Average Bench: 108% (223rd of 1071)

Based on 44,787 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 8.0% 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 222MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 42%. 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 376MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 443MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,787 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 443 514
321 Write 420 472
311 Mixed 376 412
331 SusWrite 421 471
93.5% 415 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.2 4K Read 34.9 43.8
47.5 4K Write 89.1 119
30.9 4K Mixed 48.6 61.2
162% 57.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
215 DQ Read 334 389
181 DQ Write 294 366
118 DQ Mixed 222 292
191% 283 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
130GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 463 463 463 461 463 MB/s
Read 510
Write 452
Mixed 419
SusWrite 463
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 57.8
187% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 279
229% 328 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 463 465 465 465 465 MB/s
Read 506
Write 458
Mixed 409
SusWrite 464
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 53.6
185% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 301
245% 348 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 458 462 463 464 463 MB/s
Read 513
Write 464
Mixed 412
SusWrite 461
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 54
186% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 297
241% 341 MB/s
252GB free
Firmware: M3CR032
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 453 460 459 456 458 MB/s
Read 484
Write 430
Mixed 383
SusWrite 457
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 42.5
138% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 284
230% 325 MB/s
31GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 434 430 431 433 432 MB/s
Read 481
Write 426
Mixed 391
SusWrite 432
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 48.1
160% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 180
140% 192 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 456 457 457 457 455 MB/s
Read 495
Write 429
Mixed 382
SusWrite 444
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 40.9
133% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 276
222% 313 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 351 376 395 402 402 MB/s
Read 336
Write 362
Mixed 343
SusWrite 379
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 36.6
119% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 148
151% 247 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR046
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 358 358 361 358 361 MB/s
Read 326
Write 362
Mixed 327
SusWrite 359
78% 343 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 45.3
4K Mixed 31.2
103% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 160
153% 246 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 14,805 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $801

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

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Excellent

2 years 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 i5-13600K $300Nvidia RTX 3060 $359Crucial MX500 250GB $37
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $457Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12600K $223Nvidia RTX 4070-Ti $850Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $47SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $49SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $417SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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