Average Bench: 72.5% (430th of 956)

Based on 2,298 user benchmarks.  Models: CT120BX100SSD1, CT120BX1 00SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial BX100 120GB averaged 27.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 76.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 120GB is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 157MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 492 522
164 Write 180 189
208 Mixed 251 276
95.4 SusWrite 157 186
59.6% 270 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 25.5 30.8
41.5 4K Write 76.2 109
14.8 4K Mixed 28 41.4
115% 43.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 174 262
60.6 DQ Write 154 188
15.3 DQ Mixed 78 173
82% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 177 177 178 178 179 MB/s
Read 514
Write 177
Mixed 237
SusWrite 175
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 45
172% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 172
141% 204 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 181 185 186 186 186 MB/s
Read 516
Write 186
Mixed 231
SusWrite 183
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 40.6
149% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 174
144% 208 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 133 111 141 141 142 MB/s
Read 312
Write 139
Mixed 179
SusWrite 134
42% 191 MB/s
4K Read 9.4
4K Write 64.2
4K Mixed 15.6
68% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 157
126% 178 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,979,188 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $67 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $7014 months
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Typical BX100 120GB Builds (Compare 13,986 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $952

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