Average Bench: 107% (214th of 1058)

Based on 43,771 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.3% 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 221MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 41.1%. 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 379MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 448MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 43,771 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 448 513
349 Write 424 472
330 Mixed 379 411
341 SusWrite 425 470
94.4% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 34.4 43.2
43 4K Write 86.3 117
31.1 4K Mixed 47.9 59.6
159% 56.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 330 389
124 DQ Write 288 366
118 DQ Mixed 221 294
190% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 425 452 462 463 467 MB/s
Read 511
Write 469
Mixed 401
SusWrite 427
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 46.6
170% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 288
233% 330 MB/s
381GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 325 446 454 446 453 MB/s
Read 479
Write 443
Mixed 412
SusWrite 405
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 46
155% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 284
233% 333 MB/s
850GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 434 433 432 434 433 MB/s
Read 493
Write 433
Mixed 400
SusWrite 433
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 49.8
165% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 195
150% 206 MB/s
791GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 428 420 419 416 415 MB/s
Read 437
Write 409
Mixed 370
SusWrite 424
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 42
155% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 285
230% 327 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 428 422 430 429 432 MB/s
Read 437
Write 425
Mixed 396
SusWrite 426
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 45.6
151% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 292
236% 335 MB/s
985GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 433 421 417 411 432 MB/s
Read 494
Write 434
Mixed 397
SusWrite 423
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 49.2
163% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 181
140% 193 MB/s
147GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 448 450 452 450 143 MB/s
Read 464
Write 407
Mixed 360
SusWrite 394
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 68.5
4K Mixed 42.2
138% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 284
228% 323 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 97,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $954

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

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Excellent

23 months ago.

2TB SSD at $215 is an excellent deals right now. A great high-capacity SATA SSD that is very reliable.


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