Average Bench: 183% (109th of 1058)

Based on 23,024 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P2SSD8, NVMe CT500P2SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 82.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 680MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 807MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 130%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 590MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 46.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
606 Read 1,040 1,334
460 Write 1,115 1,720
450 Mixed 1,009 1,367
138 SusWrite 590 1,061
211% 938 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 4K Read 46.3 57.1
59.5 4K Write 151 223
24.9 4K Mixed 64.9 82.9
233% 87.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
362 DQ Read 682 1,271
190 DQ Write 807 1,131
162 DQ Mixed 680 1,250
530% 723 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1159 436 434 426 401 360 MB/s
Read 1,324
Write 1,725
Mixed 1334
SusWrite 536
277% 1,230 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 75.2
266% 99.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,191
DQ Write 834
DQ Mixed 1,051
774% 1,025 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR031 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1028 1033 1048 1050 1052 1059 MB/s
Read 1,079
Write 986
Mixed 981
SusWrite 1,045
230% 1,023 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 65
230% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 711
DQ Mixed 512
400% 538 MB/s
400GB free
Firmware: P2CR031 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1012 1026 1011 1027 1025 814 MB/s
Read 993
Write 1,020
Mixed 940
SusWrite 986
222% 985 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 61
218% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 967
DQ Mixed 509
437% 622 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 717 1029 1027 1025 1057 1058 MB/s
Read 900
Write 1,044
Mixed 876
SusWrite 985
215% 951 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 58.8
225% 86 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 989
DQ Mixed 509
441% 631 MB/s
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 709 1021 1034 1047 1055 1035 MB/s
Read 1,062
Write 1,007
Mixed 929
SusWrite 983
224% 996 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 63.1
213% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 649
DQ Mixed 510
389% 515 MB/s
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1039 1049 1053 1051 1055 1049 MB/s
Read 1,048
Write 1,008
Mixed 905
SusWrite 1,049
226% 1,002 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 34.7
214% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 588
DQ Mixed 489
369% 487 MB/s
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR031 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 943 689 72 62 77 81 MB/s
Read 1,114
Write 1,021
Mixed 978
SusWrite 321
192% 858 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 80.2
294% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 1,056
DQ Mixed 512
452% 653 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 926 1025 1045 968 63 42 MB/s
Read 924
Write 1,043
Mixed 906
SusWrite 678
200% 888 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 62.5
231% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 393
DQ Write 985
DQ Mixed 511
441% 630 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1054 1046 1045 104 77 526 MB/s
Read 698
Write 954
Mixed 767
SusWrite 642
173% 765 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.4
204% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 840
DQ Mixed 510
419% 581 MB/s
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $929

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