Average Bench: 81.8% (409th of 1026)

Based on 2,646 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT960M500SSD1, Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ Crucial_CT960M50, Crucial_ CT960M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 960GB averaged just 18.2% 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 272MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 960GB is 45.3%. 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 301MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 310MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,646 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 396 434
294 Write 378 425
246 Mixed 301 329
143 SusWrite 310 418
77.8% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.6 4K Read 22.1 26.3
27.7 4K Write 75.2 114
18.7 4K Mixed 30.7 38.2
113% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
186 DQ Read 287 332
112 DQ Write 272 335
111 DQ Mixed 166 186
156% 242 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 402 363 356 360 353 MB/s
Read 434
Write 424
Mixed 333
SusWrite 375
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 37
138% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 297
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 187
173% 265 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 369 416 409 414 406 MB/s
Read 435
Write 426
Mixed 323
SusWrite 378
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 34
126% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 180
174% 274 MB/s
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 347 310 264 314 286 MB/s
Read 429
Write 409
Mixed 323
SusWrite 318
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 35.9
132% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 182
176% 278 MB/s
742GB free
Firmware: MU07
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 325 369 365 357 362 MB/s
Read 388
Write 358
Mixed 282
SusWrite 338
77% 341 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 34.8
128% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 172
163% 256 MB/s
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 370 327 226 203 203 MB/s
Read 417
Write 405
Mixed 324
SusWrite 288
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 28.3
97% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 181
172% 268 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 112 179 125 75 74 MB/s
Read 410
Write 397
Mixed 318
SusWrite 160
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 37.6
4K Mixed 23.3
77% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 184
178% 280 MB/s
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Gaming 51%
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Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $932

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