Average Bench: 82.4% (375th of 1003)

Based on 4,099 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 17.5% 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 291MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 44.6%. 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 284MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 320MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,099 samples)
Min Avg Max
321 Read 396 432
289 Write 371 416
265 Mixed 320 346
102 SusWrite 284 410
77.1% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.7 4K Read 22.4 26.6
34.4 4K Write 81.1 119
19.6 4K Mixed 31.6 38.5
117% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
148 DQ Read 302 340
127 DQ Write 291 336
91.9 DQ Mixed 170 190
163% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
362GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 415 413 413 414 414 MB/s
Read 433
Write 414
Mixed 343
SusWrite 414
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 37.8
144% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 184
177% 278 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 314 272 238 234 234 MB/s
Read 401
Write 381
Mixed 335
SusWrite 277
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 39.5
158% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 183
175% 274 MB/s
289GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 384 382 388 374 375 MB/s
Read 416
Write 403
Mixed 338
SusWrite 382
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 33.9
126% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 165
151% 232 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 260 154 120 124 99 MB/s
Read 394
Write 380
Mixed 317
SusWrite 177
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 33.8
136% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 185
178% 280 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 4,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,547

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