Average Bench: 108% (176th of 1011)

Based on 5,343 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.6% 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 255MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 40.7%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 416MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,343 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 482 515
318 Write 422 471
310 Mixed 387 422
307 SusWrite 416 466
96% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 4K Read 32.8 38.1
52.9 4K Write 90.2 119
31.5 4K Mixed 47 56.5
158% 56.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 328 388
142 DQ Write 293 360
149 DQ Mixed 255 299
207% 292 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
419GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 447 452 459 459 459 MB/s
Read 514
Write 442
Mixed 388
SusWrite 454
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 53.5
182% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 297
241% 342 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 458 456 459 460 459 MB/s
Read 503
Write 450
Mixed 419
SusWrite 457
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 47
157% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 290
242% 348 MB/s
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 408 421 411 409 415 MB/s
Read 471
Write 421
Mixed 376
SusWrite 410
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 47.2
168% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 289
234% 330 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 323 393 373 454 456 MB/s
Read 468
Write 396
Mixed 382
SusWrite 406
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 41.4
137% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 288
235% 334 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.

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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 22,788 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: 61% - Good Total price: $951

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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $234Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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