Average Bench: 166% (136th of 1072)

Based on 55,360 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P2SSD8, NVMe CT500P2SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 66.0% 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 646MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 727MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 206%. 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 534MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 42.9MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 55,360 samples)
Min Avg Max
246 Read 991 1,262
401 Write 1,161 1,849
118 Mixed 964 1,371
92.6 SusWrite 534 1,477
206% 912 MB/s
Min Avg Max
4.16 4K Read 42.9 54.4
37.3 4K Write 130 226
6.36 4K Mixed 57.2 80.2
207% 76.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
235 DQ Read 643 1,251
69.7 DQ Write 727 1,135
152 DQ Mixed 646 1,240
497% 672 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR048 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1890 1874 1871 1671 82 85 MB/s
Read 1,167
Write 1,877
Mixed 1380
SusWrite 1,246
322% 1,417 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 78
278% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 1,037
DQ Write 988
DQ Mixed 1,146
824% 1,057 MB/s
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR048 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1856 441 407 293 84 133 MB/s
Read 1,187
Write 1,856
Mixed 1,338
SusWrite 536
278% 1,229 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 64.2
225% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,034
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 948
690% 903 MB/s
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR046 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1252 1347 1331 1317 1315 1305 MB/s
Read 889
Write 1,316
Mixed 1,077
SusWrite 1311
261% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 34.1
145% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 635
DQ Write 442
DQ Mixed 503
385% 526 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR033 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 155 158 160 415 163 MB/s
Read 1,096
Write 1,036
Mixed 966
SusWrite 249
187% 837 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 70.4
279% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 1,034
DQ Mixed 513
449% 646 MB/s
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Workstation 9%
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i have samsung 980 pro is bad working, On the contrary, Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 is the best in stability and awesome M.2 NVME Absolutely.

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