Average Bench: 109% (174th of 1011)

Based on 53,490 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 8.6% 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 260MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 46.5%. 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 410MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,490 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 478 515
335 Write 430 475
331 Mixed 414 450
300 SusWrite 410 466
97.4% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.3 4K Read 34.4 40.8
48 4K Write 88.5 116
30.6 4K Mixed 48.3 58.7
161% 57.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
132 DQ Read 334 389
126 DQ Write 308 364
108 DQ Mixed 260 298
212% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
420GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 449 475 477 455 411 MB/s
Read 515
Write 479
Mixed 452
SusWrite 445
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 53.1
176% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 297
244% 349 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 432 459 467 467 467 MB/s
Read 505
Write 469
Mixed 438
SusWrite 455
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 48.6
165% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 295
241% 343 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 440 441 457 457 406 MB/s
Read 444
Write 422
Mixed 431
SusWrite 435
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 53
173% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 293
238% 339 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 369 383 451 458 386 397 MB/s
Read 491
Write 450
Mixed 432
SusWrite 407
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 49.2
168% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 297
244% 349 MB/s
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 453 455 454 414 387 MB/s
Read 488
Write 450
Mixed 441
SusWrite 431
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 50.5
167% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 290
221% 300 MB/s
449GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 421 438 448 448 449 MB/s
Read 482
Write 443
Mixed 428
SusWrite 416
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 38.5
139% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 295
241% 343 MB/s
382GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 263 294 308 308 306 MB/s
Read 370
Write 369
Mixed 346
SusWrite 273
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 51
162% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 200
153% 207 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 19,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $561

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 Comments

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

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16 days ago.

Great performer and cost makes it a no brainer.


Excellent

4 months ago.

good price and great performance


Good

9 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

6 months 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.


Excellent

2 month ago.

love it


Excellent

6 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

2 months ago.

5/5


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