Average Bench: 81.1% (410th of 1012)

Based on 4,568 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 18.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 162MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 44.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 276MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 317MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,568 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 397 433
183 Write 365 416
243 Mixed 317 347
101 SusWrite 276 406
76.1% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 4K Read 22.4 26.6
29.4 4K Write 79.9 116
19.3 4K Mixed 31.4 38.3
117% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
118 DQ Read 291 340
106 DQ Write 275 334
34.1 DQ Mixed 162 189
155% 243 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
339GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 414 409 401 401 399 MB/s
Read 399
Write 378
Mixed 333
SusWrite 406
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 39.1
155% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 188
180% 282 MB/s
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 339 337 338 339 343 MB/s
Read 345
Write 358
Mixed 296
SusWrite 338
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 33.1
118% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 152
133% 198 MB/s
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 209 45 54 55 45 MB/s
Read 424
Write 394
Mixed 338
SusWrite 104
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 36.6
136% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 185
175% 272 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,095,704 SSDs tested.


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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 5,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 61%
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $1,560

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