Average Bench: 110% (172nd of 1011)

Based on 14,923 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD4

Outstanding average bench

The CT500MX500SSD4 500GB averaged 9.6% 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 262MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 49.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 412MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 418MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,923 samples)
Min Avg Max
413 Read 486 515
354 Write 434 472
345 Mixed 418 449
339 SusWrite 412 461
98.5% 437 MB/s
Min Avg Max
25.3 4K Read 34.8 41.2
62.6 4K Write 90.6 120
35.9 4K Mixed 49.4 59.5
164% 58.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
194 DQ Read 319 389
185 DQ Write 301 360
177 DQ Mixed 262 297
210% 294 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 453 463 447 404 405 MB/s
Read 510
Write 473
Mixed 447
SusWrite 437
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 59.9
198% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 297
241% 342 MB/s
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 470 467 447 399 403 MB/s
Read 512
Write 432
Mixed 423
SusWrite 442
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 49.5
164% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 286
232% 330 MB/s
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 442 452 457 392 396 MB/s
Read 503
Write 459
Mixed 436
SusWrite 414
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 50.3
164% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 257
198% 268 MB/s
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 461 463 465 466 465 MB/s
Read 494
Write 468
Mixed 460
SusWrite 450
106% 468 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 54.5
182% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 98.3
DQ Mixed 54.1
45% 63.2 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 458 461 452 387 394 MB/s
Read 485
Write 406
Mixed 402
SusWrite 430
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 46.3
146% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 270
219% 310 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.

Typical CT500MX500SSD4 500GB Builds (Compare 26,924 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk - $111

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $443

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