CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
SamsungMZ-75E250B

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

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 182,373 user samples
8,405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 232GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 862
173,968 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% 178GB free
Worst Bench: 66% 198GB free
Poor: 66% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.1 % -11% 94.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s +1% 494 MB/s -1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
354 MB/s -10% 389 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+10%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s -50% 37.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
+50%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
80 MB/s +3% 77.4 MB/s -3%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
409 MB/s +4% 393 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.7 MB/s -18% 32.8 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+18%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s +1% 517 MB/s -1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
371 MB/s -12% 417 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.8 MB/s -56% 48 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+56%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
109 MB/s -6%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
432 MB/s +2% 422 MB/s -2%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38 MB/s -28% 48.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 4,418,747 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % -2,297% 8.63 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,297%
Value
Value For Money
58.8 % -60% 94 % Much better value.
+60%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -100% 124 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
Price
Price (score)
$155 -39% $95 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
34 Months +3% 35 Months -3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
278 MB/s -36% 379 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+36%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
314 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
284 MB/s -11%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,016 Pts -15% 1,172 Pts Stronger server IO.
+15%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72.3 MB/s -67% 121 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+67%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s -19% 191 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+19%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+16%
181 MB/s -16%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
48.1 MB/s -36% 65.2 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+36%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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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]

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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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