SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of M500 vs BX100

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Significantly higher capacity 960 GB vs 500 GB More than 90% higher capacity
Slightly faster 512K sequential read 512.18 MB/s vs 436.93 MB/s More than 15% faster 512K sequential read
Front view of Crucial BX100

Reasons to consider the
Crucial BX100

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Faster 4k random read 248.37 MB/s vs 126.46 MB/s More than 95% faster 4k random read
Significantly faster windows 7 boot-up time 5.5 s vs 8.8 s Around 40% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 31,363 pts vs 24,678 pts More than 25% higher PCMark vantage score
Slightly faster 4k random write 80.74 MB/s vs 66.2 MB/s More than 20% faster 4k random write
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 49.4 s vs 57.4 s Around 15% faster photoshop lens filter
Lower 4k random read access time 1.01 ms vs 1.98 ms Around 50% lower 4k random read access time
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 504.4 MB/s vs 306.5 MB/s Around 65% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
Lower 4k random write access time 3.1 ms vs 3.78 ms Around 20% lower 4k random write access time
Lower avg. power consumption 1.94 Watts vs 2.13 Watts Around 10% lower avg. power consumption

Benchmarks Real world tests of Crucial M500 vs BX100

4K Random Read

Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s
BX100
248.37 MB/s

4K Random Write

Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s
BX100
80.74 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Crucial M500
8.8 s
BX100
5.5 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Crucial M500
2.13 Watts
BX100
1.94 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Crucial M500
3.78 ms
BX100
3.1 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Crucial M500
1.98 ms
BX100
1.01 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Crucial M500  vs BX100 

9.4
9.7
Personally, I would still buy the MX100 because its price is just too good, and saving $5 on the 250 GB variant really is not worth it deviating from the nearly perfect MX100.
BX100

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