Average Bench: 109% (155th of 992)

Based on 31,007 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 8.6% 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 268MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/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 411MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 412MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,007 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 478 514
339 Write 429 473
338 Mixed 412 449
336 SusWrite 411 460
97.4% 433 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.8 4K Read 34 41
48.1 4K Write 87.5 121
32 4K Mixed 47.9 59
159% 56.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
138 DQ Read 344 389
126 DQ Write 316 364
98 DQ Mixed 268 298
218% 309 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 463 461 446 402 402 MB/s
Read 514
Write 472
Mixed 444
SusWrite 434
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 58.4
204% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 293
239% 340 MB/s
73GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 446 454 469 473 472 MB/s
Read 509
Write 466
Mixed 446
SusWrite 456
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 58.6
190% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 299
243% 345 MB/s
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 459 446 424 333 361 MB/s
Read 512
Write 434
Mixed 414
SusWrite 413
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 57.9
201% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 290
236% 336 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 457 462 459 460 462 MB/s
Read 504
Write 434
Mixed 441
SusWrite 460
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 50
172% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 300
246% 351 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 451 451 429 383 387 MB/s
Read 473
Write 437
Mixed 419
SusWrite 422
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 43.8
152% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 443 445 447 380 384 MB/s
Read 482
Write 440
Mixed 420
SusWrite 423
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 45.5
160% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 257
198% 269 MB/s
328GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 433 440 431 379 383 MB/s
Read 478
Write 443
Mixed 427
SusWrite 415
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 39.6
130% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 354
DQ Mixed 294
241% 345 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 306 327 320 314 328 324 MB/s
Read 359
Write 319
Mixed 319
SusWrite 320
74% 329 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 41.4
107% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 289
233% 329 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 4,807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 133% - Outstanding Total price: $397

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 Comments

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

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25 days ago.

Great performer and cost makes it a no brainer.


Excellent

16 days ago.

good price and great performance


Good

4 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

1 month 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

1 month ago.

Excellent SSD


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