Average Bench: 59.7% (739th of 1012)

Based on 637 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT120M500SSD3, Crucial_ CT120M500SSD3

Average average bench

The Crucial M500 mSATA 120GB averaged 40.3% 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 81MB/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 33.2%. 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 98.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 131MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 637 samples)
Min Avg Max
342 Read 438 496
121 Write 131 139
148 Mixed 191 212
44.9 SusWrite 98.8 134
47.1% 215 MB/s
Min Avg Max
11.5 4K Read 19.8 26.7
21.5 4K Write 63.1 110
10 4K Mixed 22.5 35.2
92.2% 35.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 DQ Read 202 259
69.6 DQ Write 120 139
10.1 DQ Mixed 81 156
81.7% 134 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 86 82 80 79 78 MB/s
Read 421
Write 140
Mixed 197
SusWrite 88.6
46% 212 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 32.2
120% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 120
108% 166 MB/s
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 63 63 66 65 62 MB/s
Read 430
Write 135
Mixed 197
SusWrite 70.9
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 32.6
121% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 125
108% 164 MB/s
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 111 99 94 69 90 MB/s
Read 383
Write 136
Mixed 189
SusWrite 98
44% 202 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 26.3
91% 32.9 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 152
121% 173 MB/s
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 86 96 96 94 95 MB/s
Read 379
Write 136
Mixed 190
SusWrite 94.4
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 26.1
92% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 135
112% 165 MB/s
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 132 135 135 135 135 MB/s
Read 393
Write 137
Mixed 194
SusWrite 134
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 34
4K Mixed 20.7
71% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 158
128% 183 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,106,612 SSDs tested.

 Prices

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Typical M500 mSATA 120GB Builds (Compare 48,062 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Disqualified System: bin bin

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 29% - Poor Total price: $751

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