Average Bench: 107% (186th of 1016)

Based on 7,373 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 6.6% 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 253MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 40.5%. 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 385MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 415MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,373 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 479 513
330 Write 416 468
321 Mixed 385 421
318 SusWrite 415 465
95.3% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 4K Read 32.6 38.3
50.6 4K Write 87.9 117
29.3 4K Mixed 46.1 55.8
155% 55.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
176 DQ Read 326 388
152 DQ Write 292 360
149 DQ Mixed 253 298
205% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 472 469 472 468 471 MB/s
Read 510
Write 460
Mixed 418
SusWrite 471
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.6
183% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 299
245% 349 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 445 449 449 447 449 MB/s
Read 499
Write 443
Mixed 406
SusWrite 447
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 48.9
165% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 296
240% 342 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 439 448 447 410 417 MB/s
Read 502
Write 466
Mixed 416
SusWrite 429
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 49.9
165% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 300
245% 349 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 402 421 424 414 424 MB/s
Read 474
Write 413
Mixed 391
SusWrite 412
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 49.5
166% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 282
230% 328 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 429 409 417 413 417 MB/s
Read 496
Write 410
Mixed 382
SusWrite 417
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 43.5
144% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 273
218% 307 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 414 408 410 411 411 MB/s
Read 486
Write 434
Mixed 383
SusWrite 395
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 40.3
135% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 294
238% 337 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 27,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $133

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $907

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Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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