Average Bench: 88.7% (150th of 927)

Based on 2,362 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged just 11.2% lower 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 Random Read Speed 31.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 30MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 38.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 165MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,362 samples)
Min Avg Max
385 Read 507 528
321 Write 385 405
318 Mixed 406 425
96.2% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 4K Read 31.4 38.6
35 4K Write 70.6 93.3
16.2 4K Mixed 30 42.7
123% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.5 DQ Read 165 368
57.3 DQ Write 173 282
15.7 DQ Mixed 49.1 82.2
70.1% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 407
Mixed 424
101% 453 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 40.1
151% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 77.9
110% 206 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 392
Mixed 417
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 41.9
148% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 81.6
111% 208 MB/s
362GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 518
Write 399
Mixed 422
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 37.8
132% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 81.4
119% 225 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 400
Mixed 421
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 38.4
135% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 51.6
58% 99.5 MB/s
346GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 396
Mixed 420
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 24.7
126% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 38.9
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 25.4
48% 89.2 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: M3CR020 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 352
Write 268
Mixed 274
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 35.9
163% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 60.8
57% 84.4 MB/s
419GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 391
Mixed 420
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 22.1
117% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 82
DQ Mixed 23
28% 47.4 MB/s
265GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 381
Mixed 409
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 59.9
4K Mixed 19.1
99% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 18.8
46% 90.1 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 13,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $94

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $853

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