Average Bench: 89.4% (115th of 908)

Based on 3,080 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 10.6% 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 Random Write Speed 79MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 36.1%. 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 163MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51.3MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,080 samples)
Min Avg Max
389 Read 504 525
353 Write 419 435
368 Mixed 454 472
102% 459 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 25 30.4
43.1 4K Write 79 113
15.9 4K Mixed 28.9 39.6
117% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 163 273
63.8 DQ Write 202 290
16 DQ Mixed 51.3 74.5
75.2% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
222GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 524
Write 430
Mixed 475
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 40.4
159% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 73.2
113% 214 MB/s
334GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 518
Write 435
Mixed 462
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 22.8
113% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.9
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 22.8
55% 107 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,038,103 SSDs tested.


Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 13,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $113

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,238

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9 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.


12 months ago.

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

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