Average Bench: 107% (202nd of 1040)

Based on 26,862 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD4

Outstanding average bench

The CT500MX500SSD4 500GB averaged 7.3% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 257MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB is 42%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 405MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 414MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
405 Read 483 514
331 Write 428 471
348 Mixed 414 448
315 SusWrite 405 458
97.3% 432 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 4K Read 34.5 40.5
46.7 4K Write 86.1 114
31.8 4K Mixed 47.9 58.2
159% 56.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
217 DQ Read 318 389
161 DQ Write 291 363
168 DQ Mixed 257 297
206% 289 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
242GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 461 467 466 335 290 MB/s
Read 507
Write 393
Mixed 441
SusWrite 415
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 50.1
162% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 366
DQ Mixed 297
245% 351 MB/s
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 459 460 433 394 395 MB/s
Read 502
Write 456
Mixed 424
SusWrite 433
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 49.2
160% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 247
192% 263 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 425 427 440 440 439 MB/s
Read 506
Write 427
Mixed 351
SusWrite 431
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 42
162% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 221
180% 256 MB/s
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 445 454 465 464 466 MB/s
Read 501
Write 430
Mixed 415
SusWrite 452
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 71.3
4K Mixed 44.8
143% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 273
220% 312 MB/s
387GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 434 423 410 377 379 MB/s
Read 473
Write 426
Mixed 403
SusWrite 411
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 45.5
155% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 251
194% 263 MB/s
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 386 388 389 337 384 MB/s
Read 456
Write 244
Mixed 385
SusWrite 378
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 39.5
146% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 293
239% 341 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,347,886 SSDs tested.

Typical CT500MX500SSD4 500GB Builds (Compare 67,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $935

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