Average Bench: 108% (179th of 1016)

Based on 79,945 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 8.1% 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 261MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 47.8%. 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 408MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 412MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,945 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 477 515
328 Write 424 474
325 Mixed 412 450
314 SusWrite 408 466
96.8% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 4K Read 34 40.7
44.4 4K Write 87.9 117
30.6 4K Mixed 47.8 59.1
159% 56.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
135 DQ Read 338 389
131 DQ Write 308 365
120 DQ Mixed 261 298
213% 302 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 472 476 475 475 475 MB/s
Read 513
Write 473
Mixed 446
SusWrite 475
107% 477 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 54.9
188% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 295
243% 349 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 462 466 441 401 400 MB/s
Read 514
Write 474
Mixed 446
SusWrite 437
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 53.6
185% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 298
246% 351 MB/s
297GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 430 446 461 465 469 MB/s
Read 496
Write 468
Mixed 438
SusWrite 440
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.3
184% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 297
244% 349 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 466 461 461 385 280 MB/s
Read 508
Write 468
Mixed 433
SusWrite 419
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 48.1
164% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 291
237% 337 MB/s
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 407 414 428 381 384 MB/s
Read 475
Write 414
Mixed 405
SusWrite 402
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 54.4
157% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 292
237% 336 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 403 416 427 383 381 MB/s
Read 481
Write 435
Mixed 423
SusWrite 400
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 38.3
121% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 289
224% 306 MB/s
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 416 428 431 430 344 MB/s
Read 449
Write 418
Mixed 329
SusWrite 404
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 25.6
92% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 261
221% 321 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 30,970 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 - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $519

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 Comments

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

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Poor

2 months ago.

good price and great performance


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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

14 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

11 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

7 months ago.

love it


Excellent

12 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

7 months ago.

5/5


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