Average Bench: 108% (214th of 1058)

Based on 28,597 user benchmarks.  Model: CT500MX500SSD4

Outstanding average bench

The CT500MX500SSD4 500GB averaged 7.9% 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 259MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 47.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB is 39.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the CT500MX500SSD4 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 28,597 samples)
Min Avg Max
401 Read 483 514
335 Write 428 471
333 Mixed 412 448
336 SusWrite 412 462
97.7% 434 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 4K Read 34.2 41
50.1 4K Write 86.8 114
32.5 4K Mixed 47.9 58.4
159% 56.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
218 DQ Read 322 390
155 DQ Write 294 364
169 DQ Mixed 259 297
208% 292 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
256GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 472 470 472 472 470 MB/s
Read 514
Write 476
Mixed 446
SusWrite 471
107% 477 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 50.4
170% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 292
238% 339 MB/s
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 452 466 431 403 401 MB/s
Read 519
Write 466
Mixed 444
SusWrite 433
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 56.5
194% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 253
185% 244 MB/s
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 451 464 466 466 467 MB/s
Read 492
Write 463
Mixed 388
SusWrite 462
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 50.8
167% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 293
237% 336 MB/s
241GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 451 457 459 458 458 MB/s
Read 450
Write 458
Mixed 433
SusWrite 455
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 52.7
182% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 252
193% 262 MB/s
364GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 449 470 469 434 402 MB/s
Read 507
Write 458
Mixed 445
SusWrite 428
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 49.7
162% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 291
237% 338 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 450 447 411 385 361 MB/s
Read 507
Write 426
Mixed 409
SusWrite 414
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 48.5
158% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 286
233% 330 MB/s
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 400 400 406 402 357 MB/s
Read 511
Write 402
Mixed 394
SusWrite 395
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 48.6
158% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 290
236% 336 MB/s
402GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 377 457 413 388 377 MB/s
Read 505
Write 461
Mixed 438
SusWrite 404
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 49.9
162% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 250
194% 263 MB/s
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 406 425 432 380 384 MB/s
Read 491
Write 433
Mixed 419
SusWrite 403
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 45.1
150% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 200
155% 212 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,716,230 SSDs tested.

Typical CT500MX500SSD4 500GB Builds (Compare 78,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $967

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