Average Bench: 62.8% (755th of 1058)

Based on 63,413 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 37.2% 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 26.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 230MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 56.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 24.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 169MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,413 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 472 513
235 Write 368 460
10.8 Mixed 302 416
49.2 SusWrite 169 397
73.1% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.3 4K Read 26.1 34.8
4.5 4K Write 60 111
0.3 4K Mixed 14.9 28.5
90.5% 33.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
82.7 DQ Read 166 240
7.55 DQ Write 230 346
0.4 DQ Mixed 24.4 41
67% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
441GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 447 450 461 460 461 MB/s
Read 509
Write 460
Mixed 416
SusWrite 457
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 25.8
140% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 34.2
98% 204 MB/s
72GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 456 457 179 7.4 7.3 MB/s
Read 513
Write 470
Mixed 407
SusWrite 262
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 24.7
132% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 33.2
84% 171 MB/s
443GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 7.1 7.5 293 114 7.4 MB/s
Read 456
Write 406
Mixed 375
SusWrite 133
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 23.8
129% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 35.2
90% 183 MB/s
140GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 425 92 84 100 119 MB/s
Read 511
Write 458
Mixed 417
SusWrite 215
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 0.8
74% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 45.5
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 0.9
53% 119 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 5.1 299 353 5.6 5 MB/s
Read 513
Write 451
Mixed 414
SusWrite 112
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 0.4
54% 13.3 MB/s
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 5 50 263 232 102 MB/s
Read 503
Write 439
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 110
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.4
38% 9.7 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 4.9 93 313 192 5.4 MB/s
Read 455
Write 363
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 102
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.4
26% 6.97 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 18,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450 Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $605

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 Comments

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Excellent

13 months ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

13 months 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

17 months ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

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


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