Average Bench: 270% (41st of 1058)

Based on 4,777 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500P5SSD8, NVMe CT500P5SSD8

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB averaged 169.6% 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 957MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 1,831MB/s

Terrible consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB is 179%. 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 110MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 49.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,777 samples)
Min Avg Max
870 Read 2,047 2,726
780 Write 1,831 2,444
738 Mixed 1,380 1,741
657 SusWrite 1,311 2,085
368% 1,642 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 4K Read 49.2 54.1
54.6 4K Write 110 134
40.9 4K Mixed 64.1 74.6
215% 74.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
577 DQ Read 942 1,392
178 DQ Write 903 1,316
292 DQ Mixed 957 1,280
709% 934 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
274GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2256 2271 2149 713 718 467 MB/s
Read 2,661
Write 1,508
Mixed 1,292
SusWrite 1,429
383% 1,722 MB/s
4K Read 55.6
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 76.6
262% 94.3 MB/s
DQ Read 888
DQ Write 1,288
DQ Mixed 1,138
847% 1,105 MB/s
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1047 1903 1923 1719 1908 1889 MB/s
Read 2,188
Write 1,919
Mixed 1,486
SusWrite 1,732
411% 1,831 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 69.2
232% 80.9 MB/s
DQ Read 895
DQ Write 1,167
DQ Mixed 1,130
825% 1,064 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1222 1734 1727 1751 1747 1574 MB/s
Read 2,258
Write 1,905
Mixed 1,480
SusWrite 1,626
408% 1,817 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 69.4
228% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 861
DQ Write 1,148
DQ Mixed 1,091
800% 1,033 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2066 2120 2117 890 764 473 MB/s
Read 2,473
Write 1,874
Mixed 1,564
SusWrite 1,405
409% 1,829 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 66
224% 78.4 MB/s
DQ Read 852
DQ Write 715
DQ Mixed 854
621% 807 MB/s
218GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2044 1717 951 682 467 537 MB/s
Read 2,541
Write 2,204
Mixed 1,688
SusWrite 1,066
419% 1,875 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 64.7
220% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,284
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 952
724% 992 MB/s
429GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1671 1679 1727 1556 1554 1630 MB/s
Read 1,398
Write 1,596
Mixed 1,304
SusWrite 1,636
335% 1,483 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 69.7
232% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 788
DQ Write 1,416
DQ Mixed 1,128
849% 1,111 MB/s
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Typical P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Builds (Compare 81,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,057

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