Average Bench: 83.8% (426th of 1072)

Based on 4,389 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 16.1% 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 280MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 40.5%. 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 306MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 317MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 403 435
318 Write 384 423
260 Mixed 306 329
154 SusWrite 317 419
79.2% 353 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 22.4 26.3
26.9 4K Write 78.7 117
18.5 4K Mixed 31.2 38.5
116% 44.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
221 DQ Read 296 332
111 DQ Write 280 334
127 DQ Mixed 170 187
160% 249 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
758GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 410 403 400 409 410 MB/s
Read 403
Write 313
Mixed 300
SusWrite 395
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 33.1
138% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 180
173% 272 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 396 386 375 378 366 MB/s
Read 415
Write 402
Mixed 319
SusWrite 384
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 33.6
135% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 182
172% 269 MB/s
886GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 384 385 395 390 382 MB/s
Read 422
Write 414
Mixed 322
SusWrite 377
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 31.2
116% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 181
174% 275 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 157 215 124 91 81 MB/s
Read 392
Write 380
Mixed 307
SusWrite 174
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 32.7
117% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 183
174% 272 MB/s
118GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 186 104 195 72 72 MB/s
Read 402
Write 378
Mixed 305
SusWrite 161
70% 312 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 69.3
4K Mixed 30.9
112% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 186
173% 267 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 171 138 137 60 37 MB/s
Read 379
Write 367
Mixed 302
SusWrite 153
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 26.3
90% 32.5 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 159
145% 222 MB/s
608GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 319 305 295 308 315 MB/s
Read 320
Write 314
Mixed 269
SusWrite 311
68% 303 MB/s
4K Read 12.5
4K Write 21.8
4K Mixed 15.5
50% 16.6 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 173
156% 238 MB/s
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Gaming 2%
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Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 2%
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Disqualified System: bin bin

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