Crucial BX100 1 TB SSD Review

Result and general impression …

The Crucial BX100 2.5″ 1 TB SATA3 SSD CT1000BX100SSD1 delivers like the 500 GB pendant amazing results at a rock-bottom price level.

The Crucial BX100 1 TB MLC Solid State Drive with Silicon Motion controller and 16nm Micron NAND is tested both in the preferred AHCI mode, as well as in legacy IDE mode, but as with all of our previous SSD tests using AHCI mode showed significant benefits, so we strongly recommend the AHCI setting in the BIOS or UEFI.

The write performance is like the previously tested 500 GB BX100 slightly lower than the performance of the MX200 and MX100, but the read performance is faster than the the more expensive MX200 and MX100, because the more inexpensive Silicon Motion controller inside of the BX100 does not have the internal 256-bit AES encryption nor any additional mechanisms to improve data security like the Marvell controller. So the Crucial BX100 1 TB SSD is like the M550 and MX100 specified “only” with 72TBW (total bytes written) and not like the Crucial MX200 1 TB SSD which is promoted with 320TBW. But even 72TB are approx. equivalent to 40 GB per day over a period of 5 years. Who like to know more about TBW, finds numerous data and formulas at Micron and in the JEDEC SSD specifications.

The Crucial BX 100 supports TRIM, ECC, Active Garbage Collection, SMART and even thermal monitoring, so who do not need more features like 256-bit AES-Encryption, TCG Opal 2.0, IEEE-1667, MS eDrive compatibility, RAIN, DEVSLP, Adaptive Thermal Protection, Power Loss Protection, Dynamic Write Acceleration, four layers exclusive data defense and the Acronis True Image HD software, is with this BX100 1 TB SSD also well served.

All in all this Crucial BX100 1 TB SSD is the right SSD for price-conscious enthusiasts, who need a large SSD with high read performance, but without more additional high-end SSD features. With this great price/performance ratio, the Crucial BX100 1 TB SSD is definitely an excellent price tip and receives like the previously tested, smaller Crucial BX100 500 GB SSD the Price Tip Award 06/2015 !


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