Average Bench: 86.9% (310th of 1011)

Based on 21,243 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 13.0% 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 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.4MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 44.8%. 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 277MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,243 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 475 516
282 Write 349 370
44.3 Mixed 281 339
144 SusWrite 277 365
77.2% 346 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 4K Read 26.3 31
9.1 4K Write 78.2 117
15.5 4K Mixed 36.4 45.4
128% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
139 DQ Read 255 281
99.1 DQ Write 279 323
20 DQ Mixed 166 198
153% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
233GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 364 366 371 371 371 MB/s
Read 507
Write 366
Mixed 328
SusWrite 366
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 45.4
169% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 194
165% 241 MB/s
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 294 355 297 355 219 MB/s
Read 520
Write 356
Mixed 339
SusWrite 311
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 45.9
167% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 197
177% 265 MB/s
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 339 355 358 358 354 MB/s
Read 475
Write 359
Mixed 312
SusWrite 321
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 51.6
4K Mixed 30
101% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 196
174% 259 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,132,584 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $10921 mins
EbayUS $1407 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 32,584 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,046

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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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

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