Average Bench: 109% (195th of 1040)

Based on 105,972 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 8.7% 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 258MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 42.1%. 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 389MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 423MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 105,972 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 484 515
329 Write 426 474
323 Mixed 389 432
341 SusWrite 423 468
96.9% 431 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 33.9 39.5
43.7 4K Write 87.4 116
29.7 4K Mixed 47.3 57
158% 56.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 339 389
104 DQ Write 298 368
125 DQ Mixed 258 308
210% 298 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
725GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 465 476 477 386 419 MB/s
Read 513
Write 479
Mixed 414
SusWrite 449
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55
181% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 287
239% 345 MB/s
838GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 463 451 450 459 412 MB/s
Read 509
Write 462
Mixed 395
SusWrite 450
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 51.1
169% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 291
241% 345 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 427 444 456 456 454 MB/s
Read 493
Write 454
Mixed 414
SusWrite 441
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 76.7
4K Mixed 46.4
149% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 302
246% 348 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 395 409 428 421 424 MB/s
Read 479
Write 453
Mixed 370
SusWrite 404
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 47.1
150% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 292
238% 339 MB/s
600GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 407 415 410 353 372 MB/s
Read 424
Write 403
Mixed 367
SusWrite 366
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.6
156% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 290
235% 334 MB/s
215GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 200 200 200 199 200 MB/s
Read 372
Write 367
Mixed 323
SusWrite 200
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 48.8
161% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 198
151% 205 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 401 399 426 425 380 MB/s
Read 439
Write 396
Mixed 378
SusWrite 400
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 48.3
4K Mixed 30.9
106% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 192
142% 186 MB/s
513GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 292 313 320 333 333 MB/s
Read 358
Write 336
Mixed 314
SusWrite 303
74% 328 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 26.6
4K Mixed 27.4
94% 28 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 62.2
DQ Mixed 130
100% 141 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 285 301 304 289 297 MB/s
Read 359
Write 303
Mixed 294
SusWrite 286
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 20.6
74% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 51.6
DQ Mixed 54.7
38% 47.8 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 60,004 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $894

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Terrible

26 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

3 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 i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
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