Average Bench: 106% (218th of 1059)

Based on 237,241 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 6.3% 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 240MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.2MB/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 400MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 401MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 237,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 451 514
335 Write 425 474
328 Mixed 401 449
310 SusWrite 400 467
94.4% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 34.4 43.6
45.7 4K Write 85.2 116
28.5 4K Mixed 47.2 59.3
158% 55.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 350 390
120 DQ Write 308 364
129 DQ Mixed 240 298
204% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 469 471 474 474 475 MB/s
Read 513
Write 457
Mixed 450
SusWrite 471
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 57.1
190% 69.7 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 297
245% 350 MB/s
69GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 355 401 427 440 443 MB/s
Read 372
Write 450
Mixed 390
SusWrite 404
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 56.1
184% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 157
174% 294 MB/s
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 431 425 446 414 396 MB/s
Read 500
Write 451
Mixed 426
SusWrite 424
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 48.4
161% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 287
234% 333 MB/s
199GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 392 405 426 406 421 MB/s
Read 488
Write 426
Mixed 426
SusWrite 385
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 50.8
171% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 184
143% 195 MB/s
373GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 341 415 435 437 341 MB/s
Read 482
Write 428
Mixed 409
SusWrite 367
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 43.7
156% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 196
152% 209 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 403 395 423 425 428 MB/s
Read 466
Write 431
Mixed 329
SusWrite 410
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 34.2
120% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 257
216% 311 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 405 413 440 440 439 MB/s
Read 239
Write 419
Mixed 169
SusWrite 426
71% 313 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 48
156% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 190
149% 205 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 16,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,232

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 Comments

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

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2 months ago.

A reliable and quality SSD for an affordable price. I have much confidence about my data being secure in this drive.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Good reliable drive for a reasonable cost.


Good

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

good samsung 860 evo tlc competitor


Excellent

2 years 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!


Good

3 years ago.

Fast.


Excellent

2 years 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.


Excellent

13 months ago.

The perfect SSD to replace mechanical hard drive in a laptop


Excellent

3 years ago.

love it


Excellent

3 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.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

3 years ago.

5/5


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