Average Bench: 110% (130th of 956)

Based on 8,132 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 9.6% 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 269MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 47.1%. 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 407MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 412MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 478 514
323 Write 426 474
328 Mixed 412 448
313 SusWrite 407 456
96.9% 431 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 4K Read 34.5 41.4
46.7 4K Write 91.1 122
31.5 4K Mixed 49 59.8
163% 58.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
120 DQ Read 347 389
112 DQ Write 316 364
99.5 DQ Mixed 269 298
219% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 466 474 430 403 409 MB/s
Read 519
Write 481
Mixed 454
SusWrite 442
107% 474 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 63.4
215% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 294
241% 343 MB/s
320GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 463 460 446 405 403 MB/s
Read 516
Write 457
Mixed 447
SusWrite 435
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 57
197% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 295
241% 343 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 461 452 468 427 403 MB/s
Read 510
Write 472
Mixed 444
SusWrite 444
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.8
183% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 301
239% 335 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 402 416 430 355 359 MB/s
Read 494
Write 429
Mixed 428
SusWrite 390
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 49.7
170% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 293
238% 338 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 437 469 445 392 391 MB/s
Read 508
Write 459
Mixed 419
SusWrite 427
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 53.3
177% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 41.6
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 293
196% 226 MB/s
295GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 434 438 455 373 392 MB/s
Read 499
Write 452
Mixed 436
SusWrite 412
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 49.9
167% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 254
197% 267 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 416 416 415 417 376 MB/s
Read 418
Write 394
Mixed 399
SusWrite 409
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 45.4
4K Mixed 31
100% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 222
172% 235 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 11,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,215

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