Average Bench: 106% (220th of 1058)

Based on 204,309 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 6.5% 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.1MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 50.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 402MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 404MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 204,309 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 462 515
334 Write 426 475
316 Mixed 402 450
308 SusWrite 404 466
95.4% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 4K Read 34 41.5
42.8 4K Write 84.9 116
28.5 4K Mixed 47.1 58.8
157% 55.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 341 390
118 DQ Write 307 364
130 DQ Mixed 246 298
206% 298 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
454GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 476 478 478 478 478 479 MB/s
Read 518
Write 476
Mixed 454
SusWrite 478
108% 482 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 61.1
199% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 300
246% 351 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 455 462 461 462 459 MB/s
Read 497
Write 457
Mixed 423
SusWrite 457
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 54
177% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 296
244% 349 MB/s
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 448 453 454 396 400 MB/s
Read 507
Write 464
Mixed 445
SusWrite 434
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 52.2
171% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 292
237% 336 MB/s
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 424 437 446 389 376 MB/s
Read 497
Write 430
Mixed 414
SusWrite 402
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 46.9
158% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 291
237% 336 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 414 438 442 441 440 MB/s
Read 474
Write 429
Mixed 417
SusWrite 404
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 38.7
129% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 294
242% 347 MB/s
425GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 384 376 377 357 338 MB/s
Read 384
Write 358
Mixed 353
SusWrite 373
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 47
149% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 274
223% 317 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 86,656 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $914

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 Comments

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

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13 days ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

Good reliable drive for a reasonable cost.


Excellent

3 days ago.

Great SSD , got significant performance boost over my old HDD , really good replacement if your laptop have HDD and it runs slow.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

good samsung 860 evo tlc competitor


Excellent

2 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

3 years ago.

Fast.


Excellent

22 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

The perfect SSD to replace mechanical hard drive in a laptop


Excellent

19 months ago.

Nice


Excellent

2 years ago.

love it


Excellent

2 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

2 years ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

2 years ago.

5/5


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Intel Core i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i5-11400F $196Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $200
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $76SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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