Average Bench: 87.1% (314th of 1016)

Based on 24,033 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 12.8% 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 167MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 45.7%. 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 278MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,033 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 477 515
283 Write 350 372
45.8 Mixed 281 338
143 SusWrite 278 365
77.4% 347 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.4 31
8.53 4K Write 78.5 115
17.6 4K Mixed 36.6 45.2
128% 47.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
167 DQ Read 254 281
98.4 DQ Write 274 324
23.6 DQ Mixed 167 198
152% 232 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 329 353 356 339 210 MB/s
Read 520
Write 355
Mixed 334
SusWrite 301
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 46.5
171% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 197
177% 266 MB/s
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 212 145 162 159 148 MB/s
Read 510
Write 367
Mixed 320
SusWrite 183
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 13.4
114% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 198
170% 248 MB/s
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 277 241 237 245 205 MB/s
Read 460
Write 365
Mixed 315
SusWrite 235
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 36
86% 21.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,625,834 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $998 mins
EbayUS $13717 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 35,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,006

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 Comments

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

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Good

3 years ago.

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


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