Average Bench: 106% (186th of 1021)

Based on 8,687 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 6.5% 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 256MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 45.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 38.1%. 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 383MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 417MB/s
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 8,687 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 479 513
325 Write 417 469
321 Mixed 383 417
332 SusWrite 419 466
95.5% 424 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 4K Read 32.9 38.5
41.7 4K Write 84.8 114
30.9 4K Mixed 45.9 55.3
153% 54.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 336 387
112 DQ Write 290 360
150 DQ Mixed 256 298
207% 294 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
630GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 468 465 443 466 469 MB/s
Read 509
Write 469
Mixed 424
SusWrite 463
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 53.4
178% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 295
238% 337 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 404 420 429 441 441 MB/s
Read 492
Write 424
Mixed 397
SusWrite 422
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 50.1
163% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 285
232% 330 MB/s
273GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 449 454 453 451 453 MB/s
Read 492
Write 442
Mixed 411
SusWrite 451
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 82.7
4K Mixed 45.1
150% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 290
240% 344 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 408 411 415 418 421 MB/s
Read 481
Write 461
Mixed 393
SusWrite 405
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46.1
165% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 218
190% 279 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 414 420 418 416 417 MB/s
Read 456
Write 381
Mixed 369
SusWrite 412
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 39.9
132% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 267
215% 305 MB/s
768GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 371 410 278 421 371 MB/s
Read 338
Write 299
Mixed 336
SusWrite 357
75% 332 MB/s
4K Read 18.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 38.2
135% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 275
226% 321 MB/s
8,687 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,443,669 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $2301 min
BHPhotoUS $2304 hrs
EbayUS $23246 mins
Send price feedback
Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 33,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,137

Popular MX500 2TB compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your SSD? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2020 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Comments

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

Added n/a ago.

Your
opinion?
1021 Drives (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different SSDs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $165Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $199Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $365Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $55
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback