Average Bench: 76.5% (303rd of 929)

Based on 799 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX300SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial BX300 120GB averaged 23.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial BX300 120GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 504MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX300 120GB is 38.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX300 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 99.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 34MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 799 samples)
Min Avg Max
441 Read 504 527
187 Write 346 399
217 Mixed 374 422
90.5% 408 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 4K Read 25.4 32.6
29.2 4K Write 60.7 94.3
11.5 4K Mixed 22.3 33.9
99.2% 36.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.9 DQ Read 99.8 174
41.1 DQ Write 140 271
11.6 DQ Mixed 34 59.1
49.7% 91.2 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
63GB free
Firmware: M2CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 390
Mixed 413
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 19.7
116% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 19.9
67% 143 MB/s
27GB free
Firmware: M2CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 524
Write 355
Mixed 345
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 32.6
118% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 20
38% 72 MB/s
66GB free
Firmware: M2CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 527
Write 399
Mixed 368
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 56.9
4K Mixed 29.3
112% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 43.8
DQ Mixed 17.5
18% 30.1 MB/s
51GB free
Firmware: M2CR Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 351
Mixed 156
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 26.2
4K Mixed 24.7
72% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 59.8
80% 145 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,152,990 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Aug '17
AmazonUS $435 mins
EbayUS $489 mins
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Typical BX300 120GB Builds (Compare 11,338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3-CF - $99

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $744

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 Comments

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D MLC.

You dont need a new computer, just the Crucial BX300...

Added 6 months ago.

Excellent

6 months ago.

Super fast speed for a smaller 120 drive. Compares to 850 Pro speeds for about $100 less! Found it on sale for $69.99 and is the best bang for the buck!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Comment 

Really good price to performance on this MLC SSD. for a 120GB it delivers a punch as most 120GB models have limited performance, as producers want you to buy the larger capacity, more expensive models such as 240GB and so on. This drive competes with other top quality, low price storage drives. —Nov '17


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