Average Bench: 83.4% (344th of 1000)

Based on 1,953 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 16.6% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 291MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 45.6%. 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 298MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 307MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,953 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 395 434
268 Write 374 420
229 Mixed 298 327
132 SusWrite 307 410
77.2% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.2 4K Read 22.4 26.7
31.9 4K Write 82.4 120
17.7 4K Mixed 31 38.7
117% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
191 DQ Read 294 331
172 DQ Write 291 330
86.3 DQ Mixed 168 187
161% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
545GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 419 419 420 419 419 MB/s
Read 430
Write 423
Mixed 333
SusWrite 420
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 39.4
152% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 183
175% 275 MB/s
599GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 372 317 322 284 156 MB/s
Read 417
Write 378
Mixed 302
SusWrite 306
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 37.6
148% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 172
162% 252 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 230 288 101 76 75 MB/s
Read 412
Write 382
Mixed 307
SusWrite 183
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 34.6
142% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 177
166% 257 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 62 61 61 62 62 MB/s
Read 409
Write 62.3
Mixed 100
SusWrite 60.3
34% 158 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 3.4
45% 10.5 MB/s
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Desktop 69%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,086

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