Average Bench: 82.3% (388th of 1011)

Based on 2,284 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 17.6% 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 282MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 46.4%. 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 296MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 308MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,284 samples)
Min Avg Max
305 Read 392 433
208 Write 369 423
219 Mixed 296 329
136 SusWrite 308 419
76.8% 341 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.3 26.7
29.9 4K Write 79.4 119
19.8 4K Mixed 30.8 38.9
115% 44.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
147 DQ Read 283 331
125 DQ Write 282 334
41.7 DQ Mixed 164 187
156% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
516GB free
Firmware: MU07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 411 410 406 406 405 MB/s
Read 405
Write 384
Mixed 313
SusWrite 405
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 39
156% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 180
170% 265 MB/s
596GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 398 336 372 374 372 MB/s
Read 421
Write 377
Mixed 304
SusWrite 374
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 36.3
145% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 178
170% 267 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 366 345 366 368 343 MB/s
Read 421
Write 379
Mixed 317
SusWrite 362
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 45
4K Mixed 29.7
98% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 137
114% 166 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 253 250 294 298 282 MB/s
Read 403
Write 268
Mixed 292
SusWrite 275
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 36.2
4K Mixed 24.4
84% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 131
111% 165 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 196 37 125 69 15 MB/s
Read 305
Write 314
Mixed 249
SusWrite 124
56% 248 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 30.9
4K Mixed 20.4
70% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 182
174% 273 MB/s
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $987

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