Average Bench: 86.1% (261st of 964)

Based on 13,279 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 13.8% 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 164MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 44%. 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 270MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 287MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 473 516
284 Write 349 370
51.5 Mixed 287 337
134 SusWrite 270 362
77.1% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 26.3 31
8.02 4K Write 78.7 116
11.4 4K Mixed 35.8 45
127% 46.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
170 DQ Read 257 280
69.5 DQ Write 279 323
18.4 DQ Mixed 164 198
152% 233 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 344 350 352 356 357 MB/s
Read 490
Write 352
Mixed 324
SusWrite 336
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 38.5
128% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 196
176% 265 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,689,751 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $1782 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 13,059 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $962

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 Comments

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

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