Average Bench: 91.2% (298th of 1053)

Based on 10,643 user benchmarks.  Models: CT500BX100SSD1, CT500BX1 00SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX100 500GB averaged just 8.8% 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 185MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 37MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 500GB is 44.7%. 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 308MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 350MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 475 515
315 Write 401 438
23.4 Mixed 308 348
193 SusWrite 350 438
86% 383 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.6 4K Read 25.9 30.3
37.3 4K Write 78.5 109
19.8 4K Mixed 37 44.7
128% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
124 DQ Read 248 275
92.6 DQ Write 256 301
39.6 DQ Mixed 185 210
158% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
250GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 406 419 413 416 427 MB/s
Read 498
Write 415
Mixed 340
SusWrite 410
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 43.7
154% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 204
174% 255 MB/s
322GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 392 413 426 423 427 MB/s
Read 496
Write 417
Mixed 326
SusWrite 397
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 42.9
152% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 208
176% 255 MB/s
104GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 430 232 428 437 437 MB/s
Read 508
Write 428
Mixed 347
SusWrite 398
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 40.9
142% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 207
169% 239 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 424 422 422 422 424 MB/s
Read 497
Write 422
Mixed 338
SusWrite 422
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 36.7
124% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 208
178% 261 MB/s
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 259 250 172 180 175 MB/s
Read 401
Write 398
Mixed 318
SusWrite 217
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 23.1
68% 17.6 MB/s
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $654 mins
AmazonUS $8915 months
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Typical BX100 500GB Builds (Compare 14,419 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7010

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $142

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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

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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