Average Bench: 58.1% (751st of 1011)

Based on 7,000 user benchmarks.  Model: CT120BX500SSD1

Average average bench

The Crucial BX500 120GB averaged 41.9% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 27.1MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 219MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 53%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX500 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 133MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 21.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,000 samples)
Min Avg Max
345 Read 462 512
221 Write 379 444
12.6 Mixed 229 423
75.5 SusWrite 133 353
66.9% 301 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.8 4K Read 27.1 36.2
5.9 4K Write 41.1 107
0.52 4K Mixed 14.7 30.3
81.7% 27.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
31.3 DQ Read 159 194
9.06 DQ Write 219 344
0.5 DQ Mixed 21.6 46
63.1% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 449 280 61 68 72 MB/s
Read 514
Write 448
Mixed 430
SusWrite 229
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 30.9
152% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 46.7
98% 193 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 232 88 45 42 63 MB/s
Read 503
Write 442
Mixed 413
SusWrite 153
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 30.4
149% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 214
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 45.7
97% 195 MB/s
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 44 42 41 31 38 MB/s
Read 508
Write 444
Mixed 24.5
SusWrite 77.5
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 56.5
4K Mixed 30.3
76% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 42.8
83% 162 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 277 135 82 60 59 MB/s
Read 503
Write 382
Mixed 385
SusWrite 132
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 15.7
62% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 44.6
91% 180 MB/s
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 35 66 38 47 48 MB/s
Read 480
Write 408
Mixed 24.2
SusWrite 93.1
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 12.3
4K Mixed 12.5
48% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 1.1
71% 167 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 32 44 37 38 27 MB/s
Read 513
Write 403
Mixed 402
SusWrite 83.9
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 15.1
4K Mixed 6.1
68% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 9
DQ Mixed 1.5
25% 64.6 MB/s
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 121 45 47 47 41 MB/s
Read 361
Write 212
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 85.1
36% 167 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 22.1
67% 16.9 MB/s
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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 17,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $71

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $439

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Excellent

3 months ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


Excellent

11 months ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


Good

24 days ago.

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


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