Average Bench: 64.3% (648th of 996)

Based on 5,208 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 35.6% 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 Random Read Speed 26.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 266MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 69.4%. 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 217MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,208 samples)
Min Avg Max
354 Read 466 512
307 Write 402 453
10.6 Mixed 279 429
90 SusWrite 217 439
76.2% 341 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.5 4K Read 26.6 35.7
5.4 4K Write 52 113
0.3 4K Mixed 16.2 32.1
88.6% 31.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
77.4 DQ Read 210 250
7.66 DQ Write 266 348
0.4 DQ Mixed 36.6 49.7
83.6% 171 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
223GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 446 355 106 104 101 MB/s
Read 494
Write 432
Mixed 431
SusWrite 260
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 33.4
155% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 50.3
110% 221 MB/s
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 155 229 171 135 135 MB/s
Read 454
Write 392
Mixed 382
SusWrite 191
79% 355 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.2
147% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 49.8
107% 216 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 448 137 140 148 169 MB/s
Read 496
Write 434
Mixed 424
SusWrite 250
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 29.4
130% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 48.9
86% 165 MB/s
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 60 43 76 73 77 MB/s
Read 516
Write 449
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 110
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 0.3
53% 13.4 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 58 21 60 93 68 MB/s
Read 507
Write 441
Mixed 424
SusWrite 107
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.5
52% 12.8 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 59 49 86 40 51 MB/s
Read 422
Write 385
Mixed 9.3
SusWrite 101
51% 229 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 26.2
42% 11.1 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 124 77 40 93 54 MB/s
Read 480
Write 418
Mixed 407
SusWrite 99.7
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.4
48% 12 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 45 70 73 89 72 MB/s
Read 433
Write 360
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 118
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 2.5
39% 10.2 MB/s
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BHPhotoUS $346 hrs
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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 5,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $359

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