Average Bench: 55% (855th of 1071)

Based on 37,154 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 44.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 223MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 52.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 18.7MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 37,154 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 463 510
215 Write 373 443
10.9 Mixed 194 422
76.3 SusWrite 114 234
63.5% 286 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.2 4K Read 27.3 36.8
5.42 4K Write 32.4 108
0.5 4K Mixed 13.2 30
75.5% 24.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
125 DQ Read 162 196
14.8 DQ Write 223 340
0.4 DQ Mixed 18.7 46.8
62.7% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 60 72 60 60 55 MB/s
Read 485
Write 430
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 112
58% 263 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 29.1
102% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 1.2
73% 170 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 96 51 20 42 37 MB/s
Read 503
Write 398
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 79.6
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 16.5
4K Mixed 23.3
81% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 0.6
49% 118 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 371 60 82 60 60 82 MB/s
Read 498
Write 434
Mixed 416
SusWrite 119
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 14.4
4K Mixed 3.5
62% 16.9 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 1.4
67% 156 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 65,443,136 SSDs tested.


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Desktop 61%
Workstation 2%
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EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $337

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2 years 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.


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2 years ago.

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4 years ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


3 years ago.

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