Average Bench: 111% (119th of 947)

Based on 3,852 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 10.8% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 265MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 47.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 410MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 415MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,852 samples)
Min Avg Max
386 Read 480 515
333 Write 430 475
339 Mixed 415 451
324 SusWrite 410 464
97.7% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.1 4K Read 35 41.6
48.5 4K Write 93.4 123
32.1 4K Mixed 50 60.5
167% 59.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
98 DQ Read 344 390
114 DQ Write 316 363
56.6 DQ Mixed 265 298
217% 308 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 461 458 458 458 411 MB/s
Read 510
Write 462
Mixed 443
SusWrite 448
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 52.8
173% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 284
212% 281 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 459 466 457 458 458 MB/s
Read 496
Write 455
Mixed 440
SusWrite 460
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 42.7
143% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 290
238% 340 MB/s
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 112 115 116 118 118 MB/s
Read 371
Write 351
Mixed 338
SusWrite 114
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 39.3
130% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 32.3
DQ Write 93.5
DQ Mixed 49.7
42% 58.5 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 7,612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,259

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