Average Bench: 110% (129th of 956)

Based on 2,482 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 9.7% 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 271MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 48.5%. 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 394MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 410MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,482 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 476 515
322 Write 420 470
314 Mixed 394 436
327 SusWrite 410 458
95.6% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 34.2 40.8
48.8 4K Write 92.4 121
31 4K Mixed 48.8 59.6
163% 58.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
173 DQ Read 348 389
121 DQ Write 312 360
68.2 DQ Mixed 271 308
220% 310 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
680GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 388 415 439 458 408 MB/s
Read 496
Write 432
Mixed 400
SusWrite 423
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 56
190% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 306
245% 344 MB/s
673GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 449 459 435 419 420 MB/s
Read 504
Write 449
Mixed 428
SusWrite 440
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.6
182% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 300
244% 347 MB/s
897GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 445 458 464 405 425 MB/s
Read 509
Write 461
Mixed 423
SusWrite 440
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 50.9
173% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 308
247% 347 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 406 421 424 429 432 MB/s
Read 489
Write 436
Mixed 402
SusWrite 410
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 46.6
152% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 298
233% 322 MB/s
894GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 371 404 405 406 371 MB/s
Read 438
Write 406
Mixed 380
SusWrite 387
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 72
4K Mixed 42.8
142% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 38.7
72% 132 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,961,641 SSDs tested.

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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 10,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 123%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,547

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 Comments

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

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26 days ago.

itz gud cuz itz biggr then my dads


Excellent

23 days ago.

For the price there is nothing better


Excellent

6 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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