Average Bench: 85.6% (213th of 947)

Based on 10,762 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 14.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 117MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 43%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX100 250GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 269MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 338MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,762 samples)
Min Avg Max
402 Read 488 522
316 Write 352 370
63.7 Mixed 338 429
121 SusWrite 269 361
80.9% 362 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.6 30.9
11.5 4K Write 80.5 115
12.9 4K Mixed 31.9 44.6
122% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
24 DQ Read 210 280
68.1 DQ Write 247 320
16.9 DQ Mixed 117 197
119% 191 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 146 104 100 101 78 MB/s
Read 492
Write 365
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 134
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 40.9
145% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 195
175% 264 MB/s
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 174 143 57 84 105 MB/s
Read 386
Write 295
Mixed 7
SusWrite 126
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.4
139% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 151
122% 176 MB/s
130GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 181 180 182 179 184 MB/s
Read 414
Write 354
Mixed 298
SusWrite 178
70% 311 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 61.6
4K Mixed 34.6
117% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 89.1
DQ Mixed 40.7
36% 53 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $11020 mins
EbayUS $1208 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 13,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $988

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

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Good

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


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