Average Bench: 88.4% (152nd of 927)

Based on 3,571 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 11.5% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 37.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 150MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,571 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 501 525
354 Write 418 435
357 Mixed 451 472
102% 457 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 24.9 30
39.4 4K Write 78 109
15.5 4K Mixed 28.3 39.3
115% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 DQ Read 150 272
63.2 DQ Write 199 289
16.1 DQ Mixed 51.2 74.8
73% 133 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
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 430
Mixed 468
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 38.9
146% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 74.4
108% 200 MB/s
216GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 420
Mixed 467
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 38.2
130% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 73.6
110% 205 MB/s
367GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 434
Mixed 468
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 21.1
110% 42.4 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 20.9
55% 109 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 417
Mixed 460
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 15.5
91% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 61.1
DQ Mixed 16.8
20% 33.4 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 14,709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,314

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Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

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Good

11 months 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.


Outstanding

14 months ago.

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


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