Crucial BX300 240GB and 480GB SSD Review – Budget SSD Made Faster

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Crucial BX300 SSD – Test Setup

In testing the Crucial BX300 240GB and 480GB SSDs, I am using a Gigabyte X370 Gaming 5 motherboard powered with an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU. Below are the rest of the system specifications:

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte X370 Gaming 5 – available at and Amazon UK
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X – available at B&H, and Amazon UK
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Pacific RL360 WCS Kit
Memory: Geil EVO X DDR4-3200MHz 16GB – available at and Amazon UK
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition
OS Drive: Patriot Hellfire 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD – available at and Amazon UK
Power Supply: Seasonic 850W Prime Titanium – available at B&H, and Amazon UK
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P5 – available at B&H, and Amazon UK

Note: The benchmark results on the succeeding pages are the results I got during my tests using the specific sample Crucial sent. Performance varies from one capacity to another and from one system to another (slightly). 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 speeds. 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.

For comparison’s sake, I’ve included some benchmark results of the faster M.2 NVMe SSD and the much slower hard disk drive in the graphs. This is just to give you an idea on how fast or slow is a standard SATA SSDs compared to a hard disk drive and an NVMe SSD.

Crucial BX300 SSD AIDA64 Storage Benchmark Results

Let’s start with some AIDA64 storage tests and benchmarks. The test includes Read Test Suite, Average Read/Write Access, Linear Read/Write and Random Read/Write tests. Below are the results:

(240GB left, 480GB right)
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On the next page, let’s see how the Crucial BX300 SSDs performs using AJA Systems benchmark tool…

Crucial BX300 SSD Series latest pricing and availability:
For US: available at or here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here
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