Average Bench: 107% (200th of 1037)

Based on 13,866 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.4% 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 251MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 47%. 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 384MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 423MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,866 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 481 513
337 Write 425 471
314 Mixed 384 417
339 SusWrite 423 467
96.3% 428 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 4K Read 33 38.9
40.4 4K Write 86.6 116
26.9 4K Mixed 46.6 56.5
156% 55.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
198 DQ Read 328 388
177 DQ Write 296 363
138 DQ Mixed 251 297
205% 291 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
695GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 433 455 462 455 455 MB/s
Read 500
Write 464
Mixed 418
SusWrite 448
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 55.6
186% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 295
240% 342 MB/s
385GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 403 459 464 464 461 MB/s
Read 510
Write 221
Mixed 385
SusWrite 447
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 47.8
159% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 292
238% 337 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 372 425 422 423 421 MB/s
Read 504
Write 467
Mixed 407
SusWrite 387
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 49.7
164% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 288
236% 337 MB/s
561GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 429 430 430 429 431 MB/s
Read 495
Write 431
Mixed 394
SusWrite 430
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 49.8
164% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 184
143% 197 MB/s
577GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 378 434 430 431 431 MB/s
Read 509
Write 469
Mixed 402
SusWrite 388
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 48.9
166% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 289
193% 221 MB/s
103GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 236 325 294 316 302 MB/s
Read 433
Write 330
Mixed 323
SusWrite 273
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 17.9
68% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 208
166% 236 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 38,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $982

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

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Excellent

3 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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Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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