Average Bench: 88% (295th of 1011)

Based on 6,625 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 11.9% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 178MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.7MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 51%. 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 296MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 336MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 6,625 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 467 513
290 Write 392 438
21 Mixed 296 346
159 SusWrite 336 434
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 25.1 30.6
9.46 4K Write 75.8 115
14.9 4K Mixed 35.7 46
124% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.7 DQ Read 238 275
78.5 DQ Write 248 300
29.5 DQ Mixed 178 210
152% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
203GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 428 426 436 438 438 MB/s
Read 516
Write 432
Mixed 342
SusWrite 429
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 37.2
130% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 195
DQ Write 79.1
DQ Mixed 102
85% 126 MB/s
225GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 413 415 414 270 408 MB/s
Read 506
Write 401
Mixed 330
SusWrite 387
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 40.9
140% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 87.1
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 99.9
84% 119 MB/s
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 287 204 165 141 MB/s
Read 484
Write 426
Mixed 331
SusWrite 205
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 35.3
121% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 206
176% 257 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,121 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 22,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,289

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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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