Average Bench: 54.6% (843rd of 1058)

Based on 34,021 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 45.4% 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 26.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 215MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 51.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 118MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 19.4MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 34,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 459 511
214 Write 367 443
10.5 Mixed 202 422
76.4 SusWrite 118 259
63.6% 287 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.1 4K Read 26.8 35.5
4.55 4K Write 34.1 105
0.4 4K Mixed 13.1 30.7
75.4% 24.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
32.7 DQ Read 158 201
16.5 DQ Write 215 343
0.5 DQ Mixed 19.4 46.2
61.2% 131 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
87GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 58 58 81 50 50 MB/s
Read 501
Write 441
Mixed 427
SusWrite 109
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 15.7
4K Mixed 8.5
80% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 1.1
74% 174 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 131 41 46 55 67 MB/s
Read 452
Write 381
Mixed 376
SusWrite 94.3
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 11.9
4K Mixed 1.2
52% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 1.1
67% 156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,070,365 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 82,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $543

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18 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.


18 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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