Average Bench: 52.9% (859th of 1058)

Based on 29,847 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 47.0% 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 25.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 463MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 49.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 16.7MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 113MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 29,847 samples)
Min Avg Max
339 Read 463 513
144 Write 359 447
12.2 Mixed 167 421
75.3 SusWrite 113 235
61% 275 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.9 4K Read 25.7 35.7
5.52 4K Write 29.3 105
0.61 4K Mixed 12.7 30.5
70.7% 22.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
78.5 DQ Read 158 196
8.98 DQ Write 199 342
0.5 DQ Mixed 16.7 45.9
57.6% 125 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 220 217 116 109 61 MB/s
Read 438
Write 392
Mixed 356
SusWrite 153
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 15.7
65% 23.8 MB/s
DQ Read 53.5
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 32.1
73% 142 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 65 31 27 44 25 MB/s
Read 493
Write 393
Mixed 376
SusWrite 86.3
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 8.4
4K Mixed 4.9
59% 15.1 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 17.1
DQ Mixed 3.5
18% 42.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,553,673 SSDs tested.


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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 64,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 47%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $62

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $571

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7 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


2 years ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


7 months ago.

Gives new life to a imedia sa 3600 from packard bell


22 months ago.

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

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