Average Bench: 108% (174th of 1011)

Based on 25,216 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 8.3% 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 264MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 46.6%. 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 398MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 412MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,216 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 481 516
305 Write 422 472
311 Mixed 398 436
307 SusWrite 412 460
96.3% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 34.2 40.8
46 4K Write 88.7 118
29.3 4K Mixed 48.1 58.5
160% 57 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 332 389
123 DQ Write 296 361
140 DQ Mixed 264 309
212% 297 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
486GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 454 443 423 413 431 MB/s
Read 515
Write 475
Mixed 441
SusWrite 435
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 57.5
186% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 307
248% 351 MB/s
466GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 439 443 448 447 439 MB/s
Read 487
Write 441
Mixed 412
SusWrite 440
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 53.1
176% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 294
239% 339 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 344 429 437 444 437 MB/s
Read 490
Write 449
Mixed 411
SusWrite 407
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 47.2
159% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 310
250% 353 MB/s
658GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 342 408 420 415 417 MB/s
Read 468
Write 432
Mixed 391
SusWrite 389
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 44.1
154% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 301
242% 340 MB/s
759GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 401 414 412 380 368 MB/s
Read 472
Write 408
Mixed 400
SusWrite 392
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 47.7
151% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 185
144% 197 MB/s
823GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 288 319 296 289 291 MB/s
Read 294
Write 308
Mixed 207
SusWrite 290
62% 275 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 39.3
125% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 301
240% 336 MB/s
546GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 367 360 345 343 329 MB/s
Read 363
Write 347
Mixed 337
SusWrite 354
79% 350 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 36.7
117% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.2
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 54.6
47% 66.5 MB/s
798GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 276 283 275 286 284 MB/s
Read 312
Write 290
Mixed 268
SusWrite 277
65% 287 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 52.1
4K Mixed 28.6
107% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32.5
DQ Write 92.3
DQ Mixed 44.1
39% 56.3 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 21,583 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $594

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months 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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