Average Bench: 108% (214th of 1058)

Based on 25,643 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.8% 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 40.8%. 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 384MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 424MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
390 Read 484 515
339 Write 424 472
323 Mixed 384 414
335 SusWrite 426 472
96.6% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.4 4K Read 33.5 38.8
45.1 4K Write 86.5 116
30.6 4K Mixed 46.9 56.7
157% 55.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 325 387
141 DQ Write 287 366
122 DQ Mixed 246 296
201% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 472 473 471 470 471 MB/s
Read 512
Write 472
Mixed 410
SusWrite 470
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 53.6
179% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 367
DQ Mixed 290
240% 345 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 439 438 440 438 439 MB/s
Read 507
Write 436
Mixed 394
SusWrite 438
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 52.5
174% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 184
142% 196 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 314 378 365 371 374 374 MB/s
Read 428
Write 367
Mixed 352
SusWrite 362
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 48.7
148% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 289
237% 338 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 315 318 321 320 321 MB/s
Read 479
Write 431
Mixed 388
SusWrite 318
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 38.5
138% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 285
234% 334 MB/s
580GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 282 286 310 304 337 MB/s
Read 472
Write 353
Mixed 364
SusWrite 302
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 30.7
102% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 144
110% 152 MB/s
772GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 309 306 314 337 342 MB/s
Read 347
Write 324
Mixed 309
SusWrite 318
73% 324 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 23.1
73% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 276
230% 330 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 69,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,028

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

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Excellent

10 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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Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-11600K $265Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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