Average Bench: 59.4% (751st of 1021)

Based on 738 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT120M500SSD3, Crucial_ CT120M500SSD3

Average average bench

The Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB averaged 40.5% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 96MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 62.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB is 33.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 97.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 738 samples)
Min Avg Max
336 Read 423 495
120 Write 132 139
152 Mixed 190 211
43.8 SusWrite 97.2 134
46.2% 211 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 19.7 26.6
21.4 4K Write 62.8 110
11 4K Mixed 23.4 35.5
93.1% 35.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.2 DQ Read 214 259
77.4 DQ Write 122 139
12.4 DQ Mixed 96 157
90.7% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 45 23 33 42 35 MB/s
Read 417
Write 119
Mixed 200
SusWrite 46.4
43% 196 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 31.1
121% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 84.8
88% 148 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 127 128 128 128 MB/s
Read 390
Write 128
Mixed 186
SusWrite 127
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 22
106% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 150
123% 179 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 103 85 85 85 84 MB/s
Read 405
Write 138
Mixed 194
SusWrite 85.1
45% 205 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 22.7
89% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 153
124% 180 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 75 84 81 82 80 MB/s
Read 396
Write 136
Mixed 193
SusWrite 85.5
44% 203 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 50.8
4K Mixed 22.8
88% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 141
118% 175 MB/s
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 121 112 110 114 110 MB/s
Read 322
Write 140
Mixed 192
SusWrite 116
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 29.7
4K Mixed 16.2
55% 19.4 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 118
92% 128 MB/s
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 109 109 110 107 107 MB/s
Read 303
Write 119
Mixed 162
SusWrite 109
38% 173 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 17.7
4K Mixed 13.7
43% 14 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 126
104% 152 MB/s
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Typical M500 mSATA 120GB Builds (Compare 60,246 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $732

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