Average Bench: 85.5% (115th of 853)

Based on 7,555 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 14.5% 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 81.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 37.8%. 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 155MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47.6MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,555 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 500 525
340 Write 357 370
344 Mixed 413 432
94.1% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 25.6 30.7
42.6 4K Write 81.1 114
15 4K Mixed 27.9 38.2
118% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 155 277
60.4 DQ Write 208 312
14.7 DQ Mixed 47.6 72.6
73.3% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
61GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 363
Mixed 428
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 37.9
151% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 72.3
116% 220 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 372
Mixed 433
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 36.1
149% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 23.2
87% 192 MB/s
151GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 365
Mixed 423
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 31.9
123% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 72
104% 193 MB/s
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 11,555 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,115

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

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Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

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Fast as hell


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