Crucial BX100 500GB SSD Review – A Best Value SSD


Test Setup

In testing the Crucial BX100 500GB SSD I used my usual test system, Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi BK powered with an Intel Core i7-4770K CPU. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi BK
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.9GHz – 4.4GHz
CPU Cooler: DeepCool Captain 360
Memory: KLEVV Genuine DDR3 2666MHz 8GB
Hard Drive: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB (OS)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum

Just a note: The benchmark results below are the results I got during my tests and benchmarking. You may or may not get the same exact results. During my tests, each result does not remain at a constant or fix read/write speed. The results below are not cherry picked as well. But the results are the more constant numbers I got while running the same benchmark several times.

Crucial BX100 500GB SSD Benchmarks

ATTO Disk Benchmark
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - ATTO

ATTO Disk Benchmark returned the highest result and it’s actually a tad higher than its rated speed. But ATTO doesn’t show real world performance.

HD Tune Pro
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - HD Tune Pro

HD Tune Pro also returned a similar sequential read/write speeds. The BX100 is performing consistently so far.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - CrystalDiskMark

Again with CrystalDiskMark benchmark, we are still getting a tad higher than expected read/write speed. I was surprised when I saw its read speed surpassing Samsung 850 Pro’s read speed in this particular test.

AJA System Test
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - AJA system

AJA System Test usually deals with incompressible data like videos. I tested the BX100 with a 720p and 1080p 10bit video with a file size of 8GB each. Both are very close to its advertised 535 MB/s read and 450 MB/s write rated speeds.

AS SSD Benchmark
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - AS SSD Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - AS SSD IOPS

Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - AS SSD Copy Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - AS SSD Compression

Anvil’s Storage Utilities
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - Anvil Compressible

Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - Anvil Mixed

Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - Anvil Incompressible

Based on the benchmark results I got with Anvil’s storage utilities, the Crucial BX100 was able to handle both 100% incompressible and compressible data very well, as well as a mixture of both incompressible and compressible data. Read speeds remained at around 527MB/s, while write speed plays around 429MB/s to 434MB/s. Those are very much acceptable results.

PC Mark 8 – Storage Test
Crucial BX100 SSD Benchmark - PCMark 8

Last but not the least, I used PC Mark 8 Storage test to benchmark the Crucial BX100 500GB SSD. This test simulates a near real world performance. Finally let’s move on to the conclusion part.

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