Average Bench: 109% (177th of 1016)

Based on 42,265 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 265MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 46.9%. 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 398MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 411MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,265 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 480 515
312 Write 422 472
315 Mixed 398 437
310 SusWrite 411 462
96.3% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 4K Read 34.1 40.6
44.8 4K Write 89.3 120
29.2 4K Mixed 48.4 59.3
161% 57.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
163 DQ Read 335 389
127 DQ Write 301 361
114 DQ Mixed 265 310
213% 300 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 458 431 195 413 417 MB/s
Read 505
Write 457
Mixed 410
SusWrite 395
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 55.9
189% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 306
245% 344 MB/s
323GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 454 456 458 425 416 MB/s
Read 502
Write 460
Mixed 422
SusWrite 441
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.6
177% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 309
249% 350 MB/s
748GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 398 380 398 397 375 MB/s
Read 471
Write 389
Mixed 364
SusWrite 390
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 53.8
178% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 282
224% 314 MB/s
619GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 401 398 425 385 392 MB/s
Read 394
Write 364
Mixed 345
SusWrite 400
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 71.9
4K Mixed 43.9
118% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 294
238% 337 MB/s
527GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 336 420 421 414 399 MB/s
Read 449
Write 414
Mixed 386
SusWrite 374
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 62
4K Mixed 5.2
76% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 43.9
DQ Mixed 111
78% 102 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,624,497 SSDs tested.

 Prices

OutletPCUS $1072 months
AmazonUS $10822 hrs
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 30,862 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $562

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 Comments

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

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Good

1 month ago.

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


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 i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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