Average Bench: 106% (229th of 1072)

Based on 237,241 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 6.3% 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 240MB/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 46.4%. 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 400MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 401MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 237,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 451 514
335 Write 425 474
328 Mixed 401 449
310 SusWrite 400 467
94.4% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.1 4K Read 34.4 43.6
45.7 4K Write 85.2 116
28.5 4K Mixed 47.2 59.3
158% 55.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
219 DQ Read 350 390
120 DQ Write 308 364
129 DQ Mixed 240 298
204% 299 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 362 362 364 418 440 MB/s
Read 513
Write 455
Mixed 436
SusWrite 385
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 54.6
187% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 294
240% 341 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 461 461 461 462 463 MB/s
Read 508
Write 464
Mixed 442
SusWrite 460
106% 468 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 48.5
162% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 296
244% 349 MB/s
203GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 457 462 469 401 283 MB/s
Read 501
Write 462
Mixed 452
SusWrite 421
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 49.2
169% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 291
241% 346 MB/s
209GB free
Firmware: M3CR046
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 460 458 458 439 387 MB/s
Read 374
Write 434
Mixed 382
SusWrite 444
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 49.8
161% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 151
166% 281 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 403 404 413 417 419 MB/s
Read 388
Write 413
Mixed 396
SusWrite 402
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 39.8
134% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 284
228% 322 MB/s
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 123 126 75 98 54 MB/s
Read 330
Write 167
Mixed 259
SusWrite 108
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 26.1
4K Mixed 21.6
68% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 86.3
DQ Write 80.9
DQ Mixed 79.3
61% 82.2 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 32,011 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $803

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 Comments

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

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3 months ago.

A reliable and quality SSD for an affordable price. I have much confidence about my data being secure in this drive.


Terrible

6 months ago.

Good reliable drive for a reasonable cost.


Good

3 months 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 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years 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

5 years ago.

Fast.


Excellent

4 years 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

2 years ago.

The perfect SSD to replace mechanical hard drive in a laptop


Good

17 months ago.

Great quality for its value. Many years of use without any problem.


Excellent

4 years ago.

love it


Excellent

5 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

5 years ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

4 years ago.

5/5


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Intel Core i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12600K $182Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12400F $133Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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