Average Bench: 82.5% (409th of 1040)

Based on 5,627 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT480M500SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_CT480M50, Crucial_ CT480M500SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial M500 480GB averaged just 17.4% 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 276MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 480GB is 43.8%. 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 299MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 321MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,627 samples)
Min Avg Max
316 Read 399 434
213 Write 367 418
254 Mixed 321 349
114 SusWrite 299 412
77.9% 347 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 4K Read 22.4 26.3
28.4 4K Write 78.1 114
17.6 4K Mixed 31.4 38
116% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 300 341
111 DQ Write 276 334
97.8 DQ Mixed 168 190
159% 248 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
408GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 407 417 419 419 418 MB/s
Read 436
Write 423
Mixed 350
SusWrite 396
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.8
155% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 184
176% 277 MB/s
444GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 403 402 402 402 402 MB/s
Read 430
Write 398
Mixed 339
SusWrite 402
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 34.9
129% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 182
176% 278 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 342 397 399 380 364 MB/s
Read 431
Write 415
Mixed 344
SusWrite 362
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 35.6
128% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 187
171% 263 MB/s
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 262 233 224 217 215 MB/s
Read 428
Write 406
Mixed 344
SusWrite 239
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 33.9
120% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 129
146% 249 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 214 81 81 80 80 MB/s
Read 414
Write 406
Mixed 339
SusWrite 125
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 31.1
108% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 186
180% 283 MB/s
446GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 366 368 371 369 368 MB/s
Read 388
Write 365
Mixed 322
SusWrite 366
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 24.6
80% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 138
120% 179 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 253 124 146 119 145 MB/s
Read 300
Write 330
Mixed 282
SusWrite 159
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 22.5
100% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 152
134% 201 MB/s
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Typical M500 480GB Builds (Compare 2,386 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $634

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