Average Bench: 57.3% (767th of 1016)

Based on 9,496 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 42.7% 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 27.6MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 470MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 54.1%. 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 20.8MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 129MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,496 samples)
Min Avg Max
358 Read 470 513
221 Write 384 446
12.8 Mixed 220 422
76.5 SusWrite 129 333
66.9% 301 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 27.6 35.8
6.46 4K Write 41.1 114
0.5 4K Mixed 13.4 30.2
80.8% 27.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.2 DQ Read 152 189
8.88 DQ Write 197 344
0.5 DQ Mixed 20.8 45.9
58.6% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
112GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 314 73 62 69 63 MB/s
Read 399
Write 313
Mixed 320
SusWrite 154
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 14.8
92% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 45.6
93% 184 MB/s
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 69 72 60 60 81 MB/s
Read 507
Write 418
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 114
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 16.6
4K Mixed 22.3
85% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 96.1
DQ Mixed 34.4
34% 52.9 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 56 68 60 81 59 MB/s
Read 504
Write 310
Mixed 403
SusWrite 116
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 14.3
4K Mixed 1.2
56% 15.4 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 1.1
68% 160 MB/s
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 41 41 53 41 46 MB/s
Read 444
Write 402
Mixed 24.4
SusWrite 95.7
53% 242 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 17.8
4K Mixed 1
45% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 17.1
DQ Mixed 1.1
26% 68.8 MB/s
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 42 53 15 61 30 MB/s
Read 513
Write 214
Mixed 295
SusWrite 90.3
61% 278 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 0.6
44% 11.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,680,567 SSDs tested.

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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 26,315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $68

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $432

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Excellent

6 months ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


Excellent

14 months ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


Good

4 months ago.

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


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