Benchmarks: CrystalDiskMark 3.0
The MP500 might boast 3GB/s sequential read speeds but that isn't the case for the CrystalDiskMark test which maxed out at 1.77GB/s. Still this meant the MP500 was only slower than the Samsung SSD 950 Pro and 960 series SSDs here.
The write performance was also a far cry from the claimed 2.4GB/s as it was only able to match the Intel SSD 750 Series SSD with a throughput of 1.3GB/s.
The MP500's random 512K read performance was strong, hitting 1.1 GB/s or only slightly slower than the Samsung drives.
The MP500 did fall away in the random 512K write test despite still pushing almost 1.1GB/s.
The random 4K read performance looks good when compared to anything that isn't a Samsung NVMe SSD.
The random 4K write performance isn't bad though the MP500 does still lag quite far being the Samsung SSD 960 Pro.