Average Bench: 64.4% (673rd of 1011)

Based on 22,814 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 35.5% 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 27.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 261MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 71.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 208MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 37.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 22,814 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 472 513
323 Write 407 456
10.7 Mixed 269 430
89.5 SusWrite 208 445
75.7% 339 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 27.8 37.2
4.8 4K Write 51.7 119
0.3 4K Mixed 16.9 32.8
91.1% 32.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
68.4 DQ Read 211 250
7.5 DQ Write 261 348
0.5 DQ Mixed 37.3 49.9
83.4% 170 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
137GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 413 419 428 427 426 MB/s
Read 510
Write 429
Mixed 411
SusWrite 410
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 32.6
144% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 48.8
75% 143 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 256 109 85 4.8 70 MB/s
Read 510
Write 419
Mixed 424
SusWrite 116
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.2
53% 13.1 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,849,350 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 15,267 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 65%
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $434

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