Average Bench: 67.4% (654th of 1026)

Based on 19,255 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 32.6% 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 27.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 258MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 66%. 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 27.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,255 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 469 516
240 Write 389 461
10.7 Mixed 333 419
53.7 SusWrite 180 446
76.6% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 27.3 34.8
4.2 4K Write 68.9 116
0.3 4K Mixed 18.8 30.5
102% 38.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
83.2 DQ Read 174 249
7.1 DQ Write 258 347
0.3 DQ Mixed 27.7 49.7
73.7% 153 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 6.3 7 7.1 27 453 MB/s
Read 512
Write 445
Mixed 415
SusWrite 138
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 28.7
153% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 36.2
93% 191 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 132 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.6 MB/s
Read 486
Write 433
Mixed 394
SusWrite 84.8
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 23.4
124% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 0.5
74% 173 MB/s
193GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 233 113 60 83 38 MB/s
Read 507
Write 456
Mixed 428
SusWrite 148
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 18.4
86% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 50.2
102% 204 MB/s
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 211 138 7.2 7.3 7.2 MB/s
Read 466
Write 221
Mixed 294
SusWrite 89.2
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 23.5
111% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 187
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 30.8
69% 141 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 70 76 76 52 100 MB/s
Read 515
Write 460
Mixed 430
SusWrite 140
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.3
55% 13.1 MB/s
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.7 4 4.4 3.9 28 197 MB/s
Read 376
Write 248
Mixed 358
SusWrite 40.2
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 23.5
4K Mixed 13.8
62% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 82.4
DQ Write 2.4
DQ Mixed 0.4
11% 28.4 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 27,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $505

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


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cheap and fast


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