Average Bench: 90.5% (310th of 1058)

Based on 12,113 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 9.4% 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 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 48.1%. 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 309MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 345MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,113 samples)
Min Avg Max
356 Read 473 515
301 Write 398 439
108 Mixed 309 348
188 SusWrite 345 438
85.5% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.7 4K Read 25.9 30.5
33.4 4K Write 77.8 109
20.4 4K Mixed 36.8 44.8
128% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
141 DQ Read 247 276
86.5 DQ Write 253 302
35.3 DQ Mixed 185 210
157% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
465GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 439 440 440 440 440 MB/s
Read 514
Write 438
Mixed 347
SusWrite 440
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 42.1
151% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 210
179% 261 MB/s
123GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 415 438 440 440 440 MB/s
Read 511
Write 442
Mixed 347
SusWrite 421
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 41.7
144% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 209
176% 254 MB/s
68GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 133 137 138 139 138 MB/s
Read 397
Write 273
Mixed 311
SusWrite 137
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 57.6
4K Mixed 32
107% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 92.9
DQ Mixed 41.7
38% 54.6 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 329 254 175 127 MB/s
Read 415
Write 373
Mixed 310
SusWrite 231
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 27.1
70% 17.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,098,705 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $5920 mins
AmazonUS $8917 months
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 16,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $182

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 Comments

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

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Added 5 years ago.

Good

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.


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


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