Average Bench: 108% (196th of 1034)

Based on 74,379 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 7.7% 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 268MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 46.4%. 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 385MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 411MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 74,379 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 475 514
310 Write 420 474
294 Mixed 385 431
307 SusWrite 411 466
95.1% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 33.4 40.4
46.5 4K Write 87.9 115
30.3 4K Mixed 47.2 57.9
158% 56.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
208 DQ Read 342 388
144 DQ Write 308 365
150 DQ Mixed 268 307
217% 306 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
556GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 476 479 480 466 401 MB/s
Read 516
Write 482
Mixed 416
SusWrite 462
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 55.2
188% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 291
241% 347 MB/s
403GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 464 467 458 426 427 MB/s
Read 510
Write 451
Mixed 439
SusWrite 450
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 54.9
188% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 295
239% 338 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 458 455 453 455 445 MB/s
Read 506
Write 424
Mixed 390
SusWrite 454
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 50.7
168% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 302
242% 339 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 405 416 435 443 437 MB/s
Read 498
Write 450
Mixed 410
SusWrite 418
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 51.2
172% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 306
246% 346 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 408 405 420 421 443 MB/s
Read 496
Write 452
Mixed 419
SusWrite 419
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 46.9
152% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 302
242% 339 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 414 416 435 390 364 MB/s
Read 476
Write 434
Mixed 402
SusWrite 404
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 48.2
156% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 259
217% 315 MB/s
264GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 386 377 391 397 381 MB/s
Read 449
Write 369
Mixed 366
SusWrite 384
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 40
126% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 273
216% 303 MB/s
547GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 428 429 427 390 388 MB/s
Read 491
Write 422
Mixed 393
SusWrite 415
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 58.3
4K Mixed 39.3
128% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 183
142% 195 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 38,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $905

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 Comments

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

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Poor

6 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 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 i5-9600K $193Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $43
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Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
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