Average Bench: 68.3% (652nd of 1037)

Based on 28,830 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 31.7% 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-64Thread Write Speed 273MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 64.3%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 179MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 29.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,830 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 473 513
228 Write 385 460
9.15 Mixed 335 418
51.2 SusWrite 179 439
76.7% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 26.9 35.2
4.11 4K Write 70.2 116
0.3 4K Mixed 19.1 30.4
102% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
122 DQ Read 175 268
7.72 DQ Write 273 347
0.4 DQ Mixed 29.3 49.9
76.9% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
375GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 439 443 446 446 450 MB/s
Read 513
Write 442
Mixed 408
SusWrite 442
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 27.8
137% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 35.7
101% 214 MB/s
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.8 4.8 239 429 145 7.3 MB/s
Read 516
Write 446
Mixed 414
SusWrite 138
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 28.3
155% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 0.5
70% 169 MB/s
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 401 141 5.6 4.9 4.9 MB/s
Read 513
Write 451
Mixed 414
SusWrite 135
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 26.1
124% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 0.4
74% 172 MB/s
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 159 6.7 7.2 7 7.3 MB/s
Read 513
Write 162
Mixed 326
SusWrite 74.6
59% 269 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 26.9
134% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 33.9
69% 136 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 6 6.6 18 387 6.6 MB/s
Read 488
Write 425
Mixed 375
SusWrite 135
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 24.9
122% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 31.8
61% 120 MB/s
121GB free
Firmware: R022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.1 7.5 7.1 7.2 58 446 MB/s
Read 504
Write 444
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 88.7
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.5
46% 11.8 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 8,901 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450 Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $479

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 Comments

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Excellent

2 months ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

1 month ago.

I used this 250GB SSD to speed up my old laptop (installing Windows 10 on it) and it works great. I have 180GB of free space, so I don't know if performance stay consistent filling it up (since it lacks a dram-cache). If you need an SSD for a primary machine, get an MX500.


Good

5 months ago.

It's a great SSD for the value and performance.


Terrible

2 months ago.

when filling more than 70% of the game starts to freeze.


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