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Crucial's BX is not one of them, and that is an advantage. Crucial designed the BX to be data agnostic.

Crucial BX100 SSD Review

SSDs that rely on compression for write speed can write at advertised speeds, but only if the data being written is compressible. However, if the data being written is already Crucial BX100 SSD most data is compressedthen they will suffer compression slow-down.

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Crucial's BX processes both compressed and uncompressed data at advertised speeds, giving the BX an inherent advantage over Crucial BX100 SSD competing solutions. Crucial is looking to replace your HDD by pricing the BX low enough, at a high enough capacity that will make it an attractive alternative to those of you in need of a large capacity hard disk.

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Although Crucial's BX is a low-cost entry solution, it employs a premium flash array. This is important because flash is the heart and soul of any SSD.

MLC flash two-bit per cell flash inherently provides superior reliability, speed and endurance in comparison to TLC Crucial BX100 SSD per cell flash. SSDs like the BX are very reliable and although RAID 0 is inherently less reliable than a single disk due to potential disk failure, we feel that is really a thing of the past. Just as it is with a single disk, you should maintain regular backups when running RAID Crucial BX100 SSD. To demonstrate the speed available from a 2-drive BX array, we will be charting the performance of said array alongside various SSDs.

Here, the BX posted 4, The BX posted a range of 4, Consumer Real-World Benchmarks For the average consumer, trying to translate random 4K write speeds into an everyday Crucial BX100 SSD is pretty difficult. It helps when comparing drives in every setting possible, but it doesn't exactly work out into faster everyday usage or better game loading times.


For this reason we turned to our StorageMark traces, which include HTPC, Productivity, and Gaming traces to help readers find out how a drive Crucial BX100 SSD rank under their conditions. The first real-life test is our HTPC scenario. In this test we include: In this trace we recorded 2,MB being written to the drive and 1,MB being Crucial BX100 SSD. The Samsung EVO drives were the top performers here. Our second real-life test covers disk activity in a productivity scenario.

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For Crucial BX100 SSD intents and purposes this test shows drive performance under normal daily activity for most users. In this trace we recorded 4,MB being written to the drive and 2,MB being read. In our Productivity trace, the BX posted results that placed it in the middle of the pack, with an average speed of The results of the BX were once again far and beyond the best-performing Crucial drive. Our third real-life test covers disk activity in a gaming environment.

The trace captures the heavy read activity Crucial BX100 SSD each game loading from the start, as well as textures as the game progresses. In this trace we recorded MB being written to the drive and 7,MB being read. In our read-intensive Gaming trace, the Crucial BX slowed down a bit, this time becoming the slowest of the Crucial drives with Power Consumption In our power consumption tests, we recorded low idle values from the BX with only 0. The BX also had a low maximum power consumption reading with its highest at only 2.

Crucial BX GB SSD Review

Beyond the low cost, the drive is highlighted by exceedingly low power consumption. The BX remained at the bottom of the pack throughout our 4K benchmarks. Moving to our real-world workloads, the BX showed middle-of-the-run performance, though it out-performed all other Crucial drives excluding the gaming profile where Crucial BX100 SSD placed at the bottom of the pack by a significant margin. Overall, there were no real surprises with the BX's performance results, except for when it beat its Crucial brethren in sequential and real-world workloads. Learn more about the Crucial BX SSD (legacy product) including product features and specifications. Crucial BX100 SSD our full range of Solid State Drives online.


While Crucial's MX is a feature-heavy consumer SSD, the BX is catered more towards users looking to upgrade their systems to.

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