Average Bench: 83.3% (364th of 1009)

Based on 2,156 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 16.7% 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 289MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 47.4%. 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 297MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 313MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,156 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 394 434
248 Write 373 422
220 Mixed 297 329
131 SusWrite 313 415
77.5% 344 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.6 4K Read 22.3 26.8
31.9 4K Write 81.5 119
19.9 4K Mixed 31 38.8
117% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
153 DQ Read 288 331
143 DQ Write 289 332
46.6 DQ Mixed 166 187
159% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
855GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 384 406 401 404 401 MB/s
Read 416
Write 406
Mixed 312
SusWrite 395
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 36.9
137% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 184
176% 276 MB/s
150GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 428 403 420 420 391 MB/s
Read 432
Write 430
Mixed 326
SusWrite 415
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 33.8
122% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 184
176% 274 MB/s
274GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 421 422 419 422 422 MB/s
Read 422
Write 416
Mixed 317
SusWrite 420
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 32.8
110% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 187
180% 283 MB/s
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 261 205 135 118 131 MB/s
Read 399
Write 361
Mixed 303
SusWrite 195
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 37
147% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 175
162% 250 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 397 396 397 396 397 MB/s
Read 426
Write 394
Mixed 312
SusWrite 396
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 25.6
86% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 134
118% 178 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 383 387 385 394 386 MB/s
Read 356
Write 343
Mixed 284
SusWrite 386
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 24.5
81% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 135
119% 178 MB/s
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Typical M500 960GB Builds (Compare 2,422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,092

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