Average Bench: 81.2% (327th of 964)

Based on 2,922 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 18.8% 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 169MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 292MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 39.8%. 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 2,922 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 396 432
260 Write 369 415
249 Mixed 316 345
97.6 SusWrite 270 406
75.8% 338 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 4K Read 22.3 26.5
32.9 4K Write 80.3 116
19.8 4K Mixed 31.1 38.5
116% 44.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
187 DQ Read 303 340
152 DQ Write 292 333
101 DQ Mixed 169 189
162% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
445GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 399 401 408 411 409 MB/s
Read 430
Write 391
Mixed 334
SusWrite 405
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 36.8
138% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 187
179% 281 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 359 329 341 329 370 MB/s
Read 428
Write 267
Mixed 343
SusWrite 332
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 36.9
136% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 166
158% 248 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 354 396 397 400 400 MB/s
Read 403
Write 386
Mixed 320
SusWrite 372
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 31.5
111% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 182
173% 270 MB/s
210GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 244 96 100 89 89 MB/s
Read 369
Write 378
Mixed 306
SusWrite 162
68% 304 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 34.5
137% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 184
176% 274 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 210 246 257 247 254 MB/s
Read 406
Write 388
Mixed 279
SusWrite 254
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 32.7
117% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 156
140% 212 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 3,191 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X79 - $352

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,712

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