Crucial BX100 500GB SSD Review – A Best Value SSD
In testing the Crucial BX100 500GB SSD I used my usual test system, Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi BK powered with an Intel Core i7-4770K CPU. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 WiFi BK
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.9GHz – 4.4GHz
CPU Cooler: DeepCool Captain 360
Memory: KLEVV Genuine DDR3 2666MHz 8GB
Hard Drive: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB (OS)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Just a note: The benchmark results below are the results I got during my tests and benchmarking. You may or may not get the same exact results. During my tests, each result does not remain at a constant or fix read/write speed. The results below are not cherry picked as well. But the results are the more constant numbers I got while running the same benchmark several times.
Crucial BX100 500GB SSD Benchmarks
ATTO Disk Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark returned the highest result and it’s actually a tad higher than its rated speed. But ATTO doesn’t show real world performance.
HD Tune Pro
HD Tune Pro also returned a similar sequential read/write speeds. The BX100 is performing consistently so far.
Again with CrystalDiskMark benchmark, we are still getting a tad higher than expected read/write speed. I was surprised when I saw its read speed surpassing Samsung 850 Pro’s read speed in this particular test.
AJA System Test usually deals with incompressible data like videos. I tested the BX100 with a 720p and 1080p 10bit video with a file size of 8GB each. Both are very close to its advertised 535 MB/s read and 450 MB/s write rated speeds.
Based on the benchmark results I got with Anvil’s storage utilities, the Crucial BX100 was able to handle both 100% incompressible and compressible data very well, as well as a mixture of both incompressible and compressible data. Read speeds remained at around 527MB/s, while write speed plays around 429MB/s to 434MB/s. Those are very much acceptable results.
Last but not the least, I used PC Mark 8 Storage test to benchmark the Crucial BX100 500GB SSD. This test simulates a near real world performance. Finally let’s move on to the conclusion part.
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