Average Bench: 263% (44th of 1058)

Based on 7,543 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P5SSD8, NVMe CT500P5SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 163.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 948MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,840MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 174%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,543 samples)
Min Avg Max
830 Read 2,057 2,726
695 Write 1,840 2,452
728 Mixed 1,395 1,758
570 SusWrite 1,228 1,985
365% 1,630 MB/s
Min Avg Max
35.8 4K Read 49.2 54.5
61.4 4K Write 109 130
39.3 4K Mixed 63.1 73.1
213% 73.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
458 DQ Read 919 1,383
170 DQ Write 887 1,272
220 DQ Mixed 948 1,252
700% 918 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2257 2184 2189 2192 2242 1958 MB/s
Read 2,597
Write 2,280
Mixed 1,586
SusWrite 2,170
485% 2,158 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 70
234% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 830
DQ Mixed 954
690% 892 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2238 2246 2187 2260 1733 2168 MB/s
Read 2,561
Write 2,296
Mixed 1,603
SusWrite 2,138
483% 2,150 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 69
232% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 895
DQ Write 840
DQ Mixed 955
693% 897 MB/s
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1325 1562 2032 2067 2046 726 MB/s
Read 2,479
Write 2,172
Mixed 1,424
SusWrite 1,626
431% 1,925 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.6
209% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 894
DQ Write 1,012
DQ Mixed 1,123
799% 1,010 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2023 1742 508 878 506 462 MB/s
Read 2,766
Write 2,478
Mixed 1,793
SusWrite 1,020
450% 2,014 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 70.1
234% 81.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,147
DQ Write 1,000
DQ Mixed 1,061
799% 1,070 MB/s
459GB free
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1734 1755 1756 1770 1758 1772 MB/s
Read 2,090
Write 1,238
Mixed 1,385
SusWrite 1,758
362% 1,618 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 66.8
225% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 960
DQ Write 482
DQ Mixed 1,100
716% 848 MB/s
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2208 2254 2055 655 467 593 MB/s
Read 1,472
Write 1,343
Mixed 1,167
SusWrite 1372
301% 1,339 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 82.8
286% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 873
DQ Write 1373
DQ Mixed 1,127
852% 1,124 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1817 423 743 410 397 402 MB/s
Read 2,700
Write 2,422
Mixed 1,756
SusWrite 698
423% 1,894 MB/s
4K Read 52.1
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 69.4
232% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,264
DQ Write 1079
DQ Mixed 1,151
868% 1,165 MB/s
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 792 847 814 784 551 576 MB/s
Read 699
Write 678
Mixed 684
SusWrite 728
157% 697 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 61.3
174% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 837
DQ Write 662
DQ Mixed 724
549% 741 MB/s
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,092

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