Average Bench: 91.6% (310th of 1072)

Based on 13,478 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 8.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 189MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 500GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 314MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 472 511
331 Write 403 438
234 Mixed 314 349
174 SusWrite 349 438
86.3% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 26.4 30.3
35.4 4K Write 80.3 110
20.7 4K Mixed 37.2 45.2
130% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
181 DQ Read 251 275
99 DQ Write 254 302
97.3 DQ Mixed 189 210
159% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 435 436 435 440 438 439 MB/s
Read 510
Write 430
Mixed 333
SusWrite 437
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 90.1
4K Mixed 41.2
143% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 209
175% 253 MB/s
383GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 415 417 425 431 429 MB/s
Read 512
Write 442
Mixed 355
SusWrite 422
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 40.8
140% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 208
178% 261 MB/s
240GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 428 431 431 437 438 MB/s
Read 508
Write 433
Mixed 337
SusWrite 433
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 78.3
4K Mixed 39.8
136% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 209
176% 255 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 430 428 429 430 428 MB/s
Read 496
Write 430
Mixed 342
SusWrite 427
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 38.1
132% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 207
174% 251 MB/s
143GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 289 335 331 373 375 MB/s
Read 489
Write 398
Mixed 245
SusWrite 340
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 30.7
77% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 202
162% 228 MB/s
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 13,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $721

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 Comments

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

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Good

6 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.


Outstanding

6 years ago.

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


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