Average Bench: 106% (222nd of 1058)

Based on 26,062 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 5.7% 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 241MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 45.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 46.4%. 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 381MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 419MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,062 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 481 514
330 Write 419 472
310 Mixed 381 412
290 SusWrite 419 472
95.5% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 4K Read 33 38.8
39.4 4K Write 82.8 114
27.2 4K Mixed 45.7 56.6
152% 53.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
211 DQ Read 323 386
110 DQ Write 277 367
120 DQ Mixed 241 294
197% 280 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
449GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 450 462 460 463 460 MB/s
Read 504
Write 459
Mixed 411
SusWrite 459
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52.8
180% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 291
238% 340 MB/s
433GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 462 447 419 431 410 MB/s
Read 501
Write 452
Mixed 405
SusWrite 436
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 52.8
184% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 119
146% 252 MB/s
791GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 446 450 450 450 452 MB/s
Read 501
Write 454
Mixed 402
SusWrite 448
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 47.5
160% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 295
240% 342 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 454 455 462 455 457 MB/s
Read 483
Write 461
Mixed 402
SusWrite 453
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 45.5
156% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 289
236% 335 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 412 410 412 412 414 MB/s
Read 495
Write 425
Mixed 394
SusWrite 412
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 50.8
168% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 182
141% 193 MB/s
349GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 442 451 456 458 445 MB/s
Read 517
Write 458
Mixed 407
SusWrite 449
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 45.9
149% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 226
173% 242 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 426 428 426 429 427 MB/s
Read 495
Write 426
Mixed 389
SusWrite 428
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 49.2
160% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 184
143% 196 MB/s
607GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 329 402 337 345 392 MB/s
Read 478
Write 388
Mixed 322
SusWrite 343
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 82
4K Mixed 35.3
130% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 260
217% 315 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 425 427 426 427 425 MB/s
Read 499
Write 398
Mixed 351
SusWrite 424
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 36.3
125% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 126
89% 107 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 74,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 85%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,011

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

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Excellent

12 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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