Average Bench: 57.3% (795th of 1040)

Based on 21,406 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. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 219MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX500 120GB is 49.5%. 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 20MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 125MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,406 samples)
Min Avg Max
369 Read 473 515
214 Write 380 444
13.2 Mixed 209 422
76.8 SusWrite 125 305
65.9% 297 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 27.6 36
6.5 4K Write 36.5 112
0.6 4K Mixed 13.9 30.6
78.9% 26 MB/s
Min Avg Max
73.9 DQ Read 158 194
14.8 DQ Write 219 342
0.5 DQ Mixed 20 46
62.1% 132 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 311 104 135 134 118 86 MB/s
Read 469
Write 405
Mixed 410
SusWrite 148
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 29
145% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 1.1
75% 176 MB/s
112GB free
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 392 73 64 68 68 MB/s
Read 508
Write 437
Mixed 407
SusWrite 177
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 60.7
4K Mixed 22.8
89% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 44.3
94% 188 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 204 49 57 58 65 MB/s
Read 498
Write 400
Mixed 404
SusWrite 98.9
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 1
91% 38.2 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 1.1
34% 82.4 MB/s
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 198 112 133 132 73 MB/s
Read 402
Write 320
Mixed 318
SusWrite 150
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 19.6
91% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 89.6
DQ Mixed 24.5
29% 48.2 MB/s
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 123 38 36 41 26 MB/s
Read 514
Write 438
Mixed 424
SusWrite 84.7
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 15.7
4K Mixed 1.2
61% 17 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 0.6
60% 142 MB/s
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 91 48 45 56 31 MB/s
Read 445
Write 227
Mixed 276
SusWrite 81
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.3
37% 8.87 MB/s
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Typical BX500 120GB Builds (Compare 41,138 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H - $63

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $501

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Excellent

16 months ago.

best cheapest, highest value for money


Excellent

2 years ago.

This is one best buy for a laptop.


Good

14 months ago.

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


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