Average Bench: 54.5% (844th of 1058)

Based on 28,321 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 45.5% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 467MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 51.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 17.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 115MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 28,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 467 513
191 Write 362 441
10.6 Mixed 201 422
73.2 SusWrite 115 264
63.5% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 26.3 35.6
4.49 4K Write 31.5 104
0.4 4K Mixed 13.8 30.8
74.3% 23.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
56 DQ Read 158 201
8.98 DQ Write 211 341
0.4 DQ Mixed 17.9 46.4
60% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 73 41 31 25 53 MB/s
Read 501
Write 412
Mixed 398
SusWrite 72.4
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 27.2
130% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 43.6
81% 155 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 27 59 26 33 54 MB/s
Read 478
Write 306
Mixed 8.7
SusWrite 82.5
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 8.1
4K Mixed 28.7
64% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 17
DQ Mixed 1
26% 67.4 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 60 46 29 21 36 MB/s
Read 440
Write 373
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 80.3
50% 230 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 11.6
4K Mixed 13
51% 14.3 MB/s
DQ Read 133
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 0.5
65% 150 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 229 38 33 64 29 MB/s
Read 495
Write 427
Mixed 10.2
SusWrite 86.7
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 5.9
4K Mixed 16.1
65% 16.5 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,497,146 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 71,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $681

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11 months ago.

This is fastest/cheapest way to take an old sluggish comp that has not had any upgrades in years, & spending like 35$ to make it run like 10 times as fast just by adding this (depending on old comp stuff, but really just adding to put OS on it and a couple programs always used on it) Idt there is a cheaper faster way to get more performance increase overall than by getting one of these lil cheap things.


2 years ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


3 years ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


11 months ago.

Gives new life to a imedia sa 3600 from packard bell


2 years ago.

Just for boost it feel best and cheap. slap on a old hardware it better than price one

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