CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
 $116 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 47,659 user samples
29,784 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 102GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 108GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 382nd / 1003
17,875 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 232GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 25GB free (System drive)
Poor: 56% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 326th / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.7 % 85.2 % +4%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
412 MB/s 471 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+14%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
316 MB/s 350 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+11%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.3 MB/s +0% 26.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.4 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
76.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
285 MB/s +4% 274 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
36.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+5%
34.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
226 MB/s 271 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+20%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
453 MB/s 514 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+13%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s 371 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+12%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.5 MB/s 30.8 MB/s +1%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s +4% 115 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
314 MB/s 337 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+7%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44 MB/s 44.8 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
329 MB/s 365 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 15,222,366 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % Higher market share.
+21%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
71.4 % Slightly better value.
+6%
67.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +2% 63 %
Price
Price (score)
$116 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$129
Age
Newest
60 Months 53 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
253 MB/s 281 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+11%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
312 MB/s 324 MB/s +4%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
968 Pts 1,029 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 198 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
179 MB/s 255 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+42%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
276 MB/s 281 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
140 MB/s 164 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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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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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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