Average Bench: 107% (185th of 1021)

Based on 102,591 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 262MB/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 45.1%. 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 409MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 413MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 477 514
344 Write 429 473
334 Mixed 413 449
321 SusWrite 409 468
97.2% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 33.6 40.6
47.1 4K Write 85.8 113
29.9 4K Mixed 47.1 57.4
157% 55.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 345 389
112 DQ Write 308 364
139 DQ Mixed 262 297
214% 305 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
251GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 398 468 471 471 470 MB/s
Read 514
Write 457
Mixed 432
SusWrite 435
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 54.5
175% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 293
238% 337 MB/s
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 432 443 450 326 295 MB/s
Read 517
Write 450
Mixed 358
SusWrite 397
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 44.2
164% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 252
215% 313 MB/s
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 434 431 380 303 312 MB/s
Read 429
Write 434
Mixed 419
SusWrite 378
94% 415 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 51.9
171% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 286
232% 329 MB/s
134GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 356 286 287 287 279 MB/s
Read 462
Write 413
Mixed 406
SusWrite 321
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 49.3
166% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 289
234% 333 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 327 352 381 384 348 MB/s
Read 425
Write 380
Mixed 381
SusWrite 348
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 46.5
150% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 1.5
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 4.2
53% 114 MB/s
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 417 416 415 373 370 MB/s
Read 463
Write 419
Mixed 417
SusWrite 401
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 32.1
102% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 291
238% 338 MB/s
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 Prices

OutletPCUS $684 months
AmazonUS $7012 mins
BHPhotoUS $705 hrs
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 39,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $568

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 Comments

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

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Good

3 months ago.

good price and great performance


Excellent

2 months ago.

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1408.867 MB/s Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1619.332 MB/s Random Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 461.572 MB/s [ 112688.5 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 345.809 MB/s [ 84426.0 IOPS] Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 186.011 MB/s [ 45412.8 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 179.919 MB/s [ 43925.5 IOPS] Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 201.578 MB/s [ 49213.4 IOPS] Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 178.719 MB/s [ 43632.6 IOPS] Crucial MX500 500GB


Excellent

8 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

6 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

18 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

3 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

29 days ago.

Nice


Excellent

16 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

11 months ago.

love it


Excellent

16 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

11 months ago.

5/5


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