Average Bench: 88.1% (278th of 1003)

Based on 5,246 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 11.9% 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 173MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 49.4%. 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 292MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 336MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,246 samples)
Min Avg Max
333 Read 463 514
297 Write 396 439
17.5 Mixed 292 348
186 SusWrite 336 435
83.4% 372 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 25.5 30.8
10.3 4K Write 76.8 117
13.9 4K Mixed 35.5 46.2
125% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.3 DQ Read 231 275
82.2 DQ Write 251 300
15.7 DQ Mixed 173 210
149% 218 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 359 384 388 388 390 MB/s
Read 479
Write 405
Mixed 321
SusWrite 362
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 34.4
114% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 195
155% 215 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 391 398 396 395 268 MB/s
Read 475
Write 399
Mixed 311
SusWrite 369
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 34
113% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 194
154% 214 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 390 390 353 377 389 MB/s
Read 431
Write 375
Mixed 280
SusWrite 379
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 54.3
4K Mixed 28.6
85% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 215
DQ Mixed 195
154% 214 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,729,423 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 19,494 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $581

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,558

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

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2 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.


2 years ago.

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

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