Average Bench: 87.3% (301st of 1011)

Based on 21,374 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 12.6% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 42.2%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,374 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 476 515
282 Write 350 371
42.2 Mixed 285 339
138 SusWrite 275 364
77.4% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19 4K Read 26.4 31
10.6 4K Write 80.1 117
17.3 4K Mixed 36.5 45.3
129% 47.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 253 281
89.5 DQ Write 277 324
28.3 DQ Mixed 168 198
153% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 345 271 316 353 349 MB/s
Read 462
Write 353
Mixed 327
SusWrite 329
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 77
4K Mixed 34.2
120% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 196
176% 265 MB/s
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 311 342 351 355 253 MB/s
Read 471
Write 351
Mixed 307
SusWrite 306
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 33.8
122% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 193
170% 254 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,588,225 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $1282 mins
EbayUS $14014 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 30,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,116

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 Comments

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

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