Known for memory and storage for over a decade, Crucial, a subsidiary of Micron, has recently released its MX500 SSD with 1TB capacity to meet users' demands for SSD. Here this Crucial MX500 1TB SSD review will show you much information about this brand new SSD.

With the rapid development of solid-state drives, many manufacturers produce hard drives with 500-1000GB. The users at this capacity level always have high requirements for data stability. For this reason, Crucial devotes itself to researching and developing hard drives and finally pushes MX500 SSD with a capacity of 1000GB, which meets the demands for SSD of installed users and upgraded users.

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Crucial MX500 1TB Review

Simple Introduction

Compared with other solid-state hard drives, this MX500 1TB SSD has a good appearance with dual color including dark blue and silver. And the all-metal enclosure and abrasive design also effectively reduce the wear on the appearance.

This SSD is equipped with Silicon SM2258H controller chip, thus, it can reach 560MB/s sequential read speed, 510MB/s sequential write speed, 95K IOPS 4K random read speed, and 90K IOPS random writing speed.

And this series of SSDs use Micron 64-Layer 3D NAND, thus, the maximum capacity can be up to 2TB. Besides, the drive comes with a 5-year warranty.

Crucial MX 500 Performance Test


It is a piece of disk benchmark software that is made by a Japanese coder named Hiyohiyo. Due to its simple and easy-to-understand user interface, CrystalDiskMark is one of the simplest and most frequently used test tools.

The test project was very comprehensive, including sequential read and write, 512K and 4KB random read and write performance, and 4K(Queue Depth=32) random performance.

In the test, Crucial MX500 1TB SSD does well, and the sequential read speed is 563.1MB/S, and the maximum sequential write speed is 514.6MB/S.

ATTO Disk Benchmark

It is easy-to-use and helps measure storage system performance. As one of the best tools in the industry, it can identify the performance in hard drives, RAID arrays, SSDs, USB drives, etc.

Since this software uses data test package in different sizes, thus, it can simulate the working mode of the SSD in daily life and can objectively and truly reflect the performance of solid-state drives in real life.

In the ATTO test, this MX500 1TB SSD has a maximum sequential read speed of 561MB/S and a maximum sequential write speed of 514MB/S.

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD Benchmark is specially designed for SSD testing, covering the test of sequential read and write, 4KB random read and write, 4K 64 thread random read and write, etc. Finally, the score will be given according to the formula, which can reflect the real performance of SSD scientifically.

In the AS SSD test, you can once again see the stability of Crucial MX500 hard drive in SATA testing.

PCMark 8 

PCMark8 has several built-in test items, thereinto, the Storage item can evaluate hard disk performance, including the tests of two games and various office applications. These apps and software can simulate the actual use of users so as to comprehensively analyze the final performance of this SSD.

The higher the score, the better the drive performs. In this test, Crucial MX500 SSD does well yet again and has got a good score.


From the above tests, you know Crucial MX500 1TB SSD has a better performance in read and write speed. If you want to buy a large capacity SSD, you can consider this one. Then, use MiniTool Partition Wizard or MiniTool ShadowMaker to migrate OS or clone disk from HDD to Crucial SSD for better performance. 

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