Average Bench: 106% (227th of 1071)

Based on 202,785 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 6.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 228MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 49.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 379MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 439MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 202,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 439 514
313 Write 420 474
309 Mixed 379 429
315 SusWrite 403 467
92.5% 410 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 34.7 43.2
40.4 4K Write 86.8 117
29.6 4K Mixed 48.3 59.7
160% 56.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 341 389
135 DQ Write 303 366
119 DQ Mixed 228 305
196% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 468 470 471 470 471 MB/s
Read 517
Write 462
Mixed 441
SusWrite 470
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 61.6
197% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 306
248% 352 MB/s
523GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 459 453 465 418 415 MB/s
Read 500
Write 436
Mixed 409
SusWrite 437
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 57.6
189% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 290
236% 334 MB/s
607GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 462 463 465 450 424 MB/s
Read 497
Write 451
Mixed 428
SusWrite 455
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 52.2
181% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 308
249% 352 MB/s
580GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 464 464 448 413 408 MB/s
Read 515
Write 458
Mixed 411
SusWrite 444
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52
176% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 260
200% 270 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 445 445 447 445 447 MB/s
Read 380
Write 466
Mixed 385
SusWrite 445
95% 419 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 54.7
171% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 161
180% 304 MB/s
351GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 468 466 468 468 469 MB/s
Read 505
Write 460
Mixed 408
SusWrite 467
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 46
151% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 286
231% 327 MB/s
886GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 278 398 409 448 434 419 MB/s
Read 425
Write 386
Mixed 359
SusWrite 398
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 29.6
108% 41.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 303
242% 340 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 372 378 380 363 394 MB/s
Read 439
Write 368
Mixed 369
SusWrite 378
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 32.8
107% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 89.7
DQ Mixed 148
131% 205 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 14,805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $726

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 Comments

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC

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Excellent

22 months ago.

My Windows 10 i7 7700k with 32gb ram boots from cold with sass Strix board in 15s


Good

2 months ago.

Only difference you can feel in practice is: 30 bucks less


Poor

5 months ago.

Cheapest fastest ultra durable SSD........My first & most powerful SSD in entry level SSDs


Good

2 years ago.

best 1tb serial ATA solid state drive for budget and midrange


Good

17 months ago.

good value. it gave my laptop a few years more


Excellent

20 months ago.

Fast for SSD


Excellent

5 years ago.

Crucial MX500 1TB performance within a whisker of the Samsung 850 EVO, which in real life means it feels just as fast, at 11% lower price. Saved £30!


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Intel Core i5-13600K $300Nvidia RTX 3060 $359Crucial MX500 250GB $37
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $457Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12600K $223Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti $850Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $47SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $49SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $417SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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