Average Bench: 108% (163rd of 1000)

Based on 2,116 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.8% 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 269MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 42.4%. 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 380MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 415MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,116 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 474 513
304 Write 415 469
305 Mixed 380 420
321 SusWrite 417 465
94.8% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 4K Read 32.5 38.8
51.4 4K Write 89.6 121
31.6 4K Mixed 46.4 56.3
156% 56.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
201 DQ Read 350 388
201 DQ Write 318 360
132 DQ Mixed 269 300
220% 312 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 458 452 466 467 468 MB/s
Read 515
Write 468
Mixed 408
SusWrite 460
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 51.1
178% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 301
246% 350 MB/s
229GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 457 454 464 462 463 MB/s
Read 505
Write 443
Mixed 389
SusWrite 460
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 50.8
170% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 286
235% 337 MB/s
472GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 449 441 445 446 448 MB/s
Read 506
Write 447
Mixed 408
SusWrite 447
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 41.9
138% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 42.7
106% 221 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,373,882 SSDs tested.

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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 13,467 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 - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 151% - Outstanding Total price: $1,033

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