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Review: Crucial BX100 (500GB)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 18 March 2015, 16:00

Tags: Crucial Technology (NASDAQ:MU)

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Test Methodology

Test Bench

CPU Intel Core i7-4770K (4.4GHz, 8MB cache, quad-core)
Motherboard Asus Z97-A
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro (2x8GB) DDR3 @ 1,866MHz
Storage Controllers Intel Z97 PCH (SATA 6Gbps, AHCI)
Graphics Integrated HD 4600 Graphics
Power Supply Corsair AX760i
Operating System Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Comparison Drive Configurations

  Total Capacity Controller Firmware Interface
Crucial BX100 500GB SM SM2246EN 1.0 SATA 6Gbps
Crucial MX200 500GB Marvell 88SS9189 1.0 SATA 6Gbps
Crucial MX100 512GB Marvell 88SS9189 MU01 SATA 6Gbps
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB Phison PS-3110-S10 1.0 SATA 6Gbps


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.
PCMark 8 PCMark 8's storage test is a collection of workloads that isolate the performance of the PC's storage system. The Expanded Tests dig deeper into performance by looking at how the drives respond when in a degraded, steady and recovery state.