Average Bench: 65.5% (716th of 1058)

Based on 46,082 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 34.4% 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 26.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 250MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 62.3%. 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 27.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 473 514
233 Write 377 461
10.9 Mixed 306 416
49.5 SusWrite 172 416
74.1% 332 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 26.8 35.2
4.4 4K Write 66.6 115
0.3 4K Mixed 16.6 28.6
97% 36.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
107 DQ Read 170 248
23.8 DQ Write 250 346
0.4 DQ Mixed 27.3 40.7
71.9% 149 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 444 181 279 363 238 MB/s
Read 508
Write 454
Mixed 414
SusWrite 323
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 23.7
120% 45 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 34.1
90% 185 MB/s
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 420 414 418 421 411 MB/s
Read 477
Write 414
Mixed 396
SusWrite 416
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 22.7
99% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 33.7
88% 181 MB/s
404GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 5 6.6 206 366 6.3 MB/s
Read 511
Write 431
Mixed 404
SusWrite 144
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 24.9
140% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 37.4
84% 168 MB/s
158GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 26 7.5 192 216 7.4 MB/s
Read 498
Write 450
Mixed 406
SusWrite 144
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 19.8
100% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 33.8
83% 167 MB/s
132GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 452 129 94 93 107 MB/s
Read 510
Write 460
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 202
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 24.6
4K Mixed 0.5
54% 17.4 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 0.9
75% 174 MB/s
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.9 98 131 6.2 4.9 153 MB/s
Read 474
Write 243
Mixed 291
SusWrite 66.3
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.4
35% 9 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 15,807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450 Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $577

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 Comments

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Excellent

8 months ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

8 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

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

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


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