Average Bench: 109% (154th of 992)

Based on 12,602 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 9.3% 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.2MB/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 397MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 418MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,602 samples)
Min Avg Max
397 Read 480 515
325 Write 423 470
321 Mixed 397 435
335 SusWrite 418 460
96.5% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 33.6 40.4
51.9 4K Write 89.6 118
31.2 4K Mixed 48.2 59
160% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
185 DQ Read 347 389
122 DQ Write 312 361
120 DQ Mixed 274 308
221% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
592GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 463 467 461 429 417 MB/s
Read 513
Write 473
Mixed 437
SusWrite 450
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 56.6
186% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 308
249% 352 MB/s
332GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 414 462 463 461 393 MB/s
Read 516
Write 472
Mixed 428
SusWrite 422
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 54.9
187% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 303
243% 341 MB/s
563GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 427 427 435 438 399 MB/s
Read 474
Write 438
Mixed 414
SusWrite 411
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 57.5
182% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 286
220% 299 MB/s
897GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 455 458 446 403 411 MB/s
Read 504
Write 439
Mixed 429
SusWrite 438
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 50.3
164% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 299
236% 328 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 458 460 453 453 453 MB/s
Read 500
Write 444
Mixed 426
SusWrite 455
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 51.3
166% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 262
195% 258 MB/s
263GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 324 406 407 425 421 MB/s
Read 471
Write 414
Mixed 396
SusWrite 391
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 46.8
157% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 296
240% 339 MB/s
846GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 418 417 413 384 387 MB/s
Read 454
Write 410
Mixed 397
SusWrite 405
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 33.1
106% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 291
221% 298 MB/s
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 123% - Outstanding Total price: $1,061

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

13 days ago.

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


Excellent

14 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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