Average Bench: 84.3% (143rd of 873)

Based on 10,714 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 15.7% 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 78.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 37%. 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 157MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 46.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,714 samples)
Min Avg Max
385 Read 502 524
323 Write 355 371
318 Mixed 411 432
93.9% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.8 4K Read 25 30.6
41.9 4K Write 78.8 112
14.5 4K Mixed 26.9 37.6
114% 43.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 157 277
62 DQ Write 203 311
14.3 DQ Mixed 46.8 72.4
72.4% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
129GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 364
Mixed 430
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 35.3
128% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 72.2
113% 213 MB/s
18GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 367
Mixed 403
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 36.8
139% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 62.6
85% 154 MB/s
47GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 346
Mixed 430
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 31.7
103% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 72.1
92% 163 MB/s
45GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 509
Write 354
Mixed 421
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 20.1
103% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 89.2
DQ Mixed 19.2
26% 44.5 MB/s
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 16,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,232

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


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