CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,587 user samples
7,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 118GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 179GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 347th / 859
8,104 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 118GB free
Worst Bench: 67% 51GB free
Poor: 67% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 115th / 859
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
68.4 % -27% 86.6 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
464 MB/s -9% 504 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
298 MB/s -20% 357 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.5 MB/s -13% 25.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+13%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
58.5 MB/s -38% 81 MB/s Much faster random write.
+38%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
308 MB/s -34% 413 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+34%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
17 MB/s -69% 28.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+69%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
484 MB/s -8% 525 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+8%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
338 MB/s -9% 370 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+9%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.5 MB/s -13% 31 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+13%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
81.7 MB/s -41% 115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+41%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s -27% 431 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.3 MB/s -58% 38.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+58%
Market Share
Based on 3,849,016 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % Much higher market share.
+76%
0.41 % -76%
Value
Value For Money
74.5 % Slightly better value.
+5%
70.7 % -5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +5% 62 % -5%
Price
Price (score)
$93 Cheaper.
+25%
$124 -25%
Age
Newest
15 Months Much more recent.
+53%
32 Months -53%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
230 MB/s -21% 278 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+21%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
221 MB/s -41% 312 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+41%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
802 Pts -26% 1014 Pts Stronger server IO.
+26%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.4 MB/s -79% 72.4 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+79%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
128 MB/s -38% 176 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+38%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
138 MB/s -56% 215 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+56%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
26.2 MB/s -95% 51 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+95%
Capacity
Capacity
275GB 250GB
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The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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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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