Average Bench: 63.5% (761st of 1072)

Based on 83,298 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 36.5% 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 25.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 464MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 57.2%. 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 22.3MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 198MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 83,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 464 512
223 Write 380 457
11 Mixed 294 416
50.9 SusWrite 198 413
74.6% 334 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10 4K Read 25.9 35.2
4.7 4K Write 60 113
0.3 4K Mixed 13.5 28.3
88.3% 33.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
95.1 DQ Read 162 237
8 DQ Write 209 346
0.4 DQ Mixed 22.3 40.6
62.3% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
447GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 416 219 194 171 86 MB/s
Read 497
Write 463
Mixed 413
SusWrite 257
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 24.8
131% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 33.7
88% 180 MB/s
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 5.4 5.1 19 268 124 MB/s
Read 509
Write 312
Mixed 402
SusWrite 132
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 27.2
140% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 40.4
96% 195 MB/s
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 159 6.9 7.4 6.2 6.8 MB/s
Read 511
Write 265
Mixed 332
SusWrite 73.5
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 28.5
149% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 40.8
75% 145 MB/s
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR056
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 27 296 10 130 103 MB/s
Read 491
Write 442
Mixed 406
SusWrite 157
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 20.4
118% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 30.8
86% 178 MB/s
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 248 208 5.5 5.2 4.6 5 MB/s
Read 513
Write 258
Mixed 327
SusWrite 79.4
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 32.3
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 26
128% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 34.6
70% 138 MB/s
258GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 48 60 99 2.7 73 MB/s
Read 469
Write 425
Mixed 394
SusWrite 108
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 76
4K Mixed 19.7
104% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 26.8
74% 151 MB/s
286GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.6 233 7.3 7.5 200 267 MB/s
Read 498
Write 252
Mixed 324
SusWrite 120
66% 299 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 0.4
84% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 7.1
DQ Mixed 0.4
18% 47.8 MB/s
325GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.8 7.3 412 349 7.2 7.5 MB/s
Read 510
Write 442
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 132
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 6.7
4K Mixed 0.5
46% 11.5 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 8,809 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $85

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $435

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 Comments

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Poor

19 months ago.

I have a Crucial MX drive as my system drive for years. Got BX used one for external storage. It gets EXTREMELY HOT! 50c just doing nothing! 80c+ under load. And yeah, after the cache is used up, the write speed drops to and a pathetic 50-60Mb/sec. Huge disappointment from Crucial. Not worth the money.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Much better than Kingston A400


Good

3 years 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.


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Poor

8 months ago.

only buy if you understand what lacking vram means for how you should use the drive.


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