Average Bench: 64.5% (669th of 1011)

Based on 13,224 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 35.4% 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 27.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 250MB/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 207MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 471 513
313 Write 407 455
10.4 Mixed 283 430
88.6 SusWrite 207 441
76.4% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 27.7 36.5
5 4K Write 52.7 117
0.3 4K Mixed 16.6 32.7
91.1% 32.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.4 DQ Read 212 248
7.3 DQ Write 250 348
0.49 DQ Mixed 36.8 49.8
81.6% 166 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 396 168 121 148 134 MB/s
Read 449
Write 392
Mixed 378
SusWrite 227
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 25.5
111% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 49.3
96% 189 MB/s
93GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 352 350 344 91 76 MB/s
Read 380
Write 342
Mixed 320
SusWrite 260
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 21
96% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 31.9
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 24.7
32% 53.7 MB/s
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 168 135 150 125 149 MB/s
Read 388
Write 355
Mixed 314
SusWrite 178
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 19.1
89% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 88.3
DQ Mixed 22.5
27% 46 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 103 122 128 134 134 MB/s
Read 453
Write 400
Mixed 388
SusWrite 168
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 0.5
71% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 7
DQ Mixed 16.8
37% 83.8 MB/s
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 244 147 145 172 206 MB/s
Read 441
Write 392
Mixed 373
SusWrite 184
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.5
44% 11.2 MB/s
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 72 79 60 43 96 MB/s
Read 439
Write 376
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 114
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 13.6
51% 13.2 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 100 58 76 60 72 MB/s
Read 410
Write 335
Mixed 320
SusWrite 111
66% 294 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.4
35% 9.13 MB/s
60GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 179 59 75 54 80 MB/s
Read 345
Write 198
Mixed 245
SusWrite 106
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 0.5
39% 9.97 MB/s
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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 10,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $489

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