Average Bench: 63.5% (769th of 1080)

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%
365GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 344 170 109 98 87 MB/s
Read 472
Write 439
Mixed 386
SusWrite 191
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 19.9
98% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 1
72% 168 MB/s
322GB free
Firmware: M6CR052
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 450 401 164 163 105 MB/s
Read 503
Write 450
Mixed 403
SusWrite 290
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 23.6
4K Mixed 0.4
57% 17.7 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 28.4
DQ Mixed 13.4
31% 68.9 MB/s
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR056
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 408 246 160 159 314 MB/s
Read 454
Write 402
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 285
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 32.1
4K Mixed 0.8
52% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 51.5
DQ Mixed 16.5
35% 74.4 MB/s
239GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 395 95 92 103 95 MB/s
Read 492
Write 417
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 200
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 25.9
4K Mixed 0.7
47% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 33
58% 113 MB/s
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.8 46 200 5.9 7.1 112 MB/s
Read 502
Write 252
Mixed 12.2
SusWrite 62.5
45% 207 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 6.2
4K Mixed 0.4
38% 9.83 MB/s
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.3 6.4 95 121 7.2 7.3 MB/s
Read 450
Write 224
Mixed 311
SusWrite 40.3
57% 256 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.4
33% 8.53 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 9,105 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 - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $422

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 Comments

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Poor

2 years 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

17 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

20 months ago.

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


Poor

12 months ago.

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


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