Average Bench: 109% (211th of 1058)

Based on 115,513 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 9.1% 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 262MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 39.3%. 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 422MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 115,513 samples)
Min Avg Max
391 Read 484 514
342 Write 430 475
328 Mixed 392 431
333 SusWrite 422 470
97.2% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 33.8 38.8
47 4K Write 88.2 115
31.5 4K Mixed 47.9 56.8
159% 56.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 339 389
127 DQ Write 304 368
161 DQ Mixed 262 307
213% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
105GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 469 473 454 414 414 MB/s
Read 511
Write 465
Mixed 405
SusWrite 444
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 57.3
193% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 290
238% 339 MB/s
207GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 456 458 455 461 466 MB/s
Read 490
Write 463
Mixed 437
SusWrite 437
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.8
180% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 308
248% 350 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 449 462 461 465 463 MB/s
Read 504
Write 454
Mixed 433
SusWrite 459
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 51
172% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 300
245% 349 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 443 446 447 446 448 MB/s
Read 480
Write 436
Mixed 405
SusWrite 442
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51.2
173% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 310
250% 353 MB/s
790GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 472 471 471 471 435 MB/s
Read 508
Write 466
Mixed 411
SusWrite 465
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 49
161% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 292
241% 346 MB/s
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 398 450 455 454 452 MB/s
Read 500
Write 455
Mixed 412
SusWrite 413
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 51.9
170% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 302
242% 340 MB/s
839GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 432 440 442 443 441 MB/s
Read 503
Write 431
Mixed 402
SusWrite 438
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 49.7
163% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 194
151% 208 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 465 466 469 467 391 MB/s
Read 512
Write 426
Mixed 371
SusWrite 454
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 39.8
142% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 279
222% 310 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 68,896 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $928

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Good

11 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


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 $173Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-11600K $265Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $316Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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