Average Bench: 60.2% (726th of 1011)

Based on 596 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT120M500SSD3, Crucial_ CT120M500SSD3

Above average average bench

The Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB averaged 39.7% 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 Write Speed 64.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 68.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB is 33.3%. 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 99.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 596 samples)
Min Avg Max
349 Read 449 496
124 Write 131 139
142 Mixed 191 212
43.5 SusWrite 99.3 135
47.7% 218 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.6 4K Read 20 26.9
21.7 4K Write 64.7 111
9.8 4K Mixed 22 35.1
92.7% 35.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.8 DQ Read 191 258
52 DQ Write 118 139
9.99 DQ Mixed 68.2 155
74.1% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 105 106 104 105 101 MB/s
Read 422
Write 139
Mixed 197
SusWrite 107
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 32.4
122% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 156
125% 180 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 93 94 95 94 94 MB/s
Read 420
Write 136
Mixed 201
SusWrite 95.3
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 74.3
4K Mixed 31.5
116% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 144
120% 175 MB/s
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 66 62 55 56 55 MB/s
Read 349
Write 125
Mixed 182
SusWrite 64.9
40% 180 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 26.6
102% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 98.4
96% 156 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 128 132 131 135 137 MB/s
Read 360
Write 135
Mixed 196
SusWrite 131
45% 206 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 36.4
4K Mixed 20.1
70% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 146
113% 156 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,798,908 SSDs tested.

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Typical M500 mSATA 120GB Builds (Compare 41,649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 34%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 30% - Below average Total price: $839

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