Average Bench: 109% (155th of 992)

Based on 1,566 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 8.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 273MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 41.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 377MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 408MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,566 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 477 514
117 Write 408 470
288 Mixed 377 421
328 SusWrite 420 464
94.6% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 4K Read 32.6 39.1
48.4 4K Write 89.6 119
31.3 4K Mixed 46.7 56.4
157% 56.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
213 DQ Read 356 388
196 DQ Write 319 360
180 DQ Mixed 273 299
222% 316 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
125GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 469 468 469 468 466 MB/s
Read 515
Write 460
Mixed 413
SusWrite 468
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 55.2
191% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 292
238% 337 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 431 443 442 436 390 MB/s
Read 474
Write 411
Mixed 384
SusWrite 430
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.8
173% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 294
232% 322 MB/s
692GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 433 438 442 443 448 MB/s
Read 492
Write 448
Mixed 397
SusWrite 440
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 47
158% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 292
235% 331 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 431 410 429 445 431 MB/s
Read 488
Write 426
Mixed 400
SusWrite 430
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 46.7
152% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 287
234% 334 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,029,063 SSDs tested.

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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 10,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $162

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 139% - Outstanding Total price: $1,176

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