Average Bench: 86.3% (302nd of 1000)

Based on 17,370 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 13.7% 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 163MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 46.4%. 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 276MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,370 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 468 516
283 Write 348 371
43.8 Mixed 281 338
139 SusWrite 276 364
76.7% 343 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 26.1 31.2
9.86 4K Write 79.1 121
11.8 4K Mixed 35.6 45.8
127% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 253 281
88.6 DQ Write 278 323
17.6 DQ Mixed 163 198
151% 232 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
146GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 359 357 360 361 324 MB/s
Read 516
Write 358
Mixed 327
SusWrite 347
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 46.4
174% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 196
175% 262 MB/s
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 351 355 237 185 175 MB/s
Read 500
Write 358
Mixed 328
SusWrite 268
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 42.3
152% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 196
175% 263 MB/s
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 366 367 324 320 369 MB/s
Read 436
Write 369
Mixed 314
SusWrite 351
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 37.5
132% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 197
176% 265 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,374,440 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $12944 mins
AmazonUS $20010 days
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 26,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $980

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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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