Average Bench: 109% (182nd of 1021)

Based on 56,956 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 8.6% 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 47.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 43.4%. 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 393MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 415MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,956 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 482 515
301 Write 421 473
311 Mixed 393 435
321 SusWrite 415 463
96.1% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 34.1 39.8
42.6 4K Write 86.9 115
31.6 4K Mixed 47.9 58.4
159% 56.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 343 389
123 DQ Write 302 362
152 DQ Mixed 265 308
215% 304 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
730GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 474 479 468 419 416 MB/s
Read 518
Write 484
Mixed 409
SusWrite 456
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 57
194% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 367
DQ Mixed 290
241% 346 MB/s
672GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 445 474 478 477 476 MB/s
Read 513
Write 474
Mixed 408
SusWrite 468
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56.3
188% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 284
238% 345 MB/s
899GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 400 408 415 387 377 MB/s
Read 473
Write 438
Mixed 391
SusWrite 393
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 70.6
4K Mixed 38.7
129% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 290
237% 338 MB/s
483GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 344 357 326 365 357 MB/s
Read 448
Write 354
Mixed 348
SusWrite 353
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 21.5
82% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 59.7
DQ Mixed 127
117% 188 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,442,843 SSDs tested.

 Prices

OutletPCUS $1076 months
AmazonUS $11519 mins
BHPhotoUS $1154 hrs
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 31,834 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $875

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 Comments

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

Added n/a ago.

Poor

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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