Average Bench: 56.4% (823rd of 1058)

Based on 91,116 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 43.6% 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 26.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 236MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 61.4%. 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 22.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 162MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 91,116 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 472 513
271 Write 397 454
10.2 Mixed 239 429
72.6 SusWrite 162 391
70.7% 317 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 26.2 36
4.4 4K Write 43 114
0.3 4K Mixed 11.4 31.7
77% 26.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
113 DQ Read 177 241
7.4 DQ Write 236 345
0.4 DQ Mixed 22.5 49.4
68.3% 145 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
163GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 444 441 451 426 171 MB/s
Read 501
Write 453
Mixed 405
SusWrite 393
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 22.6
139% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 240
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 28.9
96% 204 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 247 248 248 248 249 MB/s
Read 495
Write 446
Mixed 401
SusWrite 247
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 21
120% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 29.5
82% 168 MB/s
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 336 393 404 139 131 128 MB/s
Read 481
Write 415
Mixed 59
SusWrite 255
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 33.2
4K Mixed 8.6
67% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 28
80% 163 MB/s
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 338 395 225 195 201 MB/s
Read 390
Write 315
Mixed 321
SusWrite 280
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 32
4K Mixed 12.9
64% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 27.6
46% 90 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,716,230 SSDs tested.

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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 30,832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $83

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $610

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 Comments

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17 days ago.

No issue and works like champ


Poor

6 months ago.

better than other options at this price.


Good

1 month ago.

realy fast and reliable


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