Average Bench: 107% (218th of 1058)

Based on 158,093 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 7.2% 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 256MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 47.2%. 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 389MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 158,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 478 514
337 Write 427 475
325 Mixed 389 429
321 SusWrite 414 471
96.1% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 4K Read 33.3 39.2
47.3 4K Write 85.1 114
29.1 4K Mixed 46.8 57
156% 55.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 338 388
131 DQ Write 303 368
134 DQ Mixed 256 306
210% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
632GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 464 463 457 414 428 MB/s
Read 517
Write 330
Mixed 430
SusWrite 445
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 57
198% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 310
251% 354 MB/s
849GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 426 431 435 370 398 MB/s
Read 504
Write 434
Mixed 395
SusWrite 413
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 50.2
169% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 182
141% 194 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 432 426 337 456 459 MB/s
Read 515
Write 461
Mixed 409
SusWrite 423
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 42.9
140% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 82.8
DQ Mixed 149
131% 204 MB/s
567GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 425 426 430 430 429 MB/s
Read 496
Write 434
Mixed 367
SusWrite 426
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 36.8
124% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 290
230% 321 MB/s
790GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 429 428 425 427 427 MB/s
Read 468
Write 426
Mixed 391
SusWrite 428
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 48.6
4K Mixed 33.9
107% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 268
228% 334 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 285 351 351 329 318 MB/s
Read 503
Write 408
Mixed 352
SusWrite 312
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 37.8
133% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 278
220% 306 MB/s
457GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 382 405 410 389 367 MB/s
Read 490
Write 412
Mixed 355
SusWrite 392
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 27.4
4K Mixed 32.2
99% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 51.6
DQ Mixed 113
108% 181 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 81,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $944

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

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


Good

11 days ago.

good value. it gave my laptop a few years more


Excellent

4 months ago.

Fast for SSD


Excellent

3 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 i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-11700K $394Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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