Average Bench: 88.4% (200th of 956)

Based on 3,474 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 11.6% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 46.2%. 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 192MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 325MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 483 524
295 Write 408 438
244 Mixed 376 472
174 SusWrite 325 430
89.3% 398 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 4K Read 25.4 30.6
31.5 4K Write 79.8 112
14.1 4K Mixed 32 45.1
122% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 192 275
60.5 DQ Write 221 294
15.1 DQ Mixed 112 209
111% 175 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 410 431 437 439 439 MB/s
Read 507
Write 438
Mixed 348
SusWrite 427
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 43
148% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 204
173% 251 MB/s
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 425 437 437 438 437 MB/s
Read 512
Write 432
Mixed 340
SusWrite 432
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 84.2
4K Mixed 41.3
142% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 208
176% 257 MB/s
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 405 413 406 414 416 MB/s
Read 330
Write 381
Mixed 311
SusWrite 404
81% 357 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 34.6
4K Mixed 16.7
60% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 140
132% 202 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,961,641 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 16,443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,237

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13 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.


17 months ago.

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

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