Average Bench: 88.7% (103rd of 873)

Based on 2,795 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 11.2% 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 79.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 44.1%. 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 155MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.1MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 2,795 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 501 525
327 Write 416 435
330 Mixed 450 472
102% 456 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 25.1 30.9
39.4 4K Write 79.6 118
14.4 4K Mixed 28.6 40.1
117% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 155 273
61.1 DQ Write 195 290
15 DQ Mixed 50.1 74.5
72.5% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
102GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 521
Write 432
Mixed 472
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 39.7
144% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 72.9
110% 206 MB/s
424GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 518
Write 426
Mixed 469
105% 471 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 32.3
102% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 18.4
69% 153 MB/s
262GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 427
Mixed 472
105% 471 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 20.3
108% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 27.1
DQ Write 85.1
DQ Mixed 20.2
26% 44.1 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 513
Write 425
Mixed 463
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 17.7
88% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 64.1
44% 52.2 MB/s
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 12,144 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,280

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7 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.


10 months ago.

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

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