Average Bench: 108% (131st of 956)

Based on 5,681 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 7.7% 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 261MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 52.5%. 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 400MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 409MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,681 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 472 515
323 Write 424 473
317 Mixed 409 449
274 SusWrite 400 456
95.9% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 34.1 40.9
45 4K Write 89.3 121
29.9 4K Mixed 48 59.6
160% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 340 388
109 DQ Write 306 363
55.4 DQ Mixed 261 298
213% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 423 439 452 383 391 MB/s
Read 493
Write 452
Mixed 435
SusWrite 416
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.7
188% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 295
240% 340 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 471 466 438 378 377 MB/s
Read 509
Write 470
Mixed 436
SusWrite 427
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 60.4
206% 75.9 MB/s
DQ Read 42.5
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 62.6
58% 85.6 MB/s
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 436 439 417 383 381 MB/s
Read 470
Write 437
Mixed 416
SusWrite 411
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 54.4
174% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 293
238% 339 MB/s
437GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 430 409 401 350 355 MB/s
Read 468
Write 398
Mixed 385
SusWrite 398
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 49.4
168% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 287
233% 331 MB/s
178GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 442 439 431 382 386 MB/s
Read 484
Write 446
Mixed 424
SusWrite 421
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 89.4
4K Mixed 48.3
161% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 296
237% 330 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 349 350 354 353 354 MB/s
Read 369
Write 354
Mixed 338
SusWrite 351
80% 353 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 40.9
135% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 190
141% 189 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 9,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $164

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,215

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