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%
174GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 474 475 475 475 475 MB/s
Read 516
Write 473
Mixed 451
SusWrite 475
108% 479 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 59.6
198% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 465 461 449 404 407 MB/s
Read 515
Write 475
Mixed 452
SusWrite 441
106% 471 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.2
201% 73.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 463 457 445 408 400 MB/s
Read 510
Write 468
Mixed 440
SusWrite 438
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 53.3
185% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 296
244% 348 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 473 474 455 383 405 MB/s
Read 514
Write 472
Mixed 446
SusWrite 443
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 53.5
178% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 296
244% 349 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 403 403 409 408 408 MB/s
Read 507
Write 467
Mixed 443
SusWrite 405
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 49.2
160% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 289
236% 336 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 430 424 425 428 430 MB/s
Read 484
Write 433
Mixed 416
SusWrite 426
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 49.6
4K Mixed 35.3
112% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 280
234% 338 MB/s
213GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 414 415 410 354 362 MB/s
Read 456
Write 408
Mixed 391
SusWrite 395
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 41.1
139% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 219
168% 228 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 13,754 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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