Average Bench: 58.6% (776th of 1030)

Based on 17,008 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 41.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 26.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 221MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 54.2%. 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 19.4MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,008 samples)
Min Avg Max
374 Read 467 512
220 Write 380 446
13.9 Mixed 221 423
77.8 SusWrite 139 352
67.1% 302 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 26.8 36.2
7.5 4K Write 39.9 108
0.63 4K Mixed 14.4 30.2
80.3% 27.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.7 DQ Read 157 189
15.4 DQ Write 221 344
0.5 DQ Mixed 19.4 46.1
62.1% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 110 105 80 59 58 MB/s
Read 515
Write 446
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 129
61% 279 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 15.6
4K Mixed 27.7
92% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 1.1
71% 166 MB/s
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 47 13 57 30 28 MB/s
Read 511
Write 415
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 87
57% 259 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 11.3
4K Mixed 28.3
89% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 45.2
89% 173 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 41 9.8 33 54 45 MB/s
Read 472
Write 394
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 89.1
53% 242 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 29.2
4K Mixed 25.7
74% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 1.2
57% 135 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 49 39 29 39 29 MB/s
Read 502
Write 423
Mixed 13.5
SusWrite 77.6
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 23.8
82% 21 MB/s
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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 26,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $73

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $453

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Excellent

13 months ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


Excellent

21 months ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


Good

10 months ago.

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


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