Average Bench: 112% (163rd of 1003)

Based on 19,901 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 11.8% 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 273MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 402MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 422MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,901 samples)
Min Avg Max
410 Read 487 516
361 Write 431 472
337 Mixed 402 438
355 SusWrite 422 463
98.1% 436 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.7 4K Read 35 40.7
62.1 4K Write 93.1 119
36 4K Mixed 49.9 59
166% 59.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 346 389
182 DQ Write 313 362
166 DQ Mixed 273 309
220% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
561GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 471 467 461 433 430 MB/s
Read 513
Write 464
Mixed 440
SusWrite 455
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 61.5
198% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 304
245% 345 MB/s
870GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 434 442 427 439 416 MB/s
Read 500
Write 438
Mixed 407
SusWrite 433
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.3
183% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 310
250% 352 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 423 433 431 404 397 MB/s
Read 438
Write 411
Mixed 374
SusWrite 419
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 43.7
151% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 295
241% 342 MB/s
30GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 401 406 388 388 389 MB/s
Read 490
Write 438
Mixed 415
SusWrite 389
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 39.1
127% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 166
149% 219 MB/s
692GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 411 434 406 337 373 MB/s
Read 423
Write 393
Mixed 369
SusWrite 391
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 28.9
96% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 241
180% 239 MB/s
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 270 331 302 289 337 MB/s
Read 401
Write 345
Mixed 352
SusWrite 306
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 30.1
100% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 214
168% 236 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 14,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 167% - Outstanding Total price: $588

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

18 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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