Average Bench: 85.9% (116th of 857)

Based on 7,447 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 81.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 36.4%. 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,447 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 501 525
335 Write 356 371
355 Mixed 412 432
94% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 25.5 30.7
44.2 4K Write 81.7 115
15.9 4K Mixed 28.3 38.2
118% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23.5 DQ Read 166 278
63 DQ Write 211 313
15.3 DQ Mixed 50.2 72.5
76.3% 142 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
41GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 367
Mixed 429
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 38.7
151% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 72
112% 211 MB/s
148GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 362
Mixed 425
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 35.3
138% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 21.9
88% 194 MB/s
164GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 528
Write 357
Mixed 424
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 32.7
120% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 70.5
106% 200 MB/s
203GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 358
Mixed 423
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 70.5
4K Mixed 35.7
124% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 71.7
88% 156 MB/s
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AmazonUS $123.994 months ago.
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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,142

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

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Good

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

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Good

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Fast as hell


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