Average Bench: 81.7% (403rd of 1016)

Based on 2,551 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 18.2% 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 164MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 280MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 42.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 301MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 302MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,551 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 398 433
205 Write 372 423
236 Mixed 301 328
147 SusWrite 302 415
77.2% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 22.2 26.6
28.3 4K Write 76.9 116
19.2 4K Mixed 30.7 38.5
114% 43.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.6 DQ Read 280 332
109 DQ Write 280 336
35 DQ Mixed 164 187
155% 241 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
548GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 400 403 407 410 413 MB/s
Read 421
Write 409
Mixed 321
SusWrite 404
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 34.6
137% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 183
176% 276 MB/s
506GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 395 361 369 362 357 MB/s
Read 410
Write 389
Mixed 313
SusWrite 372
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 34.3
121% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 145
157% 261 MB/s
257GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 384 387 392 392 395 MB/s
Read 420
Write 397
Mixed 306
SusWrite 389
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 31.9
115% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 171
158% 245 MB/s
400GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 292 298 318 326 322 MB/s
Read 420
Write 416
Mixed 315
SusWrite 301
82% 363 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 30.1
104% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 182
175% 276 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 317 250 226 219 224 MB/s
Read 426
Write 389
Mixed 316
SusWrite 267
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 34.4
125% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 24
DQ Write 72.5
DQ Mixed 32.6
30% 43 MB/s
658GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 293 308 313 311 323 MB/s
Read 266
Write 317
Mixed 244
SusWrite 307
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 49.9
4K Mixed 26.7
90% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 24.8
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 35.3
36% 54.8 MB/s
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $965

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