Average Bench: 68.8% (653rd of 1040)

Based on 38,633 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 31.2% 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 27MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 260MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 66.1%. 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 28MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 191MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 475 516
230 Write 382 463
10.7 Mixed 321 417
50.9 SusWrite 191 444
76.5% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 27 35.4
5.5 4K Write 71.1 116
0.3 4K Mixed 18.3 29.1
102% 38.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
109 DQ Read 173 268
7 DQ Write 260 347
0.4 DQ Mixed 28 44.6
74.1% 154 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 154 219 241 74 140 MB/s
Read 494
Write 434
Mixed 402
SusWrite 209
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 23.8
121% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 32
83% 170 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 6.4 201 7.3 7.4 76 MB/s
Read 510
Write 259
Mixed 323
SusWrite 50.7
63% 286 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 26.8
126% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 0.5
53% 124 MB/s
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 175 6.9 7.5 7 7.4 MB/s
Read 362
Write 235
Mixed 282
SusWrite 70.2
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 26
118% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 35.1
65% 130 MB/s
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 215 6.7 7.5 7.2 7.4 MB/s
Read 468
Write 250
Mixed 313
SusWrite 85.1
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 18.1
75% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 33.7
70% 141 MB/s
357GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 380 130 122 109 83 MB/s
Read 455
Write 378
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 201
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 22.9
4K Mixed 0.6
43% 14.5 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 28.8
62% 126 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.9 113 252 3 3 2.8 MB/s
Read 483
Write 410
Mixed 6.7
SusWrite 62.6
53% 241 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.2
28% 6.5 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 13,519 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450 Pro4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $534

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 Comments

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Excellent

5 months ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

5 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

9 months ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


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