Average Bench: 87.6% (263rd of 980)

Based on 15,358 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 12.4% 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 170MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 45.2%. 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 277MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,358 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 470 516
295 Write 349 370
40.8 Mixed 284 339
144 SusWrite 277 364
77.1% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 4K Read 26.5 31.1
11.4 4K Write 81.6 117
13.9 4K Mixed 36.7 45.2
130% 48.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
29.9 DQ Read 252 281
90 DQ Write 280 322
32.2 DQ Mixed 170 198
154% 234 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
25GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 367 313 365 366 365 MB/s
Read 519
Write 299
Mixed 154
SusWrite 357
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 46.6
174% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 196
175% 262 MB/s
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 367 258 365 366 192 MB/s
Read 514
Write 366
Mixed 342
SusWrite 318
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 44.1
160% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 197
176% 264 MB/s
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 348 357 358 359 359 MB/s
Read 474
Write 356
Mixed 305
SusWrite 353
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 38.7
132% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 194
174% 260 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,464,199 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 22,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $926

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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! :)


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