Average Bench: 63.5% (761st of 1071)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
294GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 175 70 122 212 56 MB/s
Read 491
Write 396
Mixed 400
SusWrite 166
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 22.9
120% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 32.7
85% 173 MB/s
174GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 222 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.4 MB/s
Read 514
Write 451
Mixed 414
SusWrite 80
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 25.8
128% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 35
91% 187 MB/s
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR054
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 373 213 373 186 393 MB/s
Read 474
Write 369
Mixed 357
SusWrite 319
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 17.1
91% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 29.3
77% 159 MB/s
311GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 429 427 181 110 93 MB/s
Read 506
Write 434
Mixed 397
SusWrite 278
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 23.8
4K Mixed 0.5
59% 18.1 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 29.2
DQ Mixed 30.2
42% 81.1 MB/s
280GB free
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 395 151 187 144 153 MB/s
Read 501
Write 433
Mixed 410
SusWrite 242
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 0.8
66% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 42
DQ Mixed 17.9
34% 71.6 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR041
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 331 340 334 367 369 MB/s
Read 420
Write 316
Mixed 351
SusWrite 334
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 19.3
4K Mixed 0.4
42% 13.3 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 28.2
DQ Mixed 27.3
30% 53.9 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 5.7 104 174 178 186 MB/s
Read 366
Write 339
Mixed 312
SusWrite 109
63% 281 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.4
45% 11.1 MB/s
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Typical BX500 480GB Builds (Compare 6,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $509

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 Comments

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Poor

6 months 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

4 days ago.

Much better than Kingston A400


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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


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