Average Bench: 80.7% (392nd of 1000)

Based on 3,815 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 19.2% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 285MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 43.7%. 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 270MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 316MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,815 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 392 433
286 Write 369 417
248 Mixed 316 346
97.8 SusWrite 270 411
75.6% 336 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.9 4K Read 22.2 26.5
35.4 4K Write 79.8 116
20.5 4K Mixed 31.2 38.8
116% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 299 340
106 DQ Write 285 335
62.4 DQ Mixed 168 190
160% 251 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
209GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 405 375 353 342 349 MB/s
Read 430
Write 418
Mixed 350
SusWrite 371
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 39.7
153% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 187
178% 277 MB/s
382GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 414 409 416 416 417 MB/s
Read 427
Write 413
Mixed 345
SusWrite 401
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 34.4
124% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 189
182% 286 MB/s
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 324 377 391 392 389 MB/s
Read 430
Write 410
Mixed 347
SusWrite 362
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 35
126% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 187
181% 285 MB/s
84GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 256 133 92 88 87 MB/s
Read 430
Write 402
Mixed 327
SusWrite 157
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 36.1
134% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 178
173% 274 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 242 160 161 156 158 MB/s
Read 397
Write 395
Mixed 325
SusWrite 200
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 32.5
117% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 188
182% 285 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 4,484 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,461

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