Average Bench: 108% (211th of 1059)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
229GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 464 464 458 469 468 MB/s
Read 502
Write 454
Mixed 421
SusWrite 464
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 48.5
170% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 292
242% 346 MB/s
57GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 456 461 461 454 456 MB/s
Read 464
Write 430
Mixed 395
SusWrite 457
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 49.9
164% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 288
236% 336 MB/s
642GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 449 460 460 461 462 MB/s
Read 471
Write 435
Mixed 378
SusWrite 458
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 43.8
147% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 286
231% 327 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 335 425 439 443 441 MB/s
Read 460
Write 411
Mixed 362
SusWrite 391
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 47
154% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 289
236% 336 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 428 430 424 423 433 MB/s
Read 335
Write 405
Mixed 351
SusWrite 427
86% 379 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 48.2
167% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 122
146% 253 MB/s
743GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 373 443 454 455 456 MB/s
Read 431
Write 410
Mixed 365
SusWrite 412
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 41.4
140% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 287
236% 339 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 348 316 380 423 451 MB/s
Read 372
Write 343
Mixed 328
SusWrite 362
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 36.7
128% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 288
233% 331 MB/s
686GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 198 198 199 198 198 MB/s
Read 375
Write 370
Mixed 331
SusWrite 198
72% 318 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 49.2
162% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 201
153% 206 MB/s
541GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 170 170 170 171 170 MB/s
Read 511
Write 169
Mixed 239
SusWrite 170
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 9
4K Mixed 14.7
80% 20.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 9.9
DQ Mixed 17.5
57% 135 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 12,849 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $983

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

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Excellent

2 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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