Average Bench: 108% (214th of 1058)

Based on 28,596 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Outstanding average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged 7.7% 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 246MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 39.1%. 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 379MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 421MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,596 samples)
Min Avg Max
362 Read 474 515
323 Write 421 473
313 Mixed 379 414
342 SusWrite 425 472
95.6% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.6 4K Read 33.9 41.2
48.5 4K Write 85.4 117
32.4 4K Mixed 47 57.3
157% 55.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
214 DQ Read 335 388
124 DQ Write 289 367
136 DQ Mixed 246 294
202% 290 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
702GB free
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 470 470 473 471 469 MB/s
Read 393
Write 468
Mixed 393
SusWrite 470
98% 431 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 62.9
206% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 161
180% 305 MB/s
896GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 472 472 474 471 470 MB/s
Read 512
Write 472
Mixed 405
SusWrite 472
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.5
192% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 367
DQ Mixed 290
241% 346 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 442 448 456 461 444 MB/s
Read 490
Write 446
Mixed 399
SusWrite 449
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 50.2
170% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 291
238% 340 MB/s
129GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 380 235 124 266 342 MB/s
Read 469
Write 419
Mixed 374
SusWrite 283
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 45.2
151% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 282
229% 324 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 254 257 243 263 312 MB/s
Read 435
Write 373
Mixed 350
SusWrite 275
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 61.7
4K Mixed 39.2
129% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 280
215% 294 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 86,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $988

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 Comments

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

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Excellent

17 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 i5-12600K $300Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $220Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
Intel Core i7-11700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $71G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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