Average Bench: 89.9% (271st of 1011)

Based on 5,628 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 10.1% 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 186MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 49%. 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 346MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 5,628 samples)
Min Avg Max
348 Read 470 515
305 Write 399 438
22.2 Mixed 307 348
170 SusWrite 346 434
85.4% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 4K Read 25.6 30.7
10.9 4K Write 77.4 113
17.6 4K Mixed 36.3 45.9
126% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
119 DQ Read 244 275
87.3 DQ Write 257 300
41 DQ Mixed 186 210
158% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
177GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 435 437 438 438 437 MB/s
Read 510
Write 435
Mixed 337
SusWrite 437
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 41.4
143% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 208
175% 254 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 373 375 376 371 384 MB/s
Read 481
Write 388
Mixed 314
SusWrite 364
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 65.3
4K Mixed 33.8
113% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 209
176% 253 MB/s
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 392 399 407 405 404 MB/s
Read 481
Write 397
Mixed 327
SusWrite 396
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 33.5
109% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 190
149% 206 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,587,769 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 20,955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 73%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 55%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,149

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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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