Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,576 user samples
8,922 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 207GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 123rd / 859
49,654 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 3GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 61GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 206th / 859
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
79.3 % -8%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s +4% 484 MB/s -4%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
354 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
313 MB/s -13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s -44% 36.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
80.9 MB/s Much faster random write.
58 MB/s -39%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
411 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
323 MB/s -27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
20.9 MB/s -34%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s +3% 510 MB/s -3%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
370 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
352 MB/s -5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.8 MB/s -47% 45.3 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
83.4 MB/s -37%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
431 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
357 MB/s -21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
27.3 MB/s -40%
Market Share
Based on 4,139,020 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % -503% 1.93 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
59.1 % Slightly better value.
56.2 % -5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -6% 66 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$155 -3% $150 +3%
33 Months Much more recent.
51 Months -35%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
278 MB/s -33% 370 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
241 MB/s -30%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,014 Pts -6% 1,074 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72.3 MB/s -17% 84.8 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s -21% 195 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
208 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
151 MB/s -38%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
47.4 MB/s -3% 48.9 MB/s +3%
250GB 250GB

The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 uses a Silicon Motion controller as opposed to the Marvel controller found in the MX range. Feature wise the BX100 is missing SLC caching and there is no hardware encryption (so security frameworks such as windows Bitlocker will operate less efficiently). In terms of I/O performance the BX100 looks promising. Comparing the BX100 and MX100 shows that the newer BX100 may be faster than its predecessor but as yet there are insufficient user benchmarks to draw any definitive conclusions. The BX100 has only just started hitting the shelves so there's plenty of room for price reductions from its already reasonable price tag. I will revisit this review when I have more performance data for the BX100. [Jan '15 SSDrivePro]


The Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2017 SSD Rankings.

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