Average Bench: 60% (714th of 1003)

Based on 3,675 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Above average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 39.9% 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 27MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 463MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 59.1%. 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 22.6MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 151MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,675 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 463 512
217 Write 377 443
13.8 Mixed 244 419
76.1 SusWrite 151 372
68.8% 309 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.4 4K Read 27 36.5
5.55 4K Write 45.4 116
0.5 4K Mixed 15.7 31
85.1% 29.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.5 DQ Read 157 192
9.18 DQ Write 210 343
0.5 DQ Mixed 22.6 45.8
61.9% 130 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: 411 426 432 428 324 83 MB/s
Read 474
Write 423
Mixed 408
SusWrite 351
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 26.8
129% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 44.4
93% 184 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 148 94 56 33 53 MB/s
Read 491
Write 423
Mixed 418
SusWrite 132
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 31.1
145% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 45.1
86% 167 MB/s
79GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 38 38 37 29 29 MB/s
Read 466
Write 404
Mixed 395
SusWrite 87.5
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 14.9
4K Mixed 5
64% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 1.1
74% 175 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,013,832 SSDs tested.

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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 7,381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 129% - Outstanding Total price: $476

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Excellent

9 days ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


Excellent

7 months ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


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