Average Bench: 90.7% (308th of 1058)

Based on 11,713 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 9.3% 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 45.5%. 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 314MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 349MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,713 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 478 516
293 Write 398 438
189 Mixed 314 349
186 SusWrite 349 438
86.3% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 26.3 30.5
23.9 4K Write 76.3 110
19.3 4K Mixed 36.7 45.1
127% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
152 DQ Read 247 275
92.8 DQ Write 249 302
65.8 DQ Mixed 186 210
157% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 429 434 438 438 435 MB/s
Read 505
Write 429
Mixed 330
SusWrite 428
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 43.4
153% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 207
173% 250 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 263 425 435 287 206 MB/s
Read 511
Write 436
Mixed 343
SusWrite 312
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 40.8
142% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 209
176% 254 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 364 361 364 360 361 MB/s
Read 426
Write 359
Mixed 300
SusWrite 361
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 31.2
105% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 208
178% 259 MB/s
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 176 304 258 217 242 MB/s
Read 452
Write 384
Mixed 306
SusWrite 254
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 32.1
113% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 209
176% 254 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,339,047 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $5918 mins
AmazonUS $8923 months
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 19,182 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: $259

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 Comments

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

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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

4 years ago.

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


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