Average Bench: 84.4% (404th of 1058)

Based on 31,491 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 15.5% 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 34.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX100 250GB is 46.9%. 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 273MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 281MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,491 samples)
Min Avg Max
363 Read 469 515
249 Write 345 370
44.9 Mixed 281 338
138 SusWrite 273 364
76.4% 342 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 4K Read 25.7 30.6
7.9 4K Write 73.7 109
11.1 4K Mixed 34.9 44
123% 44.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
150 DQ Read 253 280
96.7 DQ Write 272 324
21.7 DQ Mixed 167 197
152% 231 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
107GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 366 366 365 367 366 MB/s
Read 509
Write 365
Mixed 338
SusWrite 366
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 39.4
138% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 194
173% 260 MB/s
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 272 287 294 227 298 MB/s
Read 497
Write 327
Mixed 327
SusWrite 287
80% 360 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 43.2
154% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 196
176% 264 MB/s
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 124 100 78 78 MB/s
Read 387
Write 237
Mixed 275
SusWrite 112
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 70.8
4K Mixed 24.3
105% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 195
163% 236 MB/s
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 220 190 218 180 189 MB/s
Read 463
Write 357
Mixed 312
SusWrite 219
76% 338 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 7.8
4K Mixed 28.1
73% 19.2 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,718,125 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $110 @ launch in Jan '15
AmazonUS $9914 months
EbayUS $1383 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 11,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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...

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8 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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