Average Bench: 91.7% (270th of 1030)

Based on 3,959 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX300SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX300 120GB averaged just 8.3% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 199MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 42.1MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX300 120GB is 60.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX300 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 281MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 206MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,959 samples)
Min Avg Max
350 Read 472 515
176 Write 380 461
168 Mixed 363 443
138 SusWrite 281 416
83.9% 374 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 31.4 42.2
35.1 4K Write 80.4 118
24.3 4K Mixed 42.1 57.1
144% 51.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
141 DQ Read 206 282
96.7 DQ Write 283 354
97.5 DQ Mixed 199 240
163% 229 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 393 416 424 342 87 MB/s
Read 484
Write 424
Mixed 406
SusWrite 337
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 48.5
163% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 235
196% 281 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,806,534 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Aug '17
AmazonUS $807 months
EbayUS $31518 mins
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Typical BX300 120GB Builds (Compare 1,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $875

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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 2 years ago.

Good

14 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!


Good

18 months ago.

Excellent product, very good performance!!!


Average

17 months ago.

MLC

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


Good

21 months ago.

It's tiny as $hit but o-boy if it's faster than a HDD. And also, for some reason, is cheap as hell :D


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