Average Bench: 87.9% (294th of 1012)

Based on 949 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX5 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Ct500mx5 0 500GB averaged just 12.1% 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 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.3MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Ct500mx5 0 500GB is 71.9%. 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 328MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 353MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 949 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 420 508
155 Write 353 463
206 Mixed 355 444
121 SusWrite 328 434
81.8% 364 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 29.1 40.9
25.7 4K Write 70.9 133
17.8 4K Mixed 39.3 60.1
132% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
69.1 DQ Read 230 385
92.8 DQ Write 221 350
39.5 DQ Mixed 179 295
147% 210 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 347 348 378 368 370 MB/s
Read 479
Write 426
Mixed 402
SusWrite 346
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 38.1
136% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 49.3
90% 179 MB/s
397GB free
Firmware: M3CR
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 29 28 30 30 33 MB/s
Read 326
Write 216
Mixed 253
SusWrite 30.1
46% 206 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 44.1
143% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 160
123% 170 MB/s
355GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 194 213 214 215 239 MB/s
Read 391
Write 402
Mixed 383
SusWrite 208
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 37.8
4K Mixed 28.5
91% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 159
112% 140 MB/s
0GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 324 322 309 326 326 MB/s
Read 326
Write 322
Mixed 314
SusWrite 321
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 30.6
4K Mixed 24.5
79% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 74.4
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 71.1
61% 88.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,096,164 SSDs tested.

Typical 0 500GB Builds (Compare 14,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $719

Popular 0 500GB compatible motherboards:

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