Average Bench: 106% (229th of 1074)

Based on 202,785 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 6.4% 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 228MB/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 49.7%. 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 379MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 439MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 202,785 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 439 514
313 Write 420 474
309 Mixed 379 429
315 SusWrite 403 467
92.5% 410 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 34.7 43.2
40.4 4K Write 86.8 117
29.6 4K Mixed 48.3 59.7
160% 56.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 341 389
135 DQ Write 303 366
119 DQ Mixed 228 305
196% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 476 477 476 476 476 MB/s
Read 514
Write 474
Mixed 414
SusWrite 476
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 56.5
191% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 291
241% 346 MB/s
557GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 454 456 459 458 422 MB/s
Read 505
Write 452
Mixed 402
SusWrite 447
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 47.9
158% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 291
238% 339 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR046
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 448 438 455 450 447 MB/s
Read 380
Write 462
Mixed 385
SusWrite 447
95% 418 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 51.8
170% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 155
172% 291 MB/s
179GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 460 459 435 406 407 MB/s
Read 506
Write 462
Mixed 407
SusWrite 437
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 46.4
154% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 290
236% 335 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 435 446 457 455 460 MB/s
Read 497
Write 462
Mixed 405
SusWrite 410
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 48.5
160% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 289
235% 333 MB/s
747GB free
Firmware: M3CR046
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 430 432 437 304 294 MB/s
Read 361
Write 448
Mixed 381
SusWrite 387
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 49.6
162% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 153
168% 282 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 393 436 432 441 443 MB/s
Read 424
Write 388
Mixed 360
SusWrite 415
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 43.3
143% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 283
233% 333 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 243 233 287 334 343 MB/s
Read 369
Write 339
Mixed 325
SusWrite 280
74% 328 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 17.1
4K Mixed 9.4
51% 15.4 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 251
196% 269 MB/s
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Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $509

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 Comments

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

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Good

18 months ago.

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


Poor

21 months ago.

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


Good

3 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

good value. it gave my laptop a few years more


Excellent

4 months ago.

Really fast for a very good price, loads my windows and opens up youtube from my browser in the time of 43 seconds


Excellent

3 years ago.

Fast for SSD


Excellent

6 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 $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
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Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $550Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
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