CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC. Release date: Q2 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 41,038 user samples
24,250 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 84GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 386th / 992
16,788 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 128GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 51GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 271st / 992
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
80.3 % 87.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
431 MB/s 474 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
390 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+11%
350 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.4 MB/s 26.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
86.8 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
80.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+18%
288 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.4 MB/s 36.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+6%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
221 MB/s 282 MB/s Faster sustained write speed.
+28%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 515 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
478 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+29%
371 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s 31 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+9%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
120 MB/s +3% 117 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
400 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
339 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.5 MB/s 45.1 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+9%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
267 MB/s 363 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+36%
Market Share
Based on 12,952,740 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % Much higher market share.
+42%
0.19 %
Value
Value For Money
93.6 % Much better value.
+34%
69.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$85 Much cheaper.
+34%
$129
Age
Newest
33 Months Much more recent.
+34%
50 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
236 MB/s 281 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+19%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
326 MB/s +1% 323 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
976 Pts 1,031 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+55%
198 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
214 MB/s 256 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+20%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
265 MB/s 281 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
250 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+48%
169 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
275GB 250GB
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The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 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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