Average Bench: 92.7% (285th of 1058)

Based on 2,144 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX5 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Ct500mx5 0 500GB averaged just 7.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Ct500mx5 0 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 183MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Ct500mx5 0 500GB is 61.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Ct500mx5 0 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 230MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,144 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 437 512
207 Write 381 467
245 Mixed 385 460
174 SusWrite 364 456
88.2% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 31.5 41.2
29.2 4K Write 71 114
21.6 4K Mixed 41.8 57
139% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
101 DQ Read 230 384
94.6 DQ Write 204 344
55.8 DQ Mixed 183 290
147% 206 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 345 329 340 325 315 MB/s
Read 372
Write 320
Mixed 326
SusWrite 332
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 50.6
150% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 296
242% 344 MB/s
78GB free
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 386 188 298 219 218 MB/s
Read 444
Write 404
Mixed 402
SusWrite 281
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 37.9
125% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 208
163% 225 MB/s
285GB free
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 279 299 291 281 244 MB/s
Read 457
Write 350
Mixed 374
SusWrite 288
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 13.2
4K Mixed 32.5
81% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 149
124% 180 MB/s
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 370 332 134 116 124 MB/s
Read 416
Write 314
Mixed 379
SusWrite 235
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 28.1
93% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 205
156% 210 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,237 SSDs tested.

Typical 0 500GB Builds (Compare 16,100 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $434

Popular 0 500GB compatible motherboards:

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