Average Bench: 110% (165th of 1003)

Based on 43,111 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 500GB averaged 9.7% 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 49MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 500GB is 50.3%. 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 413MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 413MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,111 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 479 516
332 Write 431 476
323 Mixed 413 451
318 SusWrite 413 466
97.7% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 34.4 41.4
47 4K Write 89.6 117
31.9 4K Mixed 49 59.7
162% 57.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
207 DQ Read 341 389
175 DQ Write 315 365
125 DQ Mixed 264 299
216% 307 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
466GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 480 478 480 481 480 480 MB/s
Read 518
Write 482
Mixed 454
SusWrite 480
109% 483 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 58.6
198% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 296
244% 349 MB/s
465GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 474 464 475 476 475 MB/s
Read 515
Write 475
Mixed 446
SusWrite 473
108% 477 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 54
178% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 297
244% 349 MB/s
75GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 458 456 462 466 466 MB/s
Read 491
Write 451
Mixed 430
SusWrite 454
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 51.3
174% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 295
241% 342 MB/s
258GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 468 467 432 393 395 MB/s
Read 509
Write 468
Mixed 441
SusWrite 437
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 52.8
171% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 292
238% 338 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 450 453 462 456 464 MB/s
Read 504
Write 453
Mixed 441
SusWrite 453
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 49.4
161% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 295
240% 341 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 400 405 409 403 383 MB/s
Read 481
Write 412
Mixed 407
SusWrite 400
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 44.7
144% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 225
174% 238 MB/s
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 310 339 367 403 412 MB/s
Read 435
Write 340
Mixed 375
SusWrite 350
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 29.6
4K Mixed 24.7
76% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 198
147% 194 MB/s
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Typical MX500 500GB Builds (Compare 14,944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 149% - Outstanding Total price: $543

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 Comments

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

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23 days ago.

Great performer and cost makes it a no brainer.


Excellent

2 months ago.

good price and great performance


Good

8 months ago.

Fast.


Excellent

5 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

19 days ago.

love it


Excellent

5 months ago.

Excellent SSD


Excellent

21 days ago.

5/5


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