The following system was used to test the SDD
– Processor: Intel i9 9900K @ 5GHz
– Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X
– RAM: Neo Forza Faye DDR4 64GB 3600MHz
– GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X
– SSD: Crucial P2 500GB
– Mass Storage: Neo Forza NFP075 2TB
– CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Master Liquid 240
– PSU: Seasonic Prime TX-1000 Platinum
– Case: be quiet! Silent Base 802 White


To test the SSD, the following software was used:

– ATTO Disk Benchmark,
– CrystalDiskMark 8,
– Shadow of the Tomb Raider;
– Windows File Copy.

In order to obtain a precise result each test was performed three times.

CrystalDiskMark 8 – Read


CrystalDiskMark 8 – Write


ATTO Disk Benchmark – Read


ATTO Disk Benchmark – Write


Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Level Loading


File Copy Test


Windows File Copy


Final thoughts

The Crucial MX500 2TB looks the same as the original MX500 SSD, however, it is better and still a viable option today. However, the issue is the price, while not as expensive as it used to be, the MX500 2TB is expensive when compared to the Crucial P2 2TB, and other entry level M.2 SSDs.

In terms of the performance, the MX500 2TB is good, especially for a SATA SSD. With a constant file copy speed of 150 mb/s in Windows and a respectable 561 mb/s for the read and 516 mb/s writes in Crystal Disk Mark 8.

Obviously, the MX500 cannot compete with an M.2 SSD, as the technology is different, however, it can be a good alternative especially for notebooks that do not have an M.2 socket. 0
When we talk about the build quality, everything is looking good, especially internally. With a Silicon Motion controller, and Micron made memory flash chip and DRAM cache chip.

The main disadvantage of the MX500 2TB is the price, at close to 180 USD, it is not a good value, especially when compared to the better M.2 SSDs, such as the Crucial P2. However, that does not make the MX500 2TB a bad SSD, it is still competitive performance wise and will be a great choice for notebook that does not have an M.2 socket

In conclusion, the Crucial MX500 2TB is a good SSD that can handle a modern gaming system with ease. The main drawback of this SSD is the price that is sometimes higher than the price of an M.2 SSD. However, the MX5002TB is still a good choice for the right price, especially for a gaming laptop that does not have an M.2 socket.

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7 thoughts on “Crucial MX500 2TB

  1. Hi Tech Legend

    I have a laptop that does not support m.2 nVME. My question for you is –

    1. Should I go with Samsung 870 Evo or Mx500?


    1. Get the SSD that is cheaper, both are good. The Samsung is slightly faster but you will not notice that speed difference in your daily usage.

  2. I have used 40-50 mx500s and had no problem with any.
    These are very reliable and fast customers remark their computers are faster than new when changed over to Crucial ssds.

  3. Hi Techs,
    I need to install the SSD in my homelab in proxmox for virtual machines.
    So Mx500 is good for this purpose?

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