Average Bench: 106% (221st of 1058)

Based on 234,004 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 5.9% 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 242MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 49.3%. 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 400MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 401MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 234,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 453 515
316 Write 423 474
310 Mixed 400 450
297 SusWrite 401 465
94.5% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 34.1 42.7
44.3 4K Write 84.9 117
28.2 4K Mixed 47 59.8
157% 55.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 344 389
112 DQ Write 305 364
121 DQ Mixed 242 298
204% 297 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
86GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 467 467 467 460 270 MB/s
Read 509
Write 465
Mixed 445
SusWrite 431
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 48.1
160% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 295
244% 349 MB/s
301GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 409 409 409 349 356 MB/s
Read 383
Write 456
Mixed 397
SusWrite 386
92% 405 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 52.4
172% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 126
149% 255 MB/s
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 422 428 438 380 385 MB/s
Read 484
Write 434
Mixed 428
SusWrite 404
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 43.3
142% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 296
243% 348 MB/s
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 433 445 445 358 366 MB/s
Read 435
Write 430
Mixed 420
SusWrite 392
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 37.5
126% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 279
232% 334 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 413 420 429 355 361 MB/s
Read 346
Write 424
Mixed 375
SusWrite 383
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 55.4
4K Mixed 39.9
128% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 392
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 159
177% 301 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 315 320 344 344 276 MB/s
Read 299
Write 312
Mixed 315
SusWrite 307
70% 308 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 36.3
116% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 39.4
DQ Write 86.4
DQ Mixed 50.7
42% 58.8 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 97,410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $830

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 Comments

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

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5 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Good reliable drive for a reasonable cost.


Good

4 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

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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

2 years 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

8 months ago.

The perfect SSD to replace mechanical hard drive in a laptop


Excellent

2 years ago.

love it


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

2 years ago.

5/5


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