Average Bench: 106% (222nd of 1058)

Based on 207,746 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 5.8% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 261MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 50.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 397MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 402MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 207,746 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 470 515
306 Write 419 473
306 Mixed 402 450
250 SusWrite 397 465
95% 422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.4 4K Read 33.2 40.7
40.1 4K Write 83.9 115
26.7 4K Mixed 46.6 58.9
154% 54.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
216 DQ Read 344 389
140 DQ Write 310 364
141 DQ Mixed 261 298
214% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
462GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 456 458 453 469 467 MB/s
Read 393
Write 424
Mixed 367
SusWrite 454
93% 410 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 56
187% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 295
244% 349 MB/s
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 470 474 463 399 409 MB/s
Read 505
Write 476
Mixed 438
SusWrite 448
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 55.9
184% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 296
216% 288 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 468 469 425 397 400 MB/s
Read 481
Write 278
Mixed 411
SusWrite 437
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 50.2
167% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 282
232% 333 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 460 456 430 400 403 MB/s
Read 502
Write 463
Mixed 442
SusWrite 434
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 44.4
146% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 296
244% 350 MB/s
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 425 429 431 374 388 MB/s
Read 502
Write 451
Mixed 425
SusWrite 407
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 45.8
150% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,553,673 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 77,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $932

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

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4 months ago.

Good reliable drive for a reasonable cost.


2 months ago.

Great SSD , got significant performance boost over my old HDD , really good replacement if your laptop have HDD and it runs slow.


8 months ago.

The fastest and most reliable SSD for it's price range. Flawless!!!


6 months ago.

Lo compré para un MacBook Pro 2012 y anda perfecto ! velocidades de 467/501. Recomendado si lo compran en oferta


10 months ago.

Excellent - really good balance between price and speed! :)


6 months ago.

good samsung 860 evo tlc competitor


20 months ago.

Probably the best SATA III SSD you can buy for 60 US Dollar. Offered excellent performance (albeit it won't match any NVMe ones!) and suitable amount of capacity for that price. Overall a reliable all around SSD for nearly every computers unless if the computer has no support for SATA which means your computer is too old!


2 years ago.



18 months ago.

It pretty much ticks all the boxes. It's almost as fast as as the competition, and for less money. Bang for buck, it's the winner.


15 months ago.



2 years ago.

love it


2 years ago.

Fantastic and needed upgrade (for me at least) from using the A400 120GB version, the faster speeds and higher capacity make it very useful.


2 years ago.

Excellent SSD


2 years ago.


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Intel Core i7-11700K $380Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $31Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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