Average Bench: 86.6% (115th of 859)

Based on 8,177 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 13.3% 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 81.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 34.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 250GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 172MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,177 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 505 525
339 Write 357 370
334 Mixed 413 432
94.4% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 25.7 30.9
45.2 4K Write 81.5 115
16.1 4K Mixed 28.7 38.3
119% 45.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 172 278
69.3 DQ Write 215 312
14.7 DQ Mixed 51 72.4
78.1% 146 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 310
Mixed 427
92% 414 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 27.6
90% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 71.4
111% 210 MB/s
190GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 362
Mixed 429
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 14
90% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 83.3
DQ Mixed 19
24% 41.7 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,838,645 SSDs tested.

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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 12,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - 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

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

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Good

12 months ago.

Fast as hell


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