Average Bench: 94.7% (218th of 1003)

Based on 3,598 user benchmarks.  Model: CT240BX300SSD1

Crucial’s BX300 SSD is a 3D MLC entry level SSD, with debut pricing in line with the Samsung's 850 Evo, the current market leader. The BX300 is one of the faster consumer SSDs available, with a 2% performance improvement over Crucial’s older MLC based MX200 and a 25% performance improvement over the TLC based MX300 which are both from Crucial’s more expensive MX product line. MLC NAND offers more consistent performance and has higher endurance than TLC NAND. Although Samsung’s 850 Evo (which is based on proprietary TLC V-NAND) has a 10% effective speed advantage over the BX300 the BX300 wins on write consistency. The 240GB BX300 has a three year warranty or 80 Terabytes Written (TBW) compared to five years or 75 (TBW) for the 250 GB 850 Evo. This makes for an interesting choice between the BX300 and the 850 Evo. Each model has an SLC cache which is proportional to its capacity, as a result the larger capacities offer better performance. The 120 GB BX300 has a 4 GB SLC cache, the 240 GB has 8 GB and the 480 GB has 16 GB. SLC caches improve burst write performance beyond the already respectable MLC write performance. Unfortunately, at least for now, the BX300 only comes in modest capacities, with the largest being 480 GB. For write consistency, thanks to its MLC NAND, the BX300 punches well above its price point. [Nov '17 SSDrivePro]

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Excellent average bench

The Crucial BX300 240GB averaged just 5.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial BX300 240GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 251MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.5MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX300 240GB is 50.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial BX300 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 353MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,598 samples)
Min Avg Max
361 Read 470 514
193 Write 408 472
209 Mixed 364 442
201 SusWrite 353 446
89.6% 399 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 4K Read 27.7 33.9
37.4 4K Write 79.2 125
23.8 4K Mixed 39.5 51.7
134% 48.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
91.8 DQ Read 285 318
106 DQ Write 278 362
65.2 DQ Mixed 251 298
197% 271 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 436 439 441 439 439 MB/s
Read 518
Write 475
Mixed 446
SusWrite 444
106% 471 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 54.5
195% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 294
231% 318 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 419 424 427 429 429 MB/s
Read 503
Write 468
Mixed 428
SusWrite 414
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 42.3
143% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 295
233% 322 MB/s
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 398 410 416 396 404 MB/s
Read 468
Write 415
Mixed 405
SusWrite 403
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 66.1
4K Mixed 37.5
124% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 289
226% 310 MB/s
65GB free
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 426 424 422 427 425 MB/s
Read 492
Write 453
Mixed 231
SusWrite 412
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 36.1
120% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 294
211% 273 MB/s
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 266 250 320 74 124 MB/s
Read 508
Write 310
Mixed 225
SusWrite 208
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 43.2
145% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 294
227% 308 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Aug '17
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Typical BX300 240GB Builds (Compare 29,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 121% - Outstanding Total price: $573

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 Comments

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D MLC

You dont need a new computer, just the Crucial BX300...

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