Average Bench: 91.6% (297th of 1059)

Based on 13,478 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 8.4% 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 189MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 40.9%. 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 314MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 349MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 13,478 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 472 511
331 Write 403 438
234 Mixed 314 349
174 SusWrite 349 438
86.3% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 26.4 30.3
35.4 4K Write 80.3 110
20.7 4K Mixed 37.2 45.2
130% 47.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
181 DQ Read 251 275
99 DQ Write 254 302
97.3 DQ Mixed 189 210
159% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
78GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 440 418 164 437 441 MB/s
Read 500
Write 442
Mixed 347
SusWrite 390
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 44.6
161% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 209
174% 249 MB/s
261GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 176 288 430 441 442 MB/s
Read 498
Write 438
Mixed 351
SusWrite 362
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 41.3
145% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 209
179% 262 MB/s
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 421 426 435 436 437 MB/s
Read 484
Write 428
Mixed 333
SusWrite 421
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 38.8
132% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 205
172% 248 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 7,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $787

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

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5 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.


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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