Average Bench: 64.4% (736th of 1058)

Based on 77,862 user benchmarks.  Model: CT480BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 480GB averaged 35.6% 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 26.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 214MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 480GB is 58.9%. 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 23.2MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 200MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 77,862 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 465 512
217 Write 374 460
12.1 Mixed 303 416
51.2 SusWrite 200 417
74.9% 335 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 26.3 35
5.75 4K Write 60.7 113
0.3 4K Mixed 14.2 28
90.2% 33.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
92.4 DQ Read 162 229
27.4 DQ Write 214 346
0.4 DQ Mixed 23.2 38.7
63.5% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
352GB free
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 444 441 442 442 442 MB/s
Read 501
Write 444
Mixed 412
SusWrite 444
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 76.5
4K Mixed 22.2
117% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 30.2
92% 194 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 409 418 179 250 136 MB/s
Read 445
Write 412
Mixed 392
SusWrite 298
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 20.1
113% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 27.6
83% 173 MB/s
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 410 422 415 110 274 MB/s
Read 461
Write 357
Mixed 342
SusWrite 333
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 16.8
95% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 27.7
81% 167 MB/s
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 329 130 125 61 37 MB/s
Read 506
Write 439
Mixed 411
SusWrite 141
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 23.4
125% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 0.5
47% 105 MB/s
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 5.2 84 122 4.7 4 MB/s
Read 493
Write 268
Mixed 329
SusWrite 37.4
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 26.2
121% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 0.5
53% 125 MB/s
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 286 304 298 293 277 MB/s
Read 364
Write 373
Mixed 324
SusWrite 288
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 42.7
4K Mixed 14.2
71% 25.6 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 30.4
70% 141 MB/s
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 355 102 102 108 108 MB/s
Read 438
Write 383
Mixed 52
SusWrite 195
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 26.9
4K Mixed 0.7
46% 16 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 44
DQ Mixed 27.8
39% 74.7 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 46,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $527

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 Comments

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Poor

1 month 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

2 years ago.

faster than kingston A400, i love it


Good

2 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.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

when filling more than 70% of the game starts to freeze.


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