Average Bench: 192% (95th of 1058)

Based on 14,907 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P2SSD8, NVMe CT500P2SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 92.3% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 796MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 822MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 98.4%. 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.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 608MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 47.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 14,907 samples)
Min Avg Max
678 Read 1,106 1,345
529 Write 1,269 1,738
673 Mixed 1,119 1,374
313 SusWrite 608 1,045
231% 1,025 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 4K Read 47.9 56.3
75.6 4K Write 153 209
39.6 4K Mixed 67.8 82.4
241% 89.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
382 DQ Read 835 1,274
348 DQ Write 822 1,149
377 DQ Mixed 796 1,268
607% 818 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 835 398 335 429 414 417 MB/s
Read 1,376
Write 1,709
Mixed 1,370
SusWrite 471
277% 1,232 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 73.5
242% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,124
DQ Write 450
DQ Mixed 339
369% 638 MB/s
426GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1135 430 434 414 408 417 MB/s
Read 1,369
Write 1694
Mixed 1,342
SusWrite 540
278% 1,236 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 65.1
215% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,273
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 254
299% 552 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1368 845 762 965 1097 1361 MB/s
Read 192
Write 125
Mixed 264
SusWrite 1,066
94% 412 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 200
4K Mixed 49.4
212% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 881
DQ Write 966
DQ Mixed 1,213
833% 1,020 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,899,322 SSDs tested.


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Typical P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 69,302 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $897

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