Average Bench: 109% (209th of 1058)

Based on 138,205 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 251MB/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 42%. 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 381MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 138,205 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 469 514
329 Write 422 475
299 Mixed 381 430
326 SusWrite 414 467
94.8% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 34.5 40.6
49.1 4K Write 88.5 115
31.3 4K Mixed 48.3 58
161% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 343 389
169 DQ Write 309 369
123 DQ Mixed 251 307
209% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
869GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 472 472 474 405 412 MB/s
Read 507
Write 474
Mixed 404
SusWrite 452
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 56.3
191% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 291
242% 347 MB/s
790GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 469 469 454 397 412 MB/s
Read 508
Write 472
Mixed 410
SusWrite 444
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 57.1
191% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 370
DQ Mixed 289
241% 347 MB/s
509GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 471 472 473 470 430 MB/s
Read 512
Write 476
Mixed 407
SusWrite 463
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 54.3
182% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 290
238% 340 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 430 448 454 452 437 MB/s
Read 361
Write 442
Mixed 367
SusWrite 441
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 50.4
177% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 162
180% 304 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 379 439 439 450 454 MB/s
Read 498
Write 455
Mixed 412
SusWrite 420
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 46.4
156% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 302
245% 347 MB/s
912GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 426 421 421 391 401 MB/s
Read 497
Write 433
Mixed 408
SusWrite 414
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 49.9
164% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 194
149% 203 MB/s
875GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 355 445 456 346 409 MB/s
Read 481
Write 441
Mixed 395
SusWrite 410
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 33.7
110% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 284
236% 340 MB/s
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.4 330 371 383 288 266 MB/s
Read 509
Write 349
Mixed 401
SusWrite 273
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 17.4
4K Mixed 22.8
92% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 67.8
DQ Mixed 118
114% 191 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 86,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $903

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

good value. it gave my laptop a few years more


Excellent

6 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 i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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