Average Bench: 95.1% (209th of 1000)

Based on 3,315 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 4.9% 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 249MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 39.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial BX300 240GB is 51.1%. 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 355MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 470 514
213 Write 410 474
209 Mixed 364 441
207 SusWrite 355 442
89.9% 400 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 27.7 34
35.4 4K Write 81 126
23.1 4K Mixed 39.6 51.7
136% 49.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
104 DQ Read 284 318
97.6 DQ Write 276 360
50.5 DQ Mixed 249 297
196% 270 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 423 321 91 123 125 MB/s
Read 508
Write 470
Mixed 228
SusWrite 231
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 41.2
136% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 186
160% 239 MB/s
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 361 219 191 123 135 MB/s
Read 486
Write 403
Mixed 210
SusWrite 233
74% 333 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 38.5
124% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 277
191% 242 MB/s
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 348 376 372 373 372 MB/s
Read 362
Write 343
Mixed 328
SusWrite 352
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 36.2
126% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 32.3
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 47.5
44% 65.8 MB/s
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 277 312 422 158 421 MB/s
Read 456
Write 108
Mixed 338
SusWrite 334
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 26.3
83% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 293
222% 297 MB/s
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 238 238 237 236 238 MB/s
Read 287
Write 222
Mixed 239
SusWrite 241
56% 247 MB/s
4K Read 14.2
4K Write 51
4K Mixed 22.3
77% 29.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 35.3
35% 53 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $50 @ launch in Aug '17
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Typical BX300 240GB Builds (Compare 27,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS - $79

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 123% - Outstanding Total price: $515

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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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Good

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