In testing the Crucial BX200 9660GB SSD, I am using a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
Memory: Patriot Viper 16GB DDR4-2800MHz
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition
Storage Drives: Plextor M6e Black Edition (OS Drive)
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0
Note: The benchmark results below are the results I got during my tests using the specific sample Crucial sent – BX200 960GB, model: CT960BX200SSD1. Performance may vary from one capacity to another and from one system to another. You may or may not get the same exact results shown in this review. 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 BX200 960GB ATTO Disk Benchmark
Above are the ATTO Disk Benchmark results of the Crucial BX200 960GB SSD. The first one is when the SSD has no data yet, while the second result is when the SSD is at 79% full capacity. The SSD reached as high as 557MB/s read speed and 491MB/s write speed. The read performance looks good, however the drive’s write performance is unsteady. We don’t (usually) see this kind of behavior specially on high performance SSDs.
In comparison to its predecessor, above is the ATTO Disk benchmark result of the BX100 500GB SSD. Notice that both the read and write performance are performing steadily even though the highest read/write speeds were only 561MB/s and 463MB/s respectively.
More benchmark results on the next page.
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