Crucial MX500 1TB SSD Review

Posted 28 January 2018 20:19 CET by Antonis Sapanidis


Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests. Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real application data being read and written to the SSD.

I will include a screenshot of the review drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other SSDs in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46% compressed)
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.

0 fill

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD (0 fill)

Results are ranked by highest total score.


The result in this test is very good, but compressed data is not the strongest point of the Crucial MX500.



Application profile

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD (application profile)

Results are ranked by highest total score.

This result is very good for the Crucial MX500 SSD.



100% incompressible

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD (100% incompressible)

Results are based on the highest total score.

The result here is excellent for the Crucial MX500 SSD.




The Crucial MX500 SSD delivers very good performance in general and is able to give even better results with incompressible data.


Now let’s head to the next page for some real world tests….