Average Bench: 56.2% (828th of 1058)

Based on 112,666 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 43.7% 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 25.4MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 229MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 60.9%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 20.5MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 167MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 112,666 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 467 512
211 Write 386 455
10 Mixed 229 424
72.7 SusWrite 167 388
69.5% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.9 4K Read 25.4 35.8
3.92 4K Write 41.7 108
0.3 4K Mixed 11.1 31
74.8% 26.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
76.7 DQ Read 165 238
7.6 DQ Write 229 343
0.4 DQ Mixed 20.5 49.2
64.9% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 307 129 196 189 125 MB/s
Read 404
Write 357
Mixed 324
SusWrite 217
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 21.8
92% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 34.6
91% 188 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 052
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 99 124 98 209 398 MB/s
Read 452
Write 402
Mixed 368
SusWrite 164
78% 346 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 66.8
4K Mixed 14.4
98% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 25.5
63% 130 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 6.1 4.8 140 96 118 MB/s
Read 500
Write 210
Mixed 284
SusWrite 89.7
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 19.7
91% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 30.6
58% 113 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 116 81 101 67 81 MB/s
Read 499
Write 442
Mixed 408
SusWrite 103
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 1
74% 24.9 MB/s
DQ Read 100
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 0.3
63% 144 MB/s
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 423 135 78 89 93 MB/s
Read 472
Write 382
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 205
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 18
4K Mixed 8
38% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 25.7
76% 156 MB/s
52GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 77 6.7 108 60 35 MB/s
Read 508
Write 442
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 111
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.4
53% 13.3 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 29 69 3.2 65 60 MB/s
Read 489
Write 414
Mixed 7.2
SusWrite 84.1
55% 248 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 9 MB/s
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 47 72 46 53 40 MB/s
Read 421
Write 370
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 92.3
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 11.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.3
20% 5.7 MB/s
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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 36,849 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $586

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3 days ago.

No issue and works like champ


Poor

12 months ago.

better than other options at this price.


Good

3 months ago.

really fast and reliable just dont use it as a Systemdrive


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