Average Bench: 107% (179th of 1011)

Based on 3,536 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 6.9% 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 251MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 46.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 39.9%. 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 386MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 417MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,536 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 481 513
344 Write 422 468
325 Mixed 386 420
326 SusWrite 417 466
95.9% 426 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 32.7 38.7
47.8 4K Write 87.5 119
31.3 4K Mixed 46.7 56.2
156% 55.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 326 388
144 DQ Write 290 360
132 DQ Mixed 251 300
204% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 446 446 447 446 446 MB/s
Read 515
Write 458
Mixed 428
SusWrite 445
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 62.7
210% 78.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 292
237% 337 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 391 443 456 456 456 MB/s
Read 512
Write 472
Mixed 424
SusWrite 419
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56.6
203% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 295
241% 342 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 453 451 459 460 465 MB/s
Read 514
Write 470
Mixed 418
SusWrite 456
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.6
175% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 290
235% 333 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 395 455 453 464 463 MB/s
Read 496
Write 464
Mixed 411
SusWrite 439
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 49
168% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 361
DQ Mixed 302
246% 350 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 407 400 417 418 424 MB/s
Read 484
Write 449
Mixed 401
SusWrite 414
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 42.1
135% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 293
238% 339 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 405 410 410 413 409 MB/s
Read 500
Write 414
Mixed 392
SusWrite 409
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 49.5
162% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 136
106% 145 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 361 362 378 375 377 MB/s
Read 447
Write 391
Mixed 365
SusWrite 358
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 43
141% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 227
175% 237 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 167 429 423 420 419 MB/s
Read 452
Write 17.2
Mixed 44.5
SusWrite 370
48% 221 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 30
107% 35.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 285
233% 332 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 20,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X470-PRO - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,033

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