CrucialCT1000MX500SSD1
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,791 user samples
22,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 472GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 78% 857GB free
Poor: 78% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 175th / 1011
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
108 % +4% 104 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
478 MB/s +2% 469 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
424 MB/s +1% 421 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.1 MB/s 36.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90 MB/s 94.1 MB/s +5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
400 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+10%
365 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.5 MB/s 48.5 MB/s +0%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
410 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+28%
321 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s +1% 511 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
472 MB/s 489 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
40.4 MB/s 44.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s 127 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
436 MB/s +4% 418 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.5 MB/s 60.6 MB/s +4%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
460 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+10%
418 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 16,937,406 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 85 % Slightly more popular.
+15%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.55 % 0.92 % Much higher market share.
+67%
Price
Price (score)
$107 Much cheaper.
+34%
143 USD
Value
Value For Money
37.7 % Hugely better value.
+144%
15.4 %
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
389 MB/s +1% 384 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
361 MB/s 361 MB/s +0%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
309 MB/s 336 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
329 MB/s 334 MB/s +2%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s 301 MB/s +1%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
263 MB/s 272 MB/s +3%
Age
Newest
19+ Months Hugely more recent.
+156%
48.6 Months
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,268 Pts 1,278 Pts +1%
Capacity
Capacity
1TB   —
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