Average Bench: 55.6% (831st of 1058)

Based on 26,088 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 44.3% 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 25.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 458MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 57.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 128MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 21MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 26,088 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 458 513
217 Write 369 443
10.8 Mixed 207 421
76.2 SusWrite 128 338
64.5% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12 4K Read 25.9 36.7
5.6 4K Write 37.3 112
0.51 4K Mixed 13.8 30.3
76.7% 25.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31 DQ Read 153 194
14.5 DQ Write 207 342
0.4 DQ Mixed 21 46.3
60.3% 127 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
109GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 51 60 81 42 60 MB/s
Read 509
Write 443
Mixed 422
SusWrite 122
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 33
158% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 1
72% 169 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 137 79 64 60 63 MB/s
Read 506
Write 424
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 110
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 15.9
4K Mixed 21.5
83% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 1.1
71% 167 MB/s
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 106 78 60 60 81 MB/s
Read 512
Write 242
Mixed 301
SusWrite 112
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 9.5
4K Mixed 1.1
29% 8.5 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 18.2
DQ Mixed 36.8
42% 75.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,896,930 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 48%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

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3 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.


21 months ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


2 years ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


3 months ago.

Gives new life to a imedia sa 3600 from packard bell


18 months ago.

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

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