Average Bench: 90.7% (134th of 927)

Based on 935 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged just 9.3% lower 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 31.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 42.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 196MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 55.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 935 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 507 529
307 Write 384 404
315 Mixed 407 425
96.2% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 4K Read 31.5 38.6
37.5 4K Write 73.1 96.5
16.6 4K Mixed 31.5 43.9
127% 45.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 DQ Read 196 375
58.8 DQ Write 181 284
16.6 DQ Mixed 55.3 86
78.1% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
887GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
Read 525
Write 397
Mixed 421
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 40.3
155% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 79.3
115% 213 MB/s
917GB free
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 511
Write 377
Mixed 402
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 36.5
129% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 83.8
93% 158 MB/s
905GB free
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 528
Write 396
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 23.6
121% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 36
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 23.8
30% 52 MB/s
855GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 444
Write 337
Mixed 377
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 29.6
111% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.6
DQ Write 60.1
DQ Mixed 22.5
23% 35.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,792,068 SSDs tested.


AmazonUS $2303 mins
BHPhotoUS $23012 hrs
NeweggUS $2305 hrs
EbayUS $2407 mins
OutletPCUS $2582 days
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 5,418 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 95%
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Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,440

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

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4 months ago.

Performs sames as 850 evo for less money


4 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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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $167Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $296Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i7-7700K $305AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $960SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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