Average Bench: 266% (43rd of 1058)

Based on 8,660 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P5SSD8, NVMe CT500P5SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 166.1% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 969MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,896MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 186%. 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 111MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 48.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
916 Read 2,088 2,717
730 Write 1,896 2,442
758 Mixed 1,430 1,756
654 SusWrite 1,239 2,067
373% 1,663 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.9 4K Read 48.6 55.4
66.3 4K Write 111 144
44.2 4K Mixed 63.9 76.1
215% 74.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
511 DQ Read 944 1,489
311 DQ Write 877 1252
474 DQ Mixed 969 1,257
711% 930 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2129 2179 2212 1323 1900 1004 MB/s
Read 2,497
Write 2,235
Mixed 1,560
SusWrite 1,791
453% 2,021 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 66.6
222% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 899
DQ Mixed 1,126
781% 968 MB/s
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1419 1424 1422 1418 1413 946 MB/s
Read 1,524
Write 1,414
Mixed 1,201
SusWrite 1,340
308% 1,370 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 66.6
230% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,367
DQ Write 1,053
DQ Mixed 1,150
876% 1,190 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1373 1533 1426 751 465 473 MB/s
Read 2,201
Write 1291
Mixed 1,188
SusWrite 1,003
316% 1,421 MB/s
4K Read 51.6
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 59
193% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 701
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 783
510% 606 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,237 SSDs tested.


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Typical P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 100,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 100%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,050

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