Average Bench: 106% (145th of 964)

Based on 421 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 5.5% 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 229MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 44.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 49.7%. 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 387MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 417MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 421 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 480 525
303 Write 417 468
301 Mixed 387 422
311 SusWrite 420 465
95.8% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 32.1 38.3
42.8 4K Write 88.6 118
21.1 4K Mixed 44.3 55.4
152% 55 MB/s
Min Avg Max
34.6 DQ Read 323 388
99.1 DQ Write 296 353
40.5 DQ Mixed 229 298
194% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
750GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 469 463 465 464 468 MB/s
Read 513
Write 472
Mixed 427
SusWrite 466
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56.7
193% 71.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 292
237% 337 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 465 466 466 466 463 MB/s
Read 510
Write 458
Mixed 403
SusWrite 465
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 55
188% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 287
234% 334 MB/s
650GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 462 464 465 468 463 MB/s
Read 514
Write 460
Mixed 410
SusWrite 464
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 53.5
180% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 288
237% 339 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 469 471 470 467 470 MB/s
Read 512
Write 463
Mixed 413
SusWrite 469
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 51.7
179% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 294
243% 347 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 364 402 417 414 422 MB/s
Read 485
Write 445
Mixed 410
SusWrite 398
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 46.8
164% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 286
237% 341 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 399 409 415 418 417 MB/s
Read 441
Write 412
Mixed 369
SusWrite 398
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 44.3
158% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 293
236% 334 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 5,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS X HERO - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $1,867

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