Average Bench: 77.3% (478th of 1016)

Based on 1,680 user benchmarks.  Model: CT960BX500SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial BX500 960GB averaged 22.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial BX500 960GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 290MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 960GB is 69.4%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 232MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,680 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 478 514
263 Write 406 461
12.6 Mixed 364 416
6.3 SusWrite 232 453
82.8% 370 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 4K Read 27.3 34
6.14 4K Write 81.4 118
0.4 4K Mixed 23.8 31.5
115% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
130 DQ Read 183 272
149 DQ Write 290 348
26.4 DQ Mixed 36 45.4
83.7% 170 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
642GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 463 462 465 465 464 MB/s
Read 516
Write 464
Mixed 415
SusWrite 465
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 31.7
150% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 40.5
106% 220 MB/s
808GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 426 416 410 413 414 MB/s
Read 457
Write 412
Mixed 382
SusWrite 419
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 24.9
128% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 35.9
89% 182 MB/s
618GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 442 416 445 110 5.8 4.9 MB/s
Read 506
Write 444
Mixed 410
SusWrite 237
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 30.8
141% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 47.6
89% 175 MB/s
894GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 411 426 431 430 434 MB/s
Read 484
Write 385
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 418
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 28.8
93% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 35.9
63% 123 MB/s
390GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 6.8 6.7 6.4 6.2 6.5 MB/s
Read 512
Write 460
Mixed 415
SusWrite 77.1
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 28.8
142% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 35.4
95% 196 MB/s
538GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.5 6.6 6.3 6.1 6.8 334 MB/s
Read 500
Write 420
Mixed 401
SusWrite 61
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 26.8
121% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 35.1
65% 128 MB/s
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Typical BX500 960GB Builds (Compare 15,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $952

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