Average Bench: 108% (216th of 1058)

Based on 168,059 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 264MB/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 47%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 406MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 411MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 168,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 476 514
317 Write 423 473
316 Mixed 406 449
326 SusWrite 411 467
96.6% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 4K Read 33.6 39.8
46.8 4K Write 85.9 114
29.7 4K Mixed 47.2 58.2
157% 55.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
190 DQ Read 343 390
118 DQ Write 309 364
142 DQ Mixed 264 298
215% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 421 415 421 458 464 MB/s
Read 500
Write 445
Mixed 428
SusWrite 435
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 56.6
187% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 292
238% 339 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 464 444 470 419 394 MB/s
Read 513
Write 428
Mixed 417
SusWrite 442
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 54.4
183% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 282
234% 335 MB/s
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 433 459 457 377 359 MB/s
Read 511
Write 447
Mixed 433
SusWrite 414
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 53.9
178% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 298
242% 344 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 440 440 440 440 440 MB/s
Read 503
Write 430
Mixed 426
SusWrite 440
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 49.9
166% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 183
142% 194 MB/s
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 411 429 432 413 364 MB/s
Read 485
Write 401
Mixed 390
SusWrite 394
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 41.9
138% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 268
217% 307 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,080,794 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 71,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $894

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

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2 months ago.

Good reliable drive for a reasonable cost.


7 days ago.

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


5 months ago.

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


4 months ago.

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


7 months ago.

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


3 months ago.

good samsung 860 evo tlc competitor


17 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!


2 years ago.



15 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.


12 months ago.



23 months ago.

love it


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.


2 years ago.

Excellent SSD


23 months ago.


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