Average Bench: 109% (173rd of 1011)

Based on 31,465 user benchmarks.  Model: CT1000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 1TB averaged 9.4% 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 270MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 1TB is 42.7%. 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 399MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,465 samples)
Min Avg Max
387 Read 482 515
324 Write 422 471
326 Mixed 399 435
327 SusWrite 414 463
96.5% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25 4K Read 34.3 40.2
49.1 4K Write 89.7 118
30.1 4K Mixed 48.6 58.7
162% 57.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 340 389
166 DQ Write 306 361
168 DQ Mixed 270 309
217% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
550GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 448 441 426 403 405 MB/s
Read 470
Write 426
Mixed 407
SusWrite 429
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 59.7
197% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 297
240% 340 MB/s
849GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 471 472 470 414 421 MB/s
Read 514
Write 470
Mixed 428
SusWrite 444
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 56.3
190% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 229
197% 292 MB/s
488GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 436 448 457 451 451 MB/s
Read 406
Write 455
Mixed 321
SusWrite 442
92% 406 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 55
192% 70 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 304
243% 340 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 415 421 437 431 441 MB/s
Read 483
Write 442
Mixed 418
SusWrite 418
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 56.4
4K Mixed 36
116% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 298
245% 350 MB/s
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 339 329 350 349 330 MB/s
Read 371
Write 349
Mixed 327
SusWrite 338
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 70.9
4K Mixed 44.2
145% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 198
151% 205 MB/s
173GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 416 443 384 404 360 MB/s
Read 393
Write 390
Mixed 328
SusWrite 392
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 33.7
114% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 253
208% 298 MB/s
546GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 347 348 354 354 349 MB/s
Read 383
Write 348
Mixed 336
SusWrite 352
80% 354 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 43
132% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 36.7
DQ Write 99.6
DQ Mixed 55
46% 63.8 MB/s
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Typical MX500 1TB Builds (Compare 25,398 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $581

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 Comments

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

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Poor

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

A good standby


Excellent

22 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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