Crucial MX500 1TB SSD Review

Posted 28 January 2018 20:19 CET by Antonis Sapanidis

PC Mark 8 – HDD Suite

We have built quite a close relationship with FutureMark software, the authors of the PCMark PC benchmarking software that we use in our tests. I decided I would use PCMark Vantage as stopgap measure until the more up-to-date PCMark 8 benchmarking suite became available. I’m pleased to say that PCMark 8 is now available, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce you all to the results obtained by this new ‘real world’  benchmarking suite.

I will describe the basic way that each test is carried out, above the graph for each test.

PC Mark 8 HDD suite results

Here is a screenshot displaying the results for the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD.

The result for the Crucial MX500 SSD is good.

The result for the After Effects test.

The result for the InDesign test.

The result for Photoshop heavy test.

The result for the Illustrator test.

The result for the Photoshop light test.

The result for Battlefield 3.

The result for World of Warcraft.

The result for the Word test.

The result for the Excel test.

The result for the PowerPoint test.


The overall performance of the Crucial MX500 SSD is again excellent.  

Let’s head to the next page for our IOMeter test results…..