Average Bench: 102% (237th of 1059)

Based on 365 user benchmarks.  Model: CT4000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 4TB averaged 1.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 4TB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 4TB is 43.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 4TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Read Speed 351MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 357MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 365 samples)
Min Avg Max
276 Read 351 383
211 Write 408 468
302 Mixed 357 384
292 SusWrite 409 466
86.2% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.2 4K Read 35.2 40.5
42 4K Write 86.2 119
29.5 4K Mixed 48 59
160% 56.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 303 355
106 DQ Write 270 363
95.2 DQ Mixed 134 144
142% 236 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR045
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 454 453 453 452 452 MB/s
Read 372
Write 462
Mixed 377
SusWrite 452
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57.1
191% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 142
166% 286 MB/s
3TB free
Firmware: M3CR044
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 301 399 425 422 434 MB/s
Read 368
Write 448
Mixed 361
SusWrite 356
87% 383 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 47.1
154% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 140
162% 278 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR044
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 331 340 351 338 344 MB/s
Read 291
Write 342
Mixed 299
SusWrite 323
71% 313 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 41
130% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 141
157% 266 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,878 SSDs tested.

Typical MX500 4TB Builds (Compare 914 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 19%

System: HP Z820 Workstation


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Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $415Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $550Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $397Nvidia RTX 3050 $280Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $53SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
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