CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
SamsungMZ-7KE256BW

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

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,226 user samples
10,745 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 59GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 8GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 221st / 955
41,481 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 152GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 72% 122GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.8 % 105 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
483 MB/s +2% 475 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
351 MB/s 420 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.7 MB/s 34.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+34%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81 MB/s 96.3 MB/s Faster random write.
+19%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
321 MB/s 341 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
32.9 MB/s 45.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+37%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
268 MB/s 360 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+34%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
522 MB/s +1% 518 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
371 MB/s 490 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+32%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.9 MB/s 44 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+42%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
116 MB/s 131 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
429 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+12%
382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.9 MB/s 57.9 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
363 MB/s 478 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+32%
Market Share
Based on 7,585,287 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % 0.67 % Hugely higher market share.
+272%
Value
Value For Money
76.7 % 81.6 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 97 % Much more popular.
+56%
Price
Price (score)
$110 Cheaper.
+19%
$136
Age
Newest
42 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
48 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
281 MB/s 388 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+38%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
321 MB/s 353 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+10%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,028 Pts 1,279 Pts Stronger server IO.
+24%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
197 MB/s 357 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+81%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
224 MB/s 342 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+53%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
257 MB/s 303 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+18%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
131 MB/s 301 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+130%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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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 256GB Samsung 850 Pro is the fastest consumer SSD we have seen to date. Thanks to Samsung's new 3D V-NAND the 850 Pro has lower power consumption and better performance, albeit marginally, than both the 840 Evo and 840 Pro. Looking at the benchmark figures for the 840 and 850 Pros shows that the effective performance improvement is 10% whereas the 850 Pro beats the 840 Evo by 16%. These drives effectively saturate SATA 3.0 making it difficult to distinguish between them in day-to-day use. At current prices the 850 Pro is prohibitively expensive, prices need to drop by 15% before it approaches the 840 Pro from a value perspective. Samsung may release a value orientated 850 Evo soon, but for now "most" users are better off with the 840 Pro. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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