Average Bench: 109% (147th of 980)

Based on 1,004 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 8.7% 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 268MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 41.8%. 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 419MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 479 514
328 Write 424 470
319 Mixed 387 421
319 SusWrite 419 465
96.1% 427 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.7 4K Read 32.4 37.7
53.6 4K Write 90.5 121
32.3 4K Mixed 47 56.5
157% 56.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
209 DQ Read 350 389
194 DQ Write 318 360
138 DQ Mixed 268 301
219% 312 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: 464 466 468 467 468 465 MB/s
Read 517
Write 469
Mixed 414
SusWrite 466
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 58.4
204% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 285
234% 334 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 459 455 468 469 469 MB/s
Read 510
Write 470
Mixed 414
SusWrite 463
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 52.9
179% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 291
239% 341 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 465 465 465 466 463 MB/s
Read 512
Write 467
Mixed 408
SusWrite 465
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 50.8
171% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 290
239% 341 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 460 459 460 461 461 MB/s
Read 508
Write 462
Mixed 412
SusWrite 460
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 50.2
168% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 285
234% 333 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 466 464 467 464 469 MB/s
Read 507
Write 456
Mixed 419
SusWrite 465
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 49.1
165% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 286
235% 337 MB/s
764GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 432 443 444 449 443 MB/s
Read 502
Write 382
Mixed 363
SusWrite 441
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 41.8
138% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 271
218% 309 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 405 402 410 407 432 MB/s
Read 462
Write 412
Mixed 370
SusWrite 410
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 39.3
142% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 296
233% 326 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 463 460 458 458 458 MB/s
Read 499
Write 462
Mixed 409
SusWrite 460
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 15.5
100% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 292
239% 341 MB/s
537GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 226 221 198 230 247 MB/s
Read 359
Write 337
Mixed 323
SusWrite 220
70% 310 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 46.3
155% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 213
163% 220 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 4,468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,194

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