Average Bench: 107% (217th of 1058)

Based on 32,411 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.5% 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 249MB/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 45.6%. 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 Write Speed 421MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,411 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 481 514
327 Write 421 473
307 Mixed 379 413
324 SusWrite 422 470
95.7% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 33.8 38.9
41.8 4K Write 85 115
27.1 4K Mixed 46.7 56.6
156% 55.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 331 387
121 DQ Write 289 367
140 DQ Mixed 249 294
203% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 394 398 422 444 445 MB/s
Read 498
Write 452
Mixed 384
SusWrite 408
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 55.8
191% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 286
232% 329 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 459 461 464 457 466 MB/s
Read 515
Write 471
Mixed 410
SusWrite 460
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 50
162% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 363
DQ Mixed 287
239% 343 MB/s
937GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 457 461 443 451 454 MB/s
Read 513
Write 461
Mixed 418
SusWrite 453
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 48.7
159% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 289
234% 330 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 423 421 424 422 422 MB/s
Read 500
Write 454
Mixed 398
SusWrite 422
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 48
161% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 359
DQ Mixed 289
239% 342 MB/s
655GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 429 429 431 430 428 MB/s
Read 500
Write 432
Mixed 397
SusWrite 429
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 49.8
167% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 177
139% 193 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 392 458 461 462 463 MB/s
Read 508
Write 466
Mixed 402
SusWrite 438
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 45.8
152% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 81.5
DQ Mixed 253
180% 237 MB/s
532GB free
Firmware: 033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 364 371 359 362 356 MB/s
Read 476
Write 400
Mixed 380
SusWrite 363
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 33.3
113% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 96.6
DQ Mixed 197
155% 224 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 81,819 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,038

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

15 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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