Average Bench: 107% (185th of 1021)

Based on 20,389 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD4

Outstanding average bench

The CT500MX500SSD4 500GB averaged 7.4% 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 255MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 406MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 415MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,389 samples)
Min Avg Max
388 Read 483 513
338 Write 432 469
340 Mixed 415 447
314 SusWrite 406 460
97.8% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 4K Read 34.4 40.6
48.2 4K Write 86.4 111
31.6 4K Mixed 48.1 57.5
160% 56.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
207 DQ Read 314 388
114 DQ Write 290 363
141 DQ Mixed 255 297
204% 286 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
175GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 450 459 461 459 460 MB/s
Read 507
Write 458
Mixed 443
SusWrite 455
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 50.8
166% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 292
238% 339 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 449 452 447 385 453 MB/s
Read 477
Write 447
Mixed 434
SusWrite 439
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 49.5
165% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 298
245% 350 MB/s
253GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 420 428 430 388 368 MB/s
Read 481
Write 412
Mixed 403
SusWrite 409
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 50.9
172% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 292
238% 338 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 441 451 459 460 459 MB/s
Read 504
Write 458
Mixed 437
SusWrite 452
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 51.8
169% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 257
200% 272 MB/s
419GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 371 457 441 425 397 MB/s
Read 511
Write 460
Mixed 438
SusWrite 393
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 51.5
167% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 290
236% 336 MB/s
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 411 426 417 372 345 MB/s
Read 454
Write 395
Mixed 411
SusWrite 386
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 48.8
166% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 291
236% 334 MB/s
305GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 431 432 431 433 431 MB/s
Read 504
Write 434
Mixed 422
SusWrite 431
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 85.5
4K Mixed 50.3
164% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 185
143% 196 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,402,973 SSDs tested.

Typical CT500MX500SSD4 500GB Builds (Compare 39,124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $510

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