Average Bench: 92.1% (274th of 1040)

Based on 9,021 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 7.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 191MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 41.2%. 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 309MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 346MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 475 514
326 Write 404 439
23.4 Mixed 309 348
179 SusWrite 346 438
86% 384 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.5 4K Read 26.2 30.6
36.8 4K Write 81 114
23.4 4K Mixed 37.7 45.9
131% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
189 DQ Read 253 275
145 DQ Write 263 301
46.2 DQ Mixed 191 210
162% 235 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
386GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 407 408 407 407 406 MB/s
Read 503
Write 396
Mixed 344
SusWrite 406
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 40.8
138% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 164
129% 179 MB/s
217GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 375 401 405 413 412 MB/s
Read 488
Write 410
Mixed 322
SusWrite 401
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 60.8
4K Mixed 34.3
114% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 208
178% 260 MB/s
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 384 404 267 416 283 MB/s
Read 457
Write 398
Mixed 317
SusWrite 344
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 31
102% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 208
177% 258 MB/s
394GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 332 347 371 368 364 350 MB/s
Read 386
Write 363
Mixed 291
SusWrite 355
79% 349 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 24.7
78% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 192
160% 228 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 120 123 121 122 122 MB/s
Read 355
Write 217
Mixed 233
SusWrite 116
51% 231 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 27.7
90% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 35.4
DQ Mixed 118
81% 104 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $6517 mins
AmazonUS $8912 months
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 2,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,011

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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

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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