Average Bench: 106% (216th of 1059)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
497GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 430 445 443 449 302 MB/s
Read 371
Write 451
Mixed 374
SusWrite 417
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 50.8
166% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 155
173% 292 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 436 442 396 200 182 MB/s
Read 385
Write 455
Mixed 384
SusWrite 346
89% 392 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 52
174% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 157
173% 292 MB/s
621GB free
Firmware: M3CR045
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 392 406 423 378 318 MB/s
Read 339
Write 428
Mixed 363
SusWrite 380
86% 378 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 47.4
152% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 158
174% 293 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 346 410 344 397 386 MB/s
Read 440
Write 366
Mixed 373
SusWrite 378
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 73.4
4K Mixed 46.3
146% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 246
187% 252 MB/s
374GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 418 465 452 449 457 MB/s
Read 506
Write 384
Mixed 403
SusWrite 448
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 36.6
130% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 144
116% 167 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,024,068 SSDs tested.

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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 12,847 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $897

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

22 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

good value. it gave my laptop a few years more


Excellent

16 months ago.

Fast for SSD


Excellent

4 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 $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $415Crucial MX500 250GB $38
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $550Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $397Nvidia RTX 3050 $280Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $53SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $60SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Extreme 16GB $17
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