Average Bench: 107% (201st of 1034)

Based on 128,320 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 7.0% 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 265MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 46.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 406MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 410MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 128,320 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 476 514
328 Write 427 474
324 Mixed 410 449
318 SusWrite 406 464
96.7% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 33.3 40.1
45.9 4K Write 85.5 115
29.6 4K Mixed 47.1 58.2
156% 55.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
206 DQ Read 342 389
154 DQ Write 309 364
151 DQ Mixed 265 297
216% 306 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
415GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 470 470 473 475 475 MB/s
Read 512
Write 469
Mixed 448
SusWrite 471
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 56.5
192% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 299
246% 351 MB/s
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 446 459 461 462 458 MB/s
Read 497
Write 449
Mixed 434
SusWrite 454
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 52.3
176% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 297
244% 349 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 449 452 458 454 424 MB/s
Read 507
Write 462
Mixed 432
SusWrite 445
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 50.2
174% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 291
237% 337 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 442 439 444 451 445 MB/s
Read 501
Write 410
Mixed 399
SusWrite 441
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 70.7
4K Mixed 43.2
141% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 267
215% 305 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 438 434 425 418 413 MB/s
Read 457
Write 382
Mixed 388
SusWrite 429
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 43.3
128% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 266
214% 303 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,502,423 SSDs tested.


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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 38,002 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $854

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]


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

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1 month ago.

good price and great performance


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.


3 months ago.

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


6 months ago.

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


9 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!


22 months ago.



7 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.


4 months ago.



15 months ago.

love it


19 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.


20 months ago.

Excellent SSD


15 months ago.


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