CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

 $116 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,755 user samples
15,358 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 101GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 59% 224GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 263rd / 980
23,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 96GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 116GB free (System drive)
Poor: 57% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 348th / 980
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
87.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
81.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
412 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
349 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+12%
313 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s +0% 26.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81.6 MB/s 90.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
284 MB/s 284 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.7 MB/s 37.1 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
277 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+25%
221 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+14%
451 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
370 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+11%
332 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.1 MB/s +1% 30.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s 122 MB/s +4%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
316 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.2 MB/s +2% 44.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
364 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
328 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 11,464,199 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.29 % Hugely higher market share.
+81%
Value
Value For Money
132 % Hugely better value.
+85%
71.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 64 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$55 Much cheaper.
+53%
$116
Age
Newest
48 Months Slightly more recent.
+13%
55 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
281 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+12%
252 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
322 MB/s +3% 313 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,030 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
970 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
198 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
182 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
252 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+44%
175 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
280 MB/s +3% 273 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
170 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+28%
133 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 256GB
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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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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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