Average Bench: 68.9% (604th of 1011)

Based on 6,440 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 31.1% 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-64Thread Write Speed 282MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.7MB/s

Very poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 70.4%. 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 31.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 219MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,440 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 475 514
264 Write 402 462
7.7 Mixed 320 428
66 SusWrite 219 453
79.2% 354 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.6 4K Read 26.7 35.8
3.5 4K Write 64.9 118
0.3 4K Mixed 18 32.1
97.9% 36.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
63 DQ Read 176 258
25.8 DQ Write 282 348
0.3 DQ Mixed 31.4 51
79.4% 163 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 398 407 410 411 411 MB/s
Read 506
Write 410
Mixed 390
SusWrite 409
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 25.5
145% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 33
76% 153 MB/s
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 438 435 442 441 443 MB/s
Read 495
Write 444
Mixed 409
SusWrite 437
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 26.9
124% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 34.4
90% 184 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 427 426 421 387 410 MB/s
Read 513
Write 402
Mixed 396
SusWrite 418
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 17.7
78% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 34
82% 165 MB/s
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 158 6.3 4.9 4.7 6.4 MB/s
Read 501
Write 452
Mixed 396
SusWrite 100
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 25.1
135% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 33.8
91% 186 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 0 11 439 191 6 MB/s
Read 491
Write 449
Mixed 404
SusWrite 112
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 26.6
131% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 34.4
86% 174 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 93 6.4 5.6 4.4 5.9 MB/s
Read 334
Write 300
Mixed 301
SusWrite 53.5
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 22.6
91% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 33.7
68% 137 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 15,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $65

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $485

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