Average Bench: 59.3% (774th of 1040)

Based on 788 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT120M500SSD3, Crucial_ CT120M500SSD3

Average average bench

The Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB averaged 40.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 109MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 63.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB is 32.6%. 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 96.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 132MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 788 samples)
Min Avg Max
329 Read 410 492
120 Write 132 140
157 Mixed 191 209
44.8 SusWrite 96.8 134
45.5% 207 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.4 4K Read 19.7 26.2
21.8 4K Write 63.1 109
11.7 4K Mixed 24.2 35.6
94.2% 35.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 224 259
81 DQ Write 124 139
15.2 DQ Mixed 109 157
98.5% 152 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 75 65 63 58 56 MB/s
Read 424
Write 140
Mixed 207
SusWrite 70.8
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 35.5
138% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 34.2
68% 141 MB/s
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 37 39 35 39 33 MB/s
Read 422
Write 140
Mixed 207
SusWrite 46.6
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 35.8
140% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 24.3
60% 130 MB/s
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 55 45 43 44 37 MB/s
Read 389
Write 133
Mixed 193
SusWrite 52.6
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 30.3
109% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 121
110% 170 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 70 75 70 66 64 MB/s
Read 403
Write 136
Mixed 188
SusWrite 75.6
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 23
91% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 122
102% 148 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,763,914 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical M500 mSATA 120GB Builds (Compare 20,985 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 16% - Very poor Total price: $453

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