Average Bench: 63.9% (742nd of 1058)

Based on 54,257 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 36.0% 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 26.2MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 237MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 61.5%. 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 25.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 173MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 54,257 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 473 513
231 Write 373 459
11 Mixed 311 417
53.5 SusWrite 173 429
74.2% 333 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 26.2 35
5.19 4K Write 61.8 114
0.3 4K Mixed 15.4 28.1
92.1% 34.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
86.3 DQ Read 167 232
24.4 DQ Write 237 347
0.4 DQ Mixed 25.3 43.5
68.5% 143 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
162GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 362 364 410 412 81 MB/s
Read 447
Write 398
Mixed 384
SusWrite 328
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 55.1
4K Mixed 24.2
98% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 49.6
99% 196 MB/s
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 390 162 125 108 89 MB/s
Read 501
Write 432
Mixed 45.3
SusWrite 188
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 27.1
4K Mixed 0.7
49% 16.8 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 33.3
78% 157 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 376 198 91 130 106 MB/s
Read 492
Write 336
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 215
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 27.6
4K Mixed 0.7
44% 15.6 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 29.5
60% 121 MB/s
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 403 85 89 96 108 MB/s
Read 506
Write 419
Mixed 49
SusWrite 193
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 14.1
4K Mixed 0.7
26% 8.8 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 29.9
53% 106 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.1 4.6 326 147 5.5 5.4 MB/s
Read 431
Write 338
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 82.2
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 7.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,955 SSDs tested.

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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 17,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450 Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $562

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 Comments

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Excellent

10 months ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

10 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

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

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


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Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-11600K $259Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $277Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $94SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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