Average Bench: 85.7% (377th of 1058)

Based on 33,209 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 14.3% 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 168MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 35.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 42.5%. 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 275MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 33,209 samples)
Min Avg Max
360 Read 472 515
264 Write 349 370
44.5 Mixed 285 339
135 SusWrite 275 364
77.2% 345 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 25.9 30.5
12.6 4K Write 76.7 109
12.5 4K Mixed 35.2 44.3
125% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
125 DQ Read 253 281
87.9 DQ Write 268 325
27.6 DQ Mixed 168 198
152% 230 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
153GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 279 268 322 374 378 MB/s
Read 499
Write 374
Mixed 312
SusWrite 315
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 38.1
131% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 160
128% 180 MB/s
37GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 230 190 168 136 146 MB/s
Read 498
Write 355
Mixed 326
SusWrite 201
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 7.6
4K Mixed 39.1
97% 25 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,172,041 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $9916 months
EbayUS $1384 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 12,098 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: 51% - Above average Total price: $787

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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

10 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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