Average Bench: 89.1% (87th of 853)

Based on 2,023 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 10.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial BX100 500GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 41.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 162MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,023 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 497 525
329 Write 413 435
318 Mixed 446 472
101% 452 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 25.5 31.1
37.8 4K Write 79.8 116
15.3 4K Mixed 28.9 40.1
118% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 162 274
64.1 DQ Write 204 291
15.6 DQ Mixed 51.8 74.5
75.6% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
286GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 430
Mixed 468
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 38.2
152% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 72.4
110% 207 MB/s
40GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 495
Write 430
Mixed 453
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 37.7
141% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 71.1
93% 163 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 511
Write 389
Mixed 470
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 55.3
4K Mixed 31.5
106% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 72.8
112% 210 MB/s
152GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 501
Write 426
Mixed 448
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 33.2
113% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 71.5
80% 136 MB/s
96GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 510
Write 424
Mixed 464
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 19.6
107% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 18.8
56% 112 MB/s
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Desktop 84%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

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5 days ago.

Seems like any Dutch user (NLD-User) can edit eachothers comments. Odd.. These are very good drives, btw. Better than Samsungs TLC drives that get slower on older data.


3 months ago.

I'm using this drive for more than 6 months now. Speed is as described and very reliable.

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