Average Bench: 83.4% (206th of 927)

Based on 13,059 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 16.6% 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 77.2MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.8MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 36.9%. 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 149MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 45MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,059 samples)
Min Avg Max
394 Read 502 525
325 Write 354 370
343 Mixed 412 431
93.9% 423 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 24.8 30.3
43 4K Write 77.2 108
14.3 4K Mixed 26.6 37.7
113% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21 DQ Read 149 277
51.9 DQ Write 193 309
14.1 DQ Mixed 45 72.3
69% 129 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
195GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 525
Write 371
Mixed 430
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 24.1
140% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 24
63% 124 MB/s
195GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 524
Write 373
Mixed 430
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 24.2
140% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 31.7
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 61.8
52% 72.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,820,892 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $12011 mins
AmazonUS $1501 month
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 12,252 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,002

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 Comments

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

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Good

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

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