Average Bench: 109% (173rd of 1011)

Based on 61,281 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 9.2% 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 259MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 41.9%. 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 409MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 415MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,281 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 478 515
335 Write 430 475
335 Mixed 415 450
319 SusWrite 409 463
97.5% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.5 4K Read 34.5 41
49.2 4K Write 89.6 117
33.2 4K Mixed 49 59.1
163% 57.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
117 DQ Read 333 389
148 DQ Write 311 364
123 DQ Mixed 259 298
212% 301 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 414 459 479 478 478 MB/s
Read 520
Write 478
Mixed 452
SusWrite 444
107% 473 MB/s
4K Read 41.3
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 63.9
214% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 298
242% 343 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 470 471 476 477 476 MB/s
Read 514
Write 475
Mixed 452
SusWrite 457
107% 474 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 59
193% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 300
246% 350 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 471 473 428 388 404 MB/s
Read 514
Write 465
Mixed 449
SusWrite 438
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.1
181% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 292
241% 344 MB/s
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 465 472 440 408 407 MB/s
Read 514
Write 475
Mixed 448
SusWrite 442
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 53.8
177% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 298
246% 351 MB/s
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 446 450 419 365 369 MB/s
Read 491
Write 420
Mixed 405
SusWrite 416
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 51.1
172% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 291
237% 338 MB/s
241GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 425 424 419 371 376 MB/s
Read 493
Write 420
Mixed 417
SusWrite 406
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 44.9
147% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 184
142% 195 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 24,024 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $517

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 Comments

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

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1 month ago.

Best upgrade option for a 6 year old computer.


Excellent

1 month ago.

good price and great performance


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

8 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

3 months ago.

love it


Excellent

8 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

3 months ago.

5/5


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