Average Bench: 89.8% (281st of 1021)

Based on 7,544 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 10.2% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 181MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 46.2%. 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 305MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 336MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
365 Read 472 515
320 Write 401 439
22 Mixed 305 347
178 SusWrite 336 435
84.9% 379 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 26.1 30.6
12.2 4K Write 77.6 112
21.7 4K Mixed 36.9 45.7
128% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.6 DQ Read 243 275
85.6 DQ Write 249 301
38.3 DQ Mixed 181 210
154% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 383 392 401 379 353 369 MB/s
Read 420
Write 377
Mixed 302
SusWrite 379
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 12.4
4K Write 64.5
4K Mixed 18.5
77% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 203
172% 249 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 26,444,441 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $895 months
EbayUS $9913 mins
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 27,612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $386

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,235

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 Comments

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

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Added 4 years ago.

Good

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.


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


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