nothing better


Excellent

8 months ago.

Crucial MX500 1TB performance within a whisker of the Samsung 850 EVO, which in real life means it feels just as fast, at 11% lower price. Saved £30!


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