Average Bench: 183% (107th of 1058)

Based on 29,938 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P2SSD8, NVMe CT500P2SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 83.1% 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 601MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 780MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 135%. 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 605MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 573MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,938 samples)
Min Avg Max
626 Read 1,044 1,312
459 Write 1,075 1,715
436 Mixed 971 1,361
118 SusWrite 605 1,063
208% 924 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 4K Read 49.5 57.4
52.5 4K Write 160 243
8.06 4K Mixed 65.5 83.4
243% 91.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
241 DQ Read 573 1,255
111 DQ Write 780 1,105
175 DQ Mixed 601 1,181
475% 651 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR045 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1861 1872 1874 1893 1889 1898 MB/s
Read 1,223
Write 1,908
Mixed 1,393
SusWrite 1,881
364% 1,601 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 80
294% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,018
DQ Write 998
DQ Mixed 1,186
842% 1,067 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1226 437 439 432 407 413 MB/s
Read 1,157
Write 1153
Mixed 1,381
SusWrite 559
239% 1,062 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 187
4K Mixed 78.9
282% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 906
DQ Mixed 1,104
820% 1,094 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1039 390 368 371 365 365 MB/s
Read 1,239
Write 1,742
Mixed 1354
SusWrite 483
272% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 78.9
279% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,278
DQ Write 844
DQ Mixed 1,159
838% 1,093 MB/s
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 543 1053 1066 1059 937 969 MB/s
Read 1,107
Write 1,062
Mixed 980
SusWrite 938
230% 1,022 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 71.2
257% 96.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 758
DQ Mixed 509
405% 551 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 776 387 400 390 399 392 MB/s
Read 1,036
Write 1,632
Mixed 1,186
SusWrite 457
244% 1,078 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 189
4K Mixed 78.9
282% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1194
DQ Write 790
DQ Mixed 979
734% 988 MB/s
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1541 434 439 432 415 416 MB/s
Read 1,270
Write 1,685
Mixed 1,297
SusWrite 613
274% 1,216 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.5
217% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 980
DQ Write 696
DQ Mixed 828
621% 835 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: P2CR031 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1028 825 76 70 284 35 MB/s
Read 996
Write 1,044
Mixed 923
SusWrite 386
188% 837 MB/s
4K Read 51.2
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 71.4
261% 98.6 MB/s
DQ Read 394
DQ Write 981
DQ Mixed 511
440% 629 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 59 329 34 37 45 MB/s
Read 1053
Write 1,060
Mixed 956
SusWrite 126
179% 799 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 63.4
263% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 993
DQ Mixed 507
439% 629 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1024 778 359 32 34 45 MB/s
Read 996
Write 1,054
Mixed 958
SusWrite 379
190% 847 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 46.2
151% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 427
292% 362 MB/s
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $878

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