Reviewed by: ANTONIS
Provided by: Crucial
Model: BX100 1000GB SSD
Firmware version: MU01
SATA 6Gbps reached its limits a long time
ago, so finding the fastest drive out there should not be an issue. But what
happens when you try to find the fastest drive at an affordable price? This is
where things can get interesting.
Crucial’s BX100 SSD is a drive that aims to
find itself in your laptop or desktop, for those people that look for the best of
both worlds. As expected the cost needs to be kept low and Crucial has decided
to use the Silicon Motion controller with NAND that is manufactured by micron.
The question now is what can the BX100 SSD
achieve? Before I start the review let me point you to the direction of the
official Crucial website so that you can find out more about the Crucial BX100 SSD and
also about Crucial.
Now let’s take a look at the package, its
contents and the drive.
Crucial BX100 1TB SSD
Let’s start by taking a look at the package
and the contents of the Crucial BX100 SSD. We’ll start with the package.
is the front of the Crucial BX100 box,
the back of the box.
side of the Crucial BX100 SSD.
Here is the top side of the drive.
Now let’s look at what’s inside the SSD.
Looking at the top of the Crucial BX100 SSD
we find eight NAND chips and also the RAM. We can also see the way that the
hard drive fixed to the chassis, I would prefer to see screws but it does a
good job holding the PCB to the chassis.
the back of the Crucial BX100 SSD we find the Silicon Motion controller, the
RAM chip and another eight NAND chips.
closer look at the NAND,
Silicon Mortion SM2296EN controller.
Specifications of the BX100 1TB SSD
In the pictures below we can see a more
detailed view of the performance of the BX100 SSD series and form factors.
As we can see the Crucial BX100 is only
available in the SATA 2.5” form factor and also in four capacities, 120GB,
250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. As we can see endurance is still very high, 40GB per day for five years. This makes me wonder why Crucial didn’t update their warranty to five years, as it would have made the BX100 SSD even more attractive.
the above screenshot we see all the available info for the Crucial BX100 SSD.
Let’s head to the next page where we
take a look at our testing methods and the review PC.