Average Bench: 90.8% (201st of 964)

Based on 3,804 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 9.2% 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 179MB/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 47.2%. 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 336MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 471 515
305 Write 400 439
23.5 Mixed 305 347
168 SusWrite 336 434
84.8% 378 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 26 31.2
38.9 4K Write 83.1 121
15.4 4K Mixed 36.7 46.6
130% 48.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
73.5 DQ Read 246 276
81.5 DQ Write 257 297
22.7 DQ Mixed 179 210
155% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 222 414 196 202 107 MB/s
Read 510
Write 426
Mixed 324
SusWrite 236
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 40.1
141% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 208
176% 255 MB/s
295GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 383 388 379 380 373 MB/s
Read 450
Write 346
Mixed 313
SusWrite 371
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 36.4
122% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 195
154% 214 MB/s
389GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 395 370 381 396 388 MB/s
Read 455
Write 417
Mixed 313
SusWrite 387
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 55.2
4K Mixed 29.4
98% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 208
176% 254 MB/s
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 13,429 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,140

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

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17 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.


20 months ago.

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

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