Average Bench: 91.4% (281st of 1037)

Based on 8,312 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 8.5% 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 188MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 42.5%. 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 307MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 348MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 8,312 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 477 515
328 Write 404 439
20.4 Mixed 307 349
193 SusWrite 348 437
86.1% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 26.3 30.5
10.9 4K Write 77.9 111
22.5 4K Mixed 37.3 45.4
129% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
168 DQ Read 252 276
87.8 DQ Write 258 301
40.1 DQ Mixed 188 210
160% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
140GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 432 431 427 433 435 MB/s
Read 499
Write 433
Mixed 336
SusWrite 425
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 37
124% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 209
179% 262 MB/s
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 402 287 210 395 399 MB/s
Read 424
Write 404
Mixed 320
SusWrite 346
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 41.1
148% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 209
177% 257 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 428 430 432 433 430 MB/s
Read 496
Write 437
Mixed 341
SusWrite 430
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 35.7
121% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 209
178% 258 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,610,326 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 2,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 46%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,085

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

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3 years 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.


3 years ago.

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

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