Average Bench: 83% (419th of 1053)

Based on 3,088 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 16.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 165MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 271MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 39.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 306MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 322MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 405 435
291 Write 378 420
261 Mixed 306 328
149 SusWrite 322 418
79.4% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 22 26.2
29 4K Write 76.1 109
18.1 4K Mixed 30.7 37.8
113% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 287 332
159 DQ Write 271 332
118 DQ Mixed 165 186
155% 241 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
894GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 393 394 394 394 393 MB/s
Read 400
Write 393
Mixed 313
SusWrite 394
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 28.7
115% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 186
178% 280 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 367 357 345 352 351 MB/s
Read 392
Write 366
Mixed 306
SusWrite 356
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 28.4
4K Mixed 19.4
64% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 137
120% 179 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,782,635 SSDs tested.


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Typical M500 960GB Builds (Compare 1,000 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 107%
Desktop 82%
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Workstation 95%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $1,507

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