Average Bench: 80.7% (326th of 959)

Based on 1,549 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 19.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M500 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 94.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 44.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 287MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 210MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,549 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 434 494
262 Write 386 430
223 Mixed 363 449
129 SusWrite 287 410
82.6% 368 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 21.3 26.4
25.2 4K Write 78.3 117
12.2 4K Mixed 25.6 37.6
106% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 DQ Read 210 331
63.9 DQ Write 230 324
11.4 DQ Mixed 94.9 185
106% 178 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
208GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 430 429 430 429 416 MB/s
Read 427
Write 431
Mixed 331
SusWrite 427
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 34.4
123% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 181
178% 283 MB/s
693GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 409 409 410 410 408 MB/s
Read 414
Write 375
Mixed 286
SusWrite 409
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 34
122% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 184
177% 278 MB/s
714GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 385 383 364 341 348 MB/s
Read 395
Write 377
Mixed 303
SusWrite 363
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 30.8
114% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 173
168% 265 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 322 119 55 53 53 MB/s
Read 418
Write 398
Mixed 317
SusWrite 159
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 36.4
137% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 183
175% 275 MB/s
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 99 150 142 121 105 MB/s
Read 414
Write 356
Mixed 297
SusWrite 136
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 31.4
108% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 192
158% 232 MB/s
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Typical M500 960GB Builds (Compare 1,458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,152

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