Average Bench: 110% (134th of 964)

Based on 11,492 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 9.9% 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 270MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 44.1%. 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 411MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 416MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,492 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 478 514
353 Write 430 475
347 Mixed 416 448
335 SusWrite 411 461
97.6% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.4 4K Read 34.3 41.6
51.5 4K Write 90.8 119
33.7 4K Mixed 49.1 59.3
163% 58.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 346 390
145 DQ Write 319 364
70.6 DQ Mixed 270 298
219% 311 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 410 463 464 407 399 MB/s
Read 509
Write 460
Mixed 451
SusWrite 434
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62.9
208% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 296
241% 342 MB/s
355GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 465 467 473 406 403 MB/s
Read 513
Write 470
Mixed 451
SusWrite 442
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 53.7
181% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 296
244% 349 MB/s
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 381 434 443 439 440 MB/s
Read 470
Write 437
Mixed 396
SusWrite 423
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 46.9
157% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 391
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 297
243% 347 MB/s
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 393 398 422 433 432 MB/s
Read 478
Write 389
Mixed 374
SusWrite 414
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 38.2
144% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 283
228% 322 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 273 283 288 289 288 MB/s
Read 326
Write 289
Mixed 302
SusWrite 281
68% 300 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 37.9
4K Mixed 28.1
85% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 112
84% 113 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 13,755 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z370-A - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 112% - Outstanding Total price: $1,184

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

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