Average Bench: 108% (211th of 1053)

Based on 168,585 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 7.6% 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 261MB/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 45.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 409MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 412MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 168,585 samples)
Min Avg Max
402 Read 482 514
328 Write 427 474
321 Mixed 409 449
329 SusWrite 412 464
97.3% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.8 4K Read 33.7 40.4
43.1 4K Write 84.7 113
28.8 4K Mixed 47.2 58.2
156% 55.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
204 DQ Read 340 389
117 DQ Write 303 364
141 DQ Mixed 261 298
212% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
67GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 436 461 473 473 472 MB/s
Read 511
Write 469
Mixed 445
SusWrite 438
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 58.8
192% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 298
243% 344 MB/s
246GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 460 462 470 428 405 MB/s
Read 510
Write 468
Mixed 441
SusWrite 409
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 54.3
190% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 293
241% 344 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 452 461 471 419 410 MB/s
Read 508
Write 473
Mixed 445
SusWrite 440
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 54.3
181% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 296
244% 348 MB/s
330GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 427 422 418 380 373 MB/s
Read 509
Write 420
Mixed 411
SusWrite 412
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 53.2
173% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 295
239% 338 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 445 465 469 471 468 MB/s
Read 509
Write 437
Mixed 431
SusWrite 434
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 51.1
169% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 289
236% 337 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 460 462 466 465 451 MB/s
Read 500
Write 460
Mixed 436
SusWrite 437
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 47.3
154% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 294
242% 346 MB/s
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 Prices

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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 64,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $858

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

1 month ago.

good price and great performance


Good

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

good samsung 860 evo tlc competitor


Excellent

15 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!


Good

2 years ago.

Fast.


Excellent

13 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.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Nice


Excellent

20 months ago.

love it


Excellent

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.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

20 months ago.

5/5


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Intel Core i5-10400F $145Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $48
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Intel Core i7-10700K $325Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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