Average Bench: 69.1% (587th of 1003)

Based on 3,773 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 30.8% 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 281MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.3MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 68%. 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 31.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 227MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,773 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 471 513
302 Write 406 460
7.7 Mixed 321 430
70.4 SusWrite 227 446
79.7% 356 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 27.3 36.3
3.72 4K Write 63.4 118
0.3 4K Mixed 17.8 32.9
97.7% 36.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 DQ Read 182 276
6.1 DQ Write 281 348
0.3 DQ Mixed 31.8 51
80.1% 165 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 456 456 456 457 457 MB/s
Read 514
Write 452
Mixed 413
SusWrite 455
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 27.7
149% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 35
88% 181 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 446 445 437 445 446 MB/s
Read 489
Write 440
Mixed 393
SusWrite 443
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 24.4
141% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 30.6
80% 164 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 386 390 389 372 389 MB/s
Read 464
Write 352
Mixed 350
SusWrite 386
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 62.2
4K Mixed 26.4
107% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 49.4
100% 200 MB/s
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.6 1.9 24 424 3.6 2.1 MB/s
Read 514
Write 446
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 76.4
57% 261 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.3
66% 15.6 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 10,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 134% - Outstanding Total price: $503

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