Average Bench: 109% (193rd of 1034)

Based on 24,924 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD4

Outstanding average bench

The CT500MX500SSD4 500GB averaged 8.6% 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 257MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 48.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB is 36.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 24,924 samples)
Min Avg Max
418 Read 485 516
351 Write 430 472
363 Mixed 418 450
332 SusWrite 412 464
98.2% 436 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24.3 4K Read 34.6 41.2
50.2 4K Write 88.8 115
34.1 4K Mixed 48.7 58.5
162% 57.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 317 389
157 DQ Write 292 363
169 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%
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 448 456 440 397 396 MB/s
Read 507
Write 455
Mixed 438
SusWrite 431
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 56.7
182% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 252
195% 266 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 413 414 433 452 452 MB/s
Read 499
Write 451
Mixed 430
SusWrite 426
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 51.4
163% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 239
190% 265 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 437 440 441 437 437 MB/s
Read 502
Write 437
Mixed 427
SusWrite 434
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 52.2
172% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 184
143% 195 MB/s
342GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 441 438 437 369 382 MB/s
Read 464
Write 438
Mixed 430
SusWrite 413
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 45
153% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 294
240% 341 MB/s
464GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 381 383 403 406 406 MB/s
Read 442
Write 388
Mixed 394
SusWrite 391
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 45.4
143% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 250
186% 243 MB/s
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 413 423 425 423 427 MB/s
Read 452
Write 422
Mixed 415
SusWrite 420
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 54.8
111% 27.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,501,426 SSDs tested.

Typical CT500MX500SSD4 500GB Builds (Compare 42,067 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $919

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