Average Bench: 110% (172nd of 1011)

Based on 69,539 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 267MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 44.7%. 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 414MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 416MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 482 515
327 Write 429 475
333 Mixed 416 450
330 SusWrite 414 468
98% 435 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 34.6 41.4
54.5 4K Write 89.9 117
33.7 4K Mixed 48.9 59.3
163% 57.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
154 DQ Read 340 389
144 DQ Write 315 365
141 DQ Mixed 267 298
217% 307 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 455 471 473 476 477 MB/s
Read 516
Write 480
Mixed 454
SusWrite 469
108% 480 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 56.3
187% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 293
243% 348 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 471 475 437 412 406 MB/s
Read 517
Write 480
Mixed 454
SusWrite 445
107% 474 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 57.1
192% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 296
243% 348 MB/s
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 462 467 451 407 406 MB/s
Read 512
Write 468
Mixed 446
SusWrite 435
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 51.6
175% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 292
238% 338 MB/s
287GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 387 387 382 373 345 MB/s
Read 509
Write 457
Mixed 445
SusWrite 378
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 49.1
160% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 287
232% 328 MB/s
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 422 441 449 446 447 MB/s
Read 510
Write 437
Mixed 351
SusWrite 435
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 41.7
150% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 250
214% 312 MB/s
347GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 360 399 413 418 416 MB/s
Read 479
Write 388
Mixed 404
SusWrite 373
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 46.7
4K Mixed 36.8
115% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 282
203% 262 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 411 411 426 426 426 MB/s
Read 462
Write 429
Mixed 326
SusWrite 417
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 23.8
78% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 128
96% 127 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 26,924 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $498

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 Comments

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

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2 months ago.

Best upgrade option for a 6 year old computer.


Poor

10 days ago.

good price and great performance


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 days ago.

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


Excellent

8 days 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

12 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

10 months 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

5 months ago.

love it


Excellent

10 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

5 months ago.

5/5


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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $32Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $58SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $613SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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