SamsungMZ-7KE2T0BW
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,992 user samples
2,040 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 129% 1TB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 75% 890GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 129%
SPEED RANK: 211th / 1058
35,952 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 51GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 29GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 350th / 1058
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
108 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
87.4 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
479 MB/s 479 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
423 MB/s Faster write speed.
+21%
349 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
35.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+35%
26.2 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.5 MB/s Faster random write.
+17%
76.5 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
376 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+30%
290 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+32%
36.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
409 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+43%
287 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
512 MB/s 514 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
493 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+33%
370 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.7 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+38%
30.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
123 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+15%
107 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+25%
338 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+33%
43.5 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
492 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+35%
365 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 47,214,246 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.06 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
Value
Value For Money
20.3 % Much better value.
+30%
15.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 54 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$500 $65 Hugely cheaper.
+87%
Age
Newest
70+ Months More recent.
+12%
80 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
387 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+38%
281 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
362 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+11%
325 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,274 Pts Stronger server IO.
+25%
1021 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
369 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+87%
197 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
337 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+30%
260 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
286 MB/s +3% 277 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
304 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+77%
172 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
2TB 250GB
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Much better options available now but still a really good SSD [Nov '18 Scarso]

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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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