Average Bench: 56% (842nd of 1071)

Based on 142,801 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 43.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 236MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 61.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 18.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 157MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 142,801 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 459 508
238 Write 388 453
10.3 Mixed 235 427
69.2 SusWrite 157 356
69% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.6 4K Read 25.9 37
4.71 4K Write 41.7 112
0.3 4K Mixed 11.4 31.9
76% 26.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
94.5 DQ Read 167 237
7.7 DQ Write 236 344
0.3 DQ Mixed 18.7 49.5
65.2% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 197 5.2 4.9 113 118 MB/s
Read 482
Write 434
Mixed 399
SusWrite 90.3
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 23.4
119% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 0.5
66% 152 MB/s
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 122 37 121 70 76 MB/s
Read 470
Write 418
Mixed 419
SusWrite 130
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 25.3
104% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 6.8
DQ Mixed 0.5
29% 76.6 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 63,628,876 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 12,678 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 79%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $393

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2 years ago.

better than other options at this price.


20 months ago.

really fast and reliable just dont use it as a Systemdrive

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