Average Bench: 85.3% (114th of 848)

Based on 5,750 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 81.6MB/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 37.6%. 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 159MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,750 samples)
Min Avg Max
382 Read 499 524
339 Write 355 370
339 Mixed 410 432
93.6% 421 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 25.3 30.9
41.4 4K Write 81.6 116
15 4K Mixed 28 38.3
117% 44.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 159 278
63.3 DQ Write 204 314
14.9 DQ Mixed 49.1 72.5
74% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
20GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 358
Mixed 432
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 73.7
4K Mixed 32.6
112% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 71.5
112% 212 MB/s
211GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 529
Write 360
Mixed 426
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 56
4K Mixed 29.7
98% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 71.8
114% 217 MB/s
201GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 356
Mixed 421
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 30.4
100% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 69.9
98% 181 MB/s
100GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 405
Write 351
Mixed 330
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 15.6
87% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.5
DQ Write 96.9
DQ Mixed 16.3
25% 45.6 MB/s
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $993

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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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