Average Bench: 81.9% (442nd of 1058)

Based on 3,683 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 18.1% 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 266MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 39.3%. 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 302MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 323MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,683 samples)
Min Avg Max
334 Read 402 435
305 Write 377 420
252 Mixed 302 329
158 SusWrite 323 415
79% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 21.7 26.2
27.4 4K Write 73.4 111
17.8 4K Mixed 30 37.8
110% 41.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 286 332
125 DQ Write 266 333
118 DQ Mixed 166 187
155% 239 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
698GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 415 416 414 416 416 MB/s
Read 425
Write 414
Mixed 317
SusWrite 415
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 38
145% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 181
170% 263 MB/s
513GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 418 419 421 420 421 MB/s
Read 427
Write 417
Mixed 319
SusWrite 419
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 36.6
138% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 182
178% 281 MB/s
721GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 373 361 362 367 365 MB/s
Read 382
Write 377
Mixed 277
SusWrite 368
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 31.1
112% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 182
174% 272 MB/s
46GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 241 162 52 52 54 MB/s
Read 398
Write 373
Mixed 304
SusWrite 148
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 75.2
4K Mixed 28.7
110% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 174
170% 267 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 287 215 132 63 58 MB/s
Read 344
Write 228
Mixed 253
SusWrite 170
56% 249 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 16.7
4K Mixed 13.8
48% 14.8 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 57.9
DQ Mixed 126
106% 161 MB/s
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $1,679

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