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Review: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 8 February 2016, 16:30

Tags: Crucial Technology (NASDAQ:MU)

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Testing methodology

Test Bench

CPU Intel Core i7-6700K (4.20GHz, 8MB cache, quad-core)
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI (0105 BIOS)
Memory 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V (2x8GB) DDR4 @ 2,666MHz
Storage Controllers Intel Z170 PCH (SATA 6Gbps, AHCI)
Graphics Integrated HD 530 Graphics
Power Supply Corsair AX760i
Operating System Windows 10 (64-bit)

Comparison Drive Configurations

  Total Capacity Controller Firmware Interface
SK hynix SC300 512GB LM878100AA 2001P00 SATA 6Gbps
OCZ Trion 100 480GB Toshiba 11.1 SATA 6Gbps
Crucial BX200 960GB SM2256EN MUO1.6 SATA 6Gbps

Benchmarks

ATTO Disk Benchmark The freeware ATTO benchmark provides basic sequential speed results for both read and write operations. Using the default queue depth of four, we record read and write speeds during 1MB transfers.
CrystalDiskMark CrystalDiskMark provides various storage benchmarks, but we're interested in the returned 32-thread 4K performance numbers to see how well the drives fare when tasked with numerous small transfers.
Iometer Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement tool originally developed by Intel. To measure a drive's I/O performance, after preconditioning, we set the benchmark to run specific sequential and random read and write tests
PCMark 8 PCMark 8's storage test is a collection of workloads that isolate the performance of the PC's storage system.