Average Bench: 65.8% (477th of 921)

Based on 334 user benchmarks.  Model: CT960BX200SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX200 960GB averaged 34.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 469MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX200 960GB is 27.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial BX200 960GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 32.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 118MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 334 samples)
Min Avg Max
353 Read 469 495
184 Write 237 256
195 Mixed 256 272
70.5% 321 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 26.4 32.3
22.8 4K Write 45.5 63.4
10.4 4K Mixed 18.4 24.8
87.7% 30.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 DQ Read 175 290
40.4 DQ Write 118 181
10.4 DQ Mixed 32.1 46.8
54.8% 108 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
186GB free
Firmware: MU01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 466
Write 220
Mixed 246
68% 311 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 41.8
4K Mixed 21
81% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 43.1
79% 159 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 482
Write 249
Mixed 262
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 16.3
73% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 48.4
DQ Mixed 8.96
34% 80.6 MB/s
499GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 348
Write 211
Mixed 213
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 47.2
4K Mixed 10.3
69% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 22.6
DQ Write 51.1
DQ Mixed 12.5
16% 28.7 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 343
Write 91.7
Mixed 128
41% 187 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 22.6
4K Mixed 16
64% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 63.8
DQ Mixed 41.8
50% 89.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,466,514 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 63%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII RANGER - $283

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,296

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