Average Bench: 56.8% (818th of 1058)

Based on 105,909 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 43.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 235MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 62.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 20.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 171MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 105,909 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 463 512
218 Write 383 452
10.6 Mixed 226 426
74 SusWrite 171 381
69.2% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 25.4 35.8
5.07 4K Write 42.4 112
0.3 4K Mixed 11.9 32.1
76.1% 26.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
75.1 DQ Read 169 242
7.55 DQ Write 235 345
0.4 DQ Mixed 20.8 49.3
66.4% 142 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 052
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 343 378 121 96 98 MB/s
Read 443
Write 359
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 218
60% 269 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 28
4K Mixed 16.1
59% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 1.2
67% 156 MB/s
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 88 80 6.5 72 5.1 MB/s
Read 213
Write 106
Mixed 332
SusWrite 84.8
41% 184 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 25.9
107% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 0.5
76% 182 MB/s
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.7 270 238 6.1 7.1 7.3 MB/s
Read 503
Write 451
Mixed 392
SusWrite 89.1
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 0.5
107% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 7.5
DQ Mixed 0.5
18% 47.8 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 169 35 69 66 74 MB/s
Read 407
Write 348
Mixed 353
SusWrite 93.5
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 33.8
4K Mixed 19.2
73% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 0.5
33% 80.4 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 4.3 5.6 70 76 56 MB/s
Read 507
Write 430
Mixed 11
SusWrite 87.5
57% 259 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 6.9
4K Mixed 0.3
40% 10.2 MB/s
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 121 51 36 75 38 MB/s
Read 389
Write 303
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 112
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 16.1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.4
28% 7.53 MB/s
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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 33,539 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $589

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 Comments

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25 days ago.

No issue and works like champ


Poor

9 months ago.

better than other options at this price.


Good

4 days ago.

really fast and reliable just dont use it as a Systemdrive


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