Average Bench: 61.3% (713th of 1011)

Based on 5,943 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 38.7% 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 Read Speed 27.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 215MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 57.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 22.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 144MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,943 samples)
Min Avg Max
347 Read 468 513
224 Write 390 449
12.7 Mixed 249 424
76.6 SusWrite 144 356
69.6% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 27.5 36.1
6.3 4K Write 50.1 120
0.7 4K Mixed 15.8 31.3
88.5% 31.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.3 DQ Read 160 197
13.8 DQ Write 215 345
0.5 DQ Mixed 22.8 46.1
63.1% 132 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 426 422 395 391 383 MB/s
Read 484
Write 436
Mixed 406
SusWrite 409
98% 433 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 26.1
125% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 44.6
93% 182 MB/s
39GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 65 42 46 48 48 MB/s
Read 515
Write 449
Mixed 428
SusWrite 102
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 15.5
4K Mixed 10.4
69% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 1
75% 176 MB/s
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 228 132 132 132 113 MB/s
Read 464
Write 416
Mixed 400
SusWrite 155
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 12.7
4K Mixed 1.2
47% 13.2 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 1.1
73% 171 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 207 53 27 30 30 MB/s
Read 416
Write 335
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 80.6
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 3.1
38% 9.67 MB/s
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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 10,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $475

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best cheapest, highest value for money


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This is one best buy for a laptop.


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