Average Bench: 90.6% (195th of 956)

Based on 3,784 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 9.3% 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 182MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 48.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 305MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 331MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,784 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 470 515
292 Write 400 439
23.7 Mixed 305 348
169 SusWrite 331 436
84.4% 376 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 26.2 31.1
33.5 4K Write 83.6 119
14.8 4K Mixed 36.7 46.6
131% 48.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
146 DQ Read 251 275
88.9 DQ Write 258 297
23.4 DQ Mixed 182 210
157% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
265GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 397 428 421 423 418 MB/s
Read 461
Write 398
Mixed 322
SusWrite 409
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 47.1
172% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 208
177% 257 MB/s
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 413 426 435 434 435 MB/s
Read 498
Write 419
Mixed 335
SusWrite 423
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 41.6
147% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 208
149% 195 MB/s
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 403 264 418 380 342 MB/s
Read 489
Write 424
Mixed 333
SusWrite 365
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 40.7
142% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 207
175% 253 MB/s
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 17,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,164

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

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15 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.


19 months ago.

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

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