Average Bench: 85.2% (129th of 863)

Based on 9,231 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 14.8% 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 80.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 36.5%. 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 160MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,231 samples)
Min Avg Max
386 Read 500 524
335 Write 355 371
318 Mixed 410 432
93.7% 422 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.6 4K Read 25.3 30.6
41.3 4K Write 80.2 113
14.9 4K Mixed 27.8 37.9
116% 44.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.2 DQ Read 160 278
64 DQ Write 208 313
14.9 DQ Mixed 48.4 72.4
74.4% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
36GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 371
Mixed 425
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 96.1
4K Mixed 30.9
135% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 68.7
108% 204 MB/s
180GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 371
Mixed 434
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 24.3
144% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 32.2
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 72.6
86% 140 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 523
Write 357
Mixed 424
96% 435 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 29.5
125% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 67.8
105% 198 MB/s
122GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 368
Mixed 428
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 32
107% 38.6 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 71.3
107% 201 MB/s
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,060

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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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Fast as hell


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