Average Bench: 57.3% (815th of 1058)

Based on 124,372 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 42.6% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 234MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 62.2%. 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 21.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 167MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 124,372 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 465 511
287 Write 398 456
10.5 Mixed 247 429
71.7 SusWrite 167 391
71.2% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.3 4K Read 26.3 37.2
4.51 4K Write 44.5 118
0.3 4K Mixed 11.4 32.7
78.1% 27.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
96.1 DQ Read 172 270
7.6 DQ Write 234 344
0.4 DQ Mixed 21.9 50.5
67.1% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 4.5 4.4 300 98 7.2 MB/s
Read 498
Write 306
Mixed 378
SusWrite 115
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 23
111% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 32.1
81% 163 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR052
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 99 68 82 48 94 MB/s
Read 512
Write 452
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 84.5
61% 278 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 13.9
84% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 0.5
67% 157 MB/s
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 91 119 119 7.5 118 MB/s
Read 517
Write 455
Mixed 11.3
SusWrite 113
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.4
48% 12.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 55,018,064 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 44,439 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $98

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $744

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20 months ago.

better than other options at this price.


11 months ago.

really fast and reliable just dont use it as a Systemdrive

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