Average Bench: 83% (441st of 1074)

Based on 9,168 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 16.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 172MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 283MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 41.3%. 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 306MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 321MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,168 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 396 432
295 Write 376 417
266 Mixed 321 347
117 SusWrite 306 415
78.7% 350 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 22.3 26.3
37.3 4K Write 78.5 115
19 4K Mixed 31.1 38.2
115% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 305 340
171 DQ Write 283 336
133 DQ Mixed 172 189
162% 253 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
299GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 339 329 342 335 338 MB/s
Read 410
Write 404
Mixed 330
SusWrite 336
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 32.6
119% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 170
167% 264 MB/s
406GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 393 384 358 365 366 MB/s
Read 376
Write 370
Mixed 326
SusWrite 378
82% 362 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 25.1
90% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 191
183% 287 MB/s
76GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 241 120 130 133 124 MB/s
Read 430
Write 355
Mixed 322
SusWrite 187
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 33.3
112% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 186
179% 281 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 199 63 61 57 57 MB/s
Read 420
Write 400
Mixed 311
SusWrite 107
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 35.1
127% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 188
178% 278 MB/s
345GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 314 304 313 336 342 MB/s
Read 373
Write 330
Mixed 304
SusWrite 321
75% 332 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 24.3
83% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 182
169% 261 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 2,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $229

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