Average Bench: 85.2% - 109th / 836

Based on 4,835 user benchmarks.  Models: CT250BX1 00SSD1, CT250BX100SSD1

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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Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 250GB averaged just 14.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial BX100 250GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.4MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 156MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,835 samples)
Min Avg Max
391 Read 500 523
338 Write 356 370
345 Mixed 412 431
93.9% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 25.4 31.1
40.4 4K Write 82.7 116
14.6 4K Mixed 27.3 38.5
117% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 156 279
60.8 DQ Write 208 315
15 DQ Mixed 48.8 72.4
74% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
9GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 366
Mixed 429
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 37.3
136% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 72.4
110% 208 MB/s
183GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 366
Mixed 421
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 36.3
137% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 72.4
98% 174 MB/s
110GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 366
Mixed 428
97% 439 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 31.4
129% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 19.9
88% 195 MB/s
17GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 371
Mixed 371
92% 416 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 16.5
109% 44.3 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 58.7
86% 160 MB/s
162GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 396
Write 350
Mixed 368
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 14.8
82% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.4
DQ Write 84.9
DQ Mixed 18.5
25% 42.6 MB/s

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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 10,847 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,064

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

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For the current price. Its hard to beat! :)


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