Average Bench: 108% (148th of 980)

Based on 19,184 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 8.4% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 266MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 46.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 408MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 412MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,184 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 476 513
311 Write 426 472
320 Mixed 412 448
307 SusWrite 408 458
96.9% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 33.7 40.6
49 4K Write 88.6 117
31.2 4K Mixed 48.1 59.1
160% 56.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
41.3 DQ Read 340 389
112 DQ Write 316 364
56.4 DQ Mixed 266 298
217% 307 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
205GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 449 431 406 436 380 MB/s
Read 518
Write 450
Mixed 425
SusWrite 426
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 61.8
209% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 295
241% 342 MB/s
154GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 412 469 465 439 396 MB/s
Read 511
Write 427
Mixed 446
SusWrite 439
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 57
200% 73.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 288
236% 337 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 462 465 469 408 405 MB/s
Read 507
Write 464
Mixed 439
SusWrite 440
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.4
183% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 300
246% 351 MB/s
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 395 410 407 402 356 MB/s
Read 449
Write 404
Mixed 400
SusWrite 389
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 56.4
183% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 455 453 451 388 394 MB/s
Read 494
Write 454
Mixed 435
SusWrite 425
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 45.4
159% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 295
242% 345 MB/s
407GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 445 431 442 391 388 MB/s
Read 501
Write 453
Mixed 428
SusWrite 423
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 46.4
151% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 291
239% 341 MB/s
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 419 426 428 395 382 MB/s
Read 443
Write 430
Mixed 404
SusWrite 401
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 44.4
144% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 295
242% 345 MB/s
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 439 439 439 369 386 MB/s
Read 465
Write 427
Mixed 391
SusWrite 416
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 71.1
4K Mixed 41.4
144% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 288
231% 323 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 2,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $422

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 Comments

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

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1 month ago.

Great performer and cost makes it a no brainer.


Excellent

26 days ago.

good price and great performance


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2 months ago.

Fast.


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