Average Bench: 88.3% (264th of 992)

Based on 16,857 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 11.7% 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 172MB/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 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 283MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 289MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,857 samples)
Min Avg Max
364 Read 475 515
288 Write 350 371
48.9 Mixed 289 338
138 SusWrite 283 364
78% 349 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 26.5 31
11.3 4K Write 81.5 118
15.6 4K Mixed 36.7 45.2
130% 48.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
118 DQ Read 258 281
89.3 DQ Write 282 323
24.6 DQ Mixed 172 198
156% 237 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: 355 364 367 368 366 357 MB/s
Read 504
Write 349
Mixed 333
SusWrite 363
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 43.1
153% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 196
177% 267 MB/s
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 275 303 278 292 272 MB/s
Read 456
Write 360
Mixed 310
SusWrite 279
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 42.5
170% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 195
175% 262 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,030,033 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $110 @ launch in Jan '15
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AmazonUS $16710 mins
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Typical BX100 250GB Builds (Compare 24,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,063

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 Comments

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

Outlast and outperform your hard drive...

Added 4 years ago.

Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

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