Average Bench: 88.6% (180th of 947)

Based on 3,671 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 11.4% 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 79.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 41.5%. 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 161MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 340MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 494 525
330 Write 415 435
305 Mixed 427 472
187 SusWrite 340 432
94.2% 419 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 25 30.3
37.7 4K Write 79.8 111
14.1 4K Mixed 29.4 43.7
118% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 DQ Read 161 274
61.2 DQ Write 209 292
14.9 DQ Mixed 72.3 209
85.9% 147 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
361GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 421 430 428 422 425 MB/s
Read 484
Write 420
Mixed 337
SusWrite 424
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 38
135% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 210
177% 256 MB/s
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 417 430 438 260 433 MB/s
Read 503
Write 426
Mixed 335
SusWrite 396
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 37.9
130% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 206
174% 253 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 209 204 203 129 178 MB/s
Read 449
Write 380
Mixed 297
SusWrite 217
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 34.6
83% 20.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,511,718 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 15,807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,304

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

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12 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.


16 months ago.

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

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