Average Bench: 83.4% (392nd of 1037)

Based on 5,341 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 16.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial M500 480GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 172MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 285MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 42.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 300MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 323MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,341 samples)
Min Avg Max
335 Read 404 435
298 Write 376 418
275 Mixed 323 349
107 SusWrite 300 414
78.9% 351 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.7 26.5
27.9 4K Write 79.3 113
19 4K Mixed 31.6 38.6
117% 44.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 305 341
119 DQ Write 285 335
127 DQ Mixed 172 190
163% 254 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
336GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 388 386 386 387 387 MB/s
Read 422
Write 394
Mixed 322
SusWrite 387
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 35.3
130% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 174
170% 270 MB/s
116GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 335 372 365 367 369 MB/s
Read 390
Write 383
Mixed 316
SusWrite 347
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 36.1
142% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 189
179% 279 MB/s
185GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 307 361 357 353 357 MB/s
Read 407
Write 387
Mixed 329
SusWrite 322
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 34.9
139% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 186
180% 283 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 395 390 383 344 296 MB/s
Read 406
Write 379
Mixed 334
SusWrite 368
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 32.7
124% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 186
178% 280 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 392 389 390 386 386 MB/s
Read 373
Write 350
Mixed 330
SusWrite 388
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 33.4
118% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 186
173% 268 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 169 59 53 56 60 MB/s
Read 409
Write 378
Mixed 331
SusWrite 111
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 35.2
123% 45.8 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 187
175% 272 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 187 86 74 72 66 MB/s
Read 391
Write 366
Mixed 317
SusWrite 131
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 28.4
100% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 188
177% 275 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 5,917 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 9020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $606

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