Average Bench: 108% (212th of 1058)

Based on 182,087 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 7.5% 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 236MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 44.3%. 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 382MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 447MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 182,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
327 Read 447 514
314 Write 422 474
308 Mixed 382 431
310 SusWrite 405 469
93.3% 414 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 34.9 43.9
44.9 4K Write 88 118
29.5 4K Mixed 48.4 60.8
162% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 348 389
143 DQ Write 306 368
140 DQ Mixed 236 308
202% 297 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 453 90 26 120 471 MB/s
Read 514
Write 476
Mixed 412
SusWrite 268
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 55.3
186% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 289
240% 345 MB/s
882GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 391 387 391 367 365 MB/s
Read 424
Write 395
Mixed 370
SusWrite 383
89% 393 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 40.9
157% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 296
240% 340 MB/s
593GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 467 465 468 420 398 MB/s
Read 511
Write 427
Mixed 368
SusWrite 445
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 94.9
4K Mixed 38.4
136% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 280
223% 311 MB/s
839GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 446 460 423 374 383 MB/s
Read 431
Write 416
Mixed 376
SusWrite 420
93% 411 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 45.3
144% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 286
232% 328 MB/s
577GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 436 445 425 399 388 MB/s
Read 459
Write 422
Mixed 382
SusWrite 404
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 41.4
135% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 289
237% 338 MB/s
704GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 140 138 139 135 111 MB/s
Read 329
Write 413
Mixed 352
SusWrite 138
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 46.6
135% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 147
163% 277 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,064 SSDs tested.

 Prices

EbayUS $909 days
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 97,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $865

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 Comments

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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Cheapest fastest ultra durable SSD........My first & most powerful SSD in entry level SSDs


Good

17 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

good value. it gave my laptop a few years more


Excellent

12 months ago.

Fast for SSD


Excellent

4 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 $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-12700K $334Nvidia RTX 3050 $250Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $72SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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