Average Bench: 107% (165th of 1000)

Based on 35,538 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 7.4% 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 267MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.3MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 50.2%. 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 405MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 410MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,538 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 475 514
320 Write 425 472
318 Mixed 410 448
299 SusWrite 405 462
96.4% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 33.6 40.9
45.2 4K Write 86.8 119
29.1 4K Mixed 47.3 59.2
157% 55.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
170 DQ Read 345 390
111 DQ Write 313 364
94.4 DQ Mixed 267 298
217% 308 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 406 458 449 395 402 MB/s
Read 510
Write 461
Mixed 446
SusWrite 420
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 56.7
194% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 293
240% 342 MB/s
435GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 460 463 467 406 405 MB/s
Read 514
Write 476
Mixed 448
SusWrite 443
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 54.6
182% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 294
240% 342 MB/s
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 451 453 433 390 399 MB/s
Read 490
Write 456
Mixed 435
SusWrite 430
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 49.3
176% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 295
244% 349 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 445 438 450 454 454 MB/s
Read 487
Write 410
Mixed 400
SusWrite 445
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 51.5
156% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 255
198% 271 MB/s
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 392 405 405 400 400 MB/s
Read 447
Write 404
Mixed 395
SusWrite 402
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 18.7
4K Mixed 40.5
109% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 256
197% 267 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 10,642 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 140% - Outstanding Total price: $573

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 Comments

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

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1 month ago.

Great performer and cost makes it a no brainer.


Excellent

23 days ago.

good price and great performance


Good

6 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

3 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.

Excellent SSD


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