Average Bench: 71.9% (601st of 1040)

Based on 7,145 user benchmarks.  Model: CT960BX500SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial BX500 960GB averaged 28.1% 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 Write Speed 79.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.2MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 960GB is 60.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 960GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 152MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,145 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 482 515
235 Write 380 461
240 Mixed 356 417
6.1 SusWrite 152 437
76.5% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 27.2 33.9
6.4 4K Write 79.2 118
0.4 4K Mixed 24 32.2
114% 43.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
146 DQ Read 185 266
89.8 DQ Write 266 348
0.5 DQ Mixed 35.5 48
80.1% 162 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
893GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 466 465 465 465 466 MB/s
Read 514
Write 467
Mixed 418
SusWrite 467
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 29.4
153% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 35.7
92% 188 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.4 4 4.6 3.6 306 460 MB/s
Read 515
Write 464
Mixed 412
SusWrite 130
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 31.3
158% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 0.5
70% 164 MB/s
808GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 420 418 423 420 426 MB/s
Read 464
Write 397
Mixed 363
SusWrite 422
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 83.9
4K Mixed 26.2
113% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 35.5
64% 124 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 370 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.4 MB/s
Read 488
Write 443
Mixed 399
SusWrite 135
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 26.6
134% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 36.5
94% 194 MB/s
329GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 387 340 6.4 6.2 6.3 MB/s
Read 448
Write 363
Mixed 340
SusWrite 190
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 24.2
117% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 36.1
100% 211 MB/s
527GB free
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 6.5 6.5 6.2 7 5.9 MB/s
Read 516
Write 463
Mixed 417
SusWrite 35.4
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 28.3
137% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 36
89% 180 MB/s
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 255 4.4 3.1 5.2 5 MB/s
Read 482
Write 440
Mixed 395
SusWrite 109
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 66.6
4K Mixed 23.6
102% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 35
88% 181 MB/s
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX (MS-7C02) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $903

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 Comments

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Poor

8 months ago.

Very slow sometimes, i don't know why, busy 100% fr nothing


Terrible

7 months ago.

Was cheap and excellent when I first bought it. Now I'm at 43% capacity and it actually locks up sometimes. Going back to my much much older Samsung 256gb 560Evo and will just use the Crucial as data storage and not my OS or games. Dissapointed.


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