Average Bench: 109% (138th of 964)

Based on 4,386 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 8.8% 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 45.2%. 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 391MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 410MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,386 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 475 514
302 Write 418 471
308 Mixed 391 433
306 SusWrite 410 457
95.3% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 4K Read 33.6 40.6
45.6 4K Write 90.3 119
29.6 4K Mixed 48.2 58.6
160% 57.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
168 DQ Read 346 389
147 DQ Write 316 360
57.3 DQ Mixed 274 309
221% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
737GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 452 455 456 397 417 MB/s
Read 494
Write 460
Mixed 422
SusWrite 437
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 52.9
172% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 306
246% 345 MB/s
376GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 443 444 455 456 434 MB/s
Read 510
Write 442
Mixed 426
SusWrite 445
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 50.6
164% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 298
241% 342 MB/s
470GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 452 457 459 401 413 MB/s
Read 499
Write 460
Mixed 420
SusWrite 434
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 50
167% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 310
250% 352 MB/s
212GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 405 411 431 422 426 MB/s
Read 495
Write 420
Mixed 407
SusWrite 415
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 50.4
171% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 294
236% 333 MB/s
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 387 405 420 433 434 MB/s
Read 457
Write 424
Mixed 366
SusWrite 400
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 40.8
139% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 280
231% 331 MB/s
886GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 406 390 412 417 377 MB/s
Read 219
Write 447
Mixed 198
SusWrite 382
71% 312 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 28.3
125% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 138
140% 220 MB/s
439GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 311 313 321 323 324 MB/s
Read 395
Write 300
Mixed 305
SusWrite 318
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 27.1
99% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 210
179% 263 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 15,932 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 125%
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Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,638

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

3 months ago.

For the price there is nothing better


Excellent

10 months 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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