Average Bench: 87.1% (360th of 1058)

Based on 37,092 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]

Very good average bench

The Crucial BX100 250GB averaged just 12.9% 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 35.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 41.1%. 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 279MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,092 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 476 514
260 Write 349 370
39.5 Mixed 284 339
148 SusWrite 279 367
77.6% 347 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 26.4 30.5
16.4 4K Write 78.8 108
14.2 4K Mixed 35.9 43.9
128% 47.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 257 281
70 DQ Write 271 325
22.6 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%
233GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 362 362 361 361 361 MB/s
Read 500
Write 358
Mixed 315
SusWrite 361
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 40.3
143% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 196
175% 262 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,339,261 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Jan '15
EbayUS $6510 mins
AmazonUS $9922 months
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 13,891 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $753

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 Comments

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

Added 6 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

15 months ago.

Get an fpga it can do so much more lol


Good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.


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