Average Bench: 82.1% (439th of 1058)

Based on 7,140 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 17.9% 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 172MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 279MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial M500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 297MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 320MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,140 samples)
Min Avg Max
328 Read 400 435
296 Write 375 418
257 Mixed 320 347
118 SusWrite 297 415
78.2% 348 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.9 4K Read 22.2 26.3
26.3 4K Write 76.7 114
17.2 4K Mixed 30.8 38.2
114% 43.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 308 340
123 DQ Write 279 334
131 DQ Mixed 172 189
162% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 410 394 396 326 289 MB/s
Read 420
Write 402
Mixed 351
SusWrite 349
86% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 35.2
132% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 187
177% 275 MB/s
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 329 200 187 201 180 MB/s
Read 388
Write 372
Mixed 316
SusWrite 245
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 37.8
146% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 179
174% 275 MB/s
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 289 235 331 350 339 MB/s
Read 377
Write 337
Mixed 273
SusWrite 303
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 53.8
4K Mixed 26.1
90% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 176
165% 254 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,260,479 SSDs tested.


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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 3,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 28%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 23%

Motherboard: MSI H110M PRO-VD PLUS (MS-7A15)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $635

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