Average Bench: 65.4% (642nd of 1003)

Based on 9,618 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 34.6% 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-64Thread Write Speed 272MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 70%. 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 220MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 37.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,618 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 467 513
308 Write 401 454
10.5 Mixed 267 429
92.4 SusWrite 220 439
75.7% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 27 35.8
4.83 4K Write 51.7 113
0.3 4K Mixed 17.4 32.3
90.7% 32.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.5 DQ Read 212 291
7.7 DQ Write 272 347
0.4 DQ Mixed 37.3 49.8
85.2% 174 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 450 454 455 274 259 MB/s
Read 509
Write 455
Mixed 426
SusWrite 390
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 31.9
147% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 47.8
104% 209 MB/s
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 416 309 189 228 139 MB/s
Read 504
Write 427
Mixed 416
SusWrite 281
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 30.7
131% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 48.5
86% 169 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 134 53 29 90 40 MB/s
Read 514
Write 447
Mixed 431
SusWrite 109
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 32.3
148% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 0.5
81% 192 MB/s
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 410 397 404 408 408 MB/s
Read 488
Write 408
Mixed 394
SusWrite 408
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 29.8
4K Mixed 14.2
56% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 47.8
99% 198 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $296 mins
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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 7,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 130% - Outstanding Total price: $489

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