Average Bench: 64.7% (678th of 1016)

Based on 27,593 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 35.3% 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 27.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 256MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 71.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 211MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 39MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,593 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 468 513
294 Write 398 454
11 Mixed 289 430
88.7 SusWrite 211 446
76.3% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 27.8 36.7
4.67 4K Write 52.2 115
0.3 4K Mixed 16.8 32.6
91.3% 32.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.5 DQ Read 212 290
7.61 DQ Write 256 348
0.5 DQ Mixed 39 50.1
83.5% 169 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 415 427 412 417 430 MB/s
Read 464
Write 379
Mixed 401
SusWrite 423
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 27.6
142% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 47.8
101% 203 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 417 328 105 102 99 MB/s
Read 463
Write 412
Mixed 393
SusWrite 248
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 29.6
146% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 48.2
105% 212 MB/s
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 155 156 171 119 113 MB/s
Read 404
Write 347
Mixed 349
SusWrite 173
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 76.9
4K Mixed 20.6
98% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 0.4
74% 175 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 76 114 58 105 67 MB/s
Read 513
Write 459
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 133
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 30.5
91% 23.2 MB/s
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 78 104 50 59 17 MB/s
Read 499
Write 394
Mixed 426
SusWrite 103
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.4
53% 12.4 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 189 191 164 133 138 MB/s
Read 407
Write 355
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 184
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 10.5
34% 9.3 MB/s
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $448

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