Average Bench: 109% (212th of 1058)

Based on 126,823 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 8.7% 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 265MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 41%. 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 392MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 420MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,823 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 483 515
339 Write 431 477
327 Mixed 392 430
329 SusWrite 420 471
97% 431 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 4K Read 33.6 39.2
44.4 4K Write 87.7 116
30.5 4K Mixed 47.4 57.2
158% 56.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 343 388
119 DQ Write 305 369
154 DQ Mixed 265 307
215% 304 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
931GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 478 479 479 478 479 MB/s
Read 515
Write 482
Mixed 415
SusWrite 478
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 58.9
192% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 290
241% 346 MB/s
611GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 420 447 434 399 402 MB/s
Read 475
Write 437
Mixed 405
SusWrite 392
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 51.4
170% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 278
230% 331 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 428 444 448 405 393 MB/s
Read 493
Write 437
Mixed 379
SusWrite 401
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 74.5
4K Mixed 46.2
145% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 290
237% 337 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 369 449 450 451 392 MB/s
Read 500
Write 457
Mixed 416
SusWrite 396
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 43.9
157% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34.3
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 51
43% 60.4 MB/s
569GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 351 329 326 326 316 MB/s
Read 360
Write 344
Mixed 314
SusWrite 334
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 34.7
112% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 98.4
DQ Mixed 46.9
41% 59.4 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,171,174 SSDs tested.

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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 74,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $899

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 Comments

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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

2 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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

29 days 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 i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $277Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $94SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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