Overall Score 4.3  

Crucial have recently been refreshing and extending their ranges of memory, with DDR4 and SSDs with new models such as the Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs. Performance, silence and low power have become the norm and unless you are wanting big storage numbers, you won’t go wrong with an SSD. Crucial have been manufacturers for years now and they have a big product catalogue to browse and now they are expanding their range even further.

We are reviewing the BX100 500Gb SSD, BX being Crucial’s entry level SSD’s in a 500Gb configuration. We will put it through a series of synthetic and real world tests, let’s see what it can offer.

This is what Crucial say about the BX100;

Outlast and outperform your hard drive. Boot up almost instantly. Load programs in seconds. And accelerate demanding applications with ease. It all starts with ditching your hard drive.

Engineered to outlast and outperform your hard drive, the Crucial BX100 SSD makes nearly everything on your computer faster and more efficient.


  • Sequential reads/writes up to 535 / 450 MB/s on all file types
  • Random reads/writes up to 90k / 87k IOPS on all file types
  • Over 15x faster than a typical hard drive
  • Over 2x more reliable than a typical hard drive
  • Over 2x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
  • Available in 2.5-inch form factor
  • Capacities up to 1TB
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Life Expectancy (MTTF) 1.5 million hours
  • 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
  • User-upgradeable firmware

Advanced Features

  • Thermal Monitoring
  • Data Path Protection
  • Active Garbage Collection
  • TRIM Support
  • Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)
  • Error Correction Code (ECC)

Product Shots

The SSD arrives in Crucial’s minimal but effective branding and packaging.




A 2.5″ (7mm) SSD, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis True Image HD certificate and the disk are included. Enough for a basic installation or upgrading and transferring the old storage image to your new drive.

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