SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,108 user samples
44,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 13GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 88GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 213th / 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
78.7 % -10% 86.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s -4% 504 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
319 MB/s -12% 357 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+40%
25.5 MB/s -40%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
56.7 MB/s -43% 81 MB/s Much faster random write.
+43%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
326 MB/s -27% 413 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+27%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
20.5 MB/s -40% 28.7 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+40%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s -3% 525 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
351 MB/s -5% 370 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+5%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+44%
31 MB/s -44%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
84.4 MB/s -36% 115 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+36%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s -21% 431 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+21%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.8 MB/s -43% 38.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+43%
Market Share
Based on 3,849,165 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.98 % Hugely higher market share.
+383%
0.41 % -383%
Value
Value For Money
66 % -7% 70.7 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +5% 62 % -5%
Price
Price (score)
$120 +3% $124 -3%
Age
Newest
50 Months -36% 32 Months Much more recent.
+36%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+31%
278 MB/s -31%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
240 MB/s -30% 312 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+30%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,065 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+5%
1014 Pts -5%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
83.5 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+15%
72.4 MB/s -15%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
185 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+5%
176 MB/s -5%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
148 MB/s -45% 215 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+45%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
48.5 MB/s -5% 51 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+5%
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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