Average Bench: 108% (224th of 1072)

Based on 44,787 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 8.0% 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 42%. 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 376MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 443MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 443 514
321 Write 420 472
311 Mixed 376 412
331 SusWrite 421 471
93.5% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 34.9 43.8
47.5 4K Write 89.1 119
30.9 4K Mixed 48.6 61.2
162% 57.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 334 389
181 DQ Write 294 366
118 DQ Mixed 222 292
191% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 463 460 442 446 452 MB/s
Read 487
Write 444
Mixed 394
SusWrite 454
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 44.1
147% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 284
230% 325 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 433 422 443 443 444 MB/s
Read 498
Write 442
Mixed 402
SusWrite 434
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 39.7
4K Mixed 36.1
122% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 223
173% 243 MB/s
400GB free
Firmware: M3CR045
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 413 315 383 340 2.4 MB/s
Read 357
Write 424
Mixed 366
SusWrite 309
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 45.5
148% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 158
174% 292 MB/s
713GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 407 415 419 423 419 MB/s
Read 383
Write 435
Mixed 374
SusWrite 414
91% 401 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 43
4K Mixed 38.1
126% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 159
146% 231 MB/s
220GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 343 342 346 346 346 MB/s
Read 374
Write 344
Mixed 318
SusWrite 344
78% 345 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 68.1
4K Mixed 42
137% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 204
154% 208 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 414 436 427 428 432 MB/s
Read 273
Write 449
Mixed 396
SusWrite 423
88% 385 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 31.9
121% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 121
DQ Write 362
DQ Mixed 66
101% 183 MB/s
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Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $594

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

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Excellent

3 years 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 i5-13600K $279Nvidia RTX 4060 $300Crucial MX500 250GB $40
Intel Core i5-12600K $182Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-12400F $133Nvidia RTX 4070 $409Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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