Average Bench: 58.2% (767th of 1021)

Based on 42,625 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 240GB averaged 41.7% 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 26.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 253MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 240GB is 72.3%. 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 177MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 34.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 42,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 472 513
309 Write 402 454
10.2 Mixed 247 430
82.3 SusWrite 177 439
72.3% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 26.6 36.9
3.92 4K Write 42.9 118
0.3 4K Mixed 13.7 32.6
80.7% 27.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
81.6 DQ Read 217 287
6.9 DQ Write 253 348
0.4 DQ Mixed 34.5 49.8
81.6% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 447 454 457 457 458 MB/s
Read 512
Write 458
Mixed 431
SusWrite 454
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 31.7
148% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 47.2
103% 207 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 422 421 431 436 435 MB/s
Read 395
Write 452
Mixed 428
SusWrite 427
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 19.8
116% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 23.1
65% 129 MB/s
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 190 192 193 196 195 MB/s
Read 370
Write 346
Mixed 286
SusWrite 193
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 30.6
136% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 47.5
76% 146 MB/s
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 83 58 53 35 44 MB/s
Read 434
Write 361
Mixed 346
SusWrite 80.1
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 18.7
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 19.4
82% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 41.9
93% 187 MB/s
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 42 105 81 116 61 MB/s
Read 472
Write 409
Mixed 404
SusWrite 128
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 0.4
100% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 7.2
DQ Mixed 47.2
51% 91.1 MB/s
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 155 58 59 46 71 MB/s
Read 477
Write 420
Mixed 12.5
SusWrite 121
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 17.1
57% 14.9 MB/s
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Typical BX500 240GB Builds (Compare 26,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 66%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $98

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $518

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2 months ago.

Best what you can get for your money in terms of ssd's


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4 months ago.

better than other options at this price.


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