Average Bench: 109% (146th of 980)

Based on 8,844 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 8.8% 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 277MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 48.6%. 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 394MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 411MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,844 samples)
Min Avg Max
359 Read 476 514
323 Write 419 471
306 Mixed 394 435
305 SusWrite 411 459
95.6% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 33.6 40.8
45.7 4K Write 90.3 124
30.8 4K Mixed 47.9 59.6
160% 57.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
183 DQ Read 349 389
131 DQ Write 313 361
150 DQ Mixed 277 308
223% 313 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
494GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 452 453 466 442 426 MB/s
Read 512
Write 469
Mixed 428
SusWrite 447
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 53.8
181% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 305
244% 343 MB/s
605GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 425 386 388 396 416 MB/s
Read 509
Write 447
Mixed 430
SusWrite 408
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.4
185% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 298
245% 349 MB/s
829GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 459 454 469 432 426 MB/s
Read 512
Write 470
Mixed 428
SusWrite 447
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 90.5
4K Mixed 52.7
170% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 303
242% 339 MB/s
611GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 402 441 420 449 448 MB/s
Read 500
Write 444
Mixed 411
SusWrite 419
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 44.7
147% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 292
238% 338 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 398 421 413 412 415 MB/s
Read 461
Write 392
Mixed 332
SusWrite 401
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.4
156% 60.6 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 282
233% 334 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 202 351 371 355 343 331 MB/s
Read 442
Write 382
Mixed 351
SusWrite 326
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 33
4K Mixed 20.5
81% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 88.6
DQ Mixed 82.7
89% 153 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 18,907 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 98%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,545

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

8 days ago.

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


Excellent

12 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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