Average Bench: 74.8% (514th of 1012)

Based on 4,088 user benchmarks.  Models: CT120BX100SSD1, CT120BX1 00SSD1

Good average bench

The Crucial BX100 120GB averaged 25.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 120GB is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 155MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 180MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 4,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 466 511
162 Write 180 189
96 Mixed 221 245
96.9 SusWrite 155 186
56.4% 256 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17 4K Read 25.6 30.5
25.7 4K Write 75.5 108
15.4 4K Mixed 33.9 41.9
122% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.7 DQ Read 235 263
72.4 DQ Write 169 189
35.1 DQ Mixed 146 174
124% 183 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 145 163 157 164 153 MB/s
Read 482
Write 182
Mixed 231
SusWrite 160
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 37.4
140% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 169
140% 203 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 173 182 182 183 182 MB/s
Read 507
Write 183
Mixed 247
SusWrite 179
62% 279 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 31.5
122% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 172
142% 206 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 177 179 176 179 165 MB/s
Read 330
Write 186
Mixed 206
SusWrite 174
50% 224 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 28.3
91% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 152
127% 185 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,094,986 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX100 120GB Builds (Compare 22,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 49%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $817

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