Average Bench: 85.9% (111th of 850)

Based on 7,244 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 14.0% 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 83.7MB/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 36.7%. 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 151MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,244 samples)
Min Avg Max
410 Read 504 525
330 Write 357 371
356 Mixed 414 432
94.4% 425 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 25.7 30.9
44.3 4K Write 83.7 116
15.4 4K Mixed 27.8 38.4
119% 45.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 151 278
60.4 DQ Write 211 314
15.6 DQ Mixed 48.3 72.5
73.6% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
80GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 369
Mixed 433
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 35
127% 48.5 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 71.4
112% 212 MB/s
120GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 317
Mixed 424
93% 418 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 29.1
126% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 61.9
106% 206 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 508
Write 366
Mixed 433
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 61.2
4K Mixed 16.2
80% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 14.6
56% 114 MB/s
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 10,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,074

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

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Good

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


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Fast as hell


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