Average Bench: 87.8% (93rd of 848)

Based on 1,524 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 12.1% 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 78.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 42.3%. 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 159MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,524 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 496 523
339 Write 412 434
314 Mixed 445 471
100% 451 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 4K Read 24.5 30.7
34.3 4K Write 78.2 115
15.3 4K Mixed 28.3 39.8
115% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 159 273
67.7 DQ Write 198 291
15.6 DQ Mixed 51.7 74.9
74.2% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
82GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 521
Write 429
Mixed 470
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 35.3
130% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 64
93% 175 MB/s
249GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 515
Write 423
Mixed 470
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 31.7
106% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 73.9
113% 213 MB/s
426GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 493
Write 412
Mixed 463
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 19.4
100% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.3
DQ Write 72.4
DQ Mixed 19.2
23% 38 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 487
Write 419
Mixed 455
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 34.3
4K Mixed 14
66% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 38.1
DQ Mixed 63.9
39% 40.9 MB/s
184GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 336
Write 227
Mixed 270
62% 278 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 31.8
91% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 66.2
69% 113 MB/s
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,106

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4 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.


25 days ago.

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

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