Average Bench: 90.8% (304th of 1058)

Based on 12,678 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 9.2% 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 186MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 44.1%. 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 316MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 348MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,678 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 475 513
318 Write 402 438
240 Mixed 316 349
178 SusWrite 348 436
86.4% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.9 4K Read 26.2 30.2
21.4 4K Write 77.8 110
19.5 4K Mixed 36.7 45
128% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
157 DQ Read 248 275
97.7 DQ Write 252 302
100 DQ Mixed 186 210
157% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 435 436 439 435 439 MB/s
Read 499
Write 437
Mixed 348
SusWrite 430
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 43.5
152% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 209
178% 260 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 435 432 429 433 431 MB/s
Read 495
Write 429
Mixed 352
SusWrite 432
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 40.4
144% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 208
179% 261 MB/s
42GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 431 434 437 436 435 MB/s
Read 498
Write 435
Mixed 347
SusWrite 434
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 82.6
4K Mixed 40.3
139% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 209
177% 256 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 436 216 205 182 174 MB/s
Read 494
Write 434
Mixed 349
SusWrite 275
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 43.2
152% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 209
179% 261 MB/s
343GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 410 393 431 436 437 MB/s
Read 491
Write 432
Mixed 324
SusWrite 404
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 37.2
127% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 208
175% 252 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $699 days
AmazonUS $892 years
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 22,768 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $175

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 Comments

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

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Added 6 years ago.

Good

4 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

5 years ago.

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


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