Average Bench: 68.2% (629th of 1016)

Based on 12,539 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 274MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.1MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 68.6%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 191MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,539 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 479 515
241 Write 398 461
8 Mixed 330 425
50 SusWrite 191 450
78.1% 349 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.2 4K Read 27.1 34.8
4.15 4K Write 68.2 116
0.3 4K Mixed 18.4 31.6
101% 37.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.6 DQ Read 172 257
7.18 DQ Write 274 348
0.39 DQ Mixed 30.3 50.5
77.1% 159 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 431 451 455 457 458 MB/s
Read 510
Write 460
Mixed 413
SusWrite 447
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 26.8
137% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 33.4
89% 181 MB/s
270GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 432 425 422 425 426 MB/s
Read 484
Write 426
Mixed 392
SusWrite 428
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 21.8
101% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 35.1
102% 216 MB/s
442GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 356 357 358 322 96 MB/s
Read 371
Write 350
Mixed 340
SusWrite 308
77% 342 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 32.3
150% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 51.7
79% 149 MB/s
332GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 391 394 397 157 6.3 MB/s
Read 478
Write 418
Mixed 390
SusWrite 290
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 21.2
94% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 36.2
86% 173 MB/s
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 194 416 40 7.3 179 MB/s
Read 457
Write 409
Mixed 377
SusWrite 140
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 6.8
DQ Mixed 0.5
25% 66.1 MB/s
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.4 6.2 242 238 7.1 7.3 MB/s
Read 385
Write 332
Mixed 308
SusWrite 84.6
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 52.7
4K Mixed 15.6
81% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 86.7
DQ Mixed 0.5
17% 37.8 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 18,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $474

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