Average Bench: 63.7% (743rd of 1058)

Based on 64,260 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 36.2% 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 26MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 226MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 58.7%. 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 24.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 184MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 64,260 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 466 513
219 Write 372 458
11.6 Mixed 313 418
50.2 SusWrite 184 411
74.6% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 26 35.2
4.53 4K Write 62.1 112
0.3 4K Mixed 14.7 27.7
91.2% 34.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
93.3 DQ Read 164 228
15.7 DQ Write 226 347
0.4 DQ Mixed 24.2 39.9
66% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 460 461 461 461 425 MB/s
Read 512
Write 468
Mixed 419
SusWrite 456
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 23.3
148% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 29.4
85% 175 MB/s
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 393 401 401 112 96 MB/s
Read 447
Write 387
Mixed 380
SusWrite 298
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 18.5
102% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 28.4
83% 171 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 79 7.4 7.3 7.5 7.5 MB/s
Read 514
Write 457
Mixed 413
SusWrite 93.4
82% 369 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 18.3
114% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 33.6
83% 168 MB/s
320GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR052
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 408 415 420 164 198 MB/s
Read 478
Write 420
Mixed 397
SusWrite 331
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 16.9
4K Mixed 0.5
48% 14.2 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 16.6
DQ Mixed 0.4
21% 54 MB/s
317GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR052
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 328 377 309 76 368 MB/s
Read 475
Write 389
Mixed 370
SusWrite 287
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 20
4K Mixed 0.4
55% 16.4 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 25.8
DQ Mixed 0.5
22% 57.7 MB/s
387GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 178 5.7 5 4.2 4.6 MB/s
Read 428
Write 376
Mixed 360
SusWrite 91.6
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 47.7
4K Mixed 15.3
67% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 33.3
83% 167 MB/s
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 356 100 8.5 195 59 MB/s
Read 490
Write 391
Mixed 46.7
SusWrite 126
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 31.4
4K Mixed 0.7
58% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 0.3
57% 133 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 40,876 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $689

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 Comments

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Excellent

17 months ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

17 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

21 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

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


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