Average Bench: 108% (199th of 1040)

Based on 21,229 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 8.1% 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 249MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 42.5%. 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. Sustained Write Speed 423MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
412 Read 485 515
343 Write 427 474
325 Mixed 384 419
324 SusWrite 423 472
96.7% 430 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 4K Read 33.7 39.2
40.3 4K Write 87.6 118
28.5 4K Mixed 47 57.2
158% 56.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
212 DQ Read 329 387
110 DQ Write 287 366
126 DQ Mixed 249 297
203% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 428 455 437 438 457 MB/s
Read 503
Write 430
Mixed 378
SusWrite 427
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 55.6
191% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 295
240% 340 MB/s
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 454 463 454 467 462 MB/s
Read 504
Write 431
Mixed 399
SusWrite 459
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.1
181% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 282
236% 341 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 427 430 452 451 453 MB/s
Read 487
Write 451
Mixed 403
SusWrite 440
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 54.3
183% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 288
236% 336 MB/s
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 430 435 454 446 450 MB/s
Read 498
Write 448
Mixed 407
SusWrite 438
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 54.1
175% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 266
226% 331 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 466 463 465 465 466 MB/s
Read 507
Write 467
Mixed 403
SusWrite 465
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 50.4
167% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 288
236% 337 MB/s
579GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 424 431 431 434 430 MB/s
Read 494
Write 417
Mixed 391
SusWrite 393
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 48.4
161% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 182
141% 193 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 418 423 422 428 430 MB/s
Read 496
Write 423
Mixed 396
SusWrite 424
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 46.8
153% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 184
143% 196 MB/s
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,004

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

7 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 i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
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