Average Bench: 87.7% (124th of 908)

Based on 566 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged just 12.2% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 41.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 166MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 566 samples)
Min Avg Max
408 Read 506 527
316 Write 385 404
322 Mixed 408 424
96.3% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 30.8 39.4
33.2 4K Write 68.4 95.5
14.9 4K Mixed 29.3 42.8
120% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 166 368
56.1 DQ Write 168 278
14.7 DQ Mixed 50.6 82.1
70.1% 128 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
402GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 527
Write 403
Mixed 423
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 40.2
144% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 81.1
99% 178 MB/s
402GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 524
Write 404
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 39.4
144% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 81.5
96% 170 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 403
Write 287
Mixed 315
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 45.6
160% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 47.4
53% 89.9 MB/s
423GB free
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 505
Write 389
Mixed 416
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 15.4
82% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 62.6
DQ Mixed 16.3
21% 36.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,993,412 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 3,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 124%
Desktop 97%
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Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $209

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,643

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