Average Bench: 108% (201st of 1040)

Based on 142,422 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 7.5% 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 264MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 43.2%. 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 409MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 142,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 480 514
339 Write 426 474
330 Mixed 409 449
327 SusWrite 414 465
97.3% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 4K Read 33.6 40
39.6 4K Write 84.9 113
28.3 4K Mixed 47.1 58.1
156% 55.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
192 DQ Read 340 389
131 DQ Write 304 364
145 DQ Mixed 264 298
214% 303 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
190GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 477 477 478 415 402 MB/s
Read 517
Write 455
Mixed 437
SusWrite 454
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 56.9
198% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 296
245% 350 MB/s
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 462 471 473 473 473 MB/s
Read 510
Write 471
Mixed 446
SusWrite 466
107% 473 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.6
190% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 296
244% 350 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 450 451 459 405 387 MB/s
Read 507
Write 443
Mixed 408
SusWrite 426
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.9
188% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 281
231% 330 MB/s
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 454 453 466 467 458 MB/s
Read 506
Write 459
Mixed 441
SusWrite 448
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 52.2
171% 60.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 294
238% 337 MB/s
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 432 429 422 427 424 MB/s
Read 452
Write 419
Mixed 405
SusWrite 427
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 43.6
143% 50.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 296
244% 350 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 435 433 411 439 386 MB/s
Read 498
Write 441
Mixed 425
SusWrite 421
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 74.6
4K Mixed 47.7
151% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 230
178% 243 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 47,930 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $861

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

2 months ago.

good price and great performance


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

18 days 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.

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


Excellent

12 months 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

2 years ago.

Fast.


Excellent

9 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

7 months ago.

Nice


Excellent

17 months ago.

love it


Excellent

22 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

22 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

17 months ago.

5/5


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