HD Tune – Sequential reading test
I present the graph below for comparison
with other recently tested drives.
The Crucial BX100 gave a very impressive
result of 450.9 MB/Sec, 11MB/Sec faster than the Crucial M550 is something that
I didn’t expect to see.
ATTO disk benchmark
ATTO has become a standard tool for
measuring the data throughput of HDDs and SSDs. It measures the reading and
writing performance, using different file sizes and block sizes.
Crucial BX100 SSD had no problems reaching its
maximum read and write speeds, 453MB/Sec for write, and 560MB/Sec for the read
CrystalDiskMark is quite a handy
benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause a
problem on a system drive.
Crucials BX100 was again able to give very
impressive results , especially with sequential data, however the 4K test results
are as expected lower than for the top drives.
The two graphs below will give a more
detailed view of how the Crucial BX100 compares with other SSDs that I have
Here I present the graph for the read speed
tests. You can compare the Crucial BX100 SSD with other drives that I have
I will continue by presenting the graph for
the write speed tests for the Crucial BX100. You can compare the Crucial BX100
SSD with other tested drives.
The Crucial BX100 gave an outstanding
performance for sequential read speeds, and it was very fast with sequential
write speed. However the 4K results shows that some compromises were made to
the BX100 so that it can achieve a lower price. Overall though the result is
still very good.
AS SSD Benchmark
AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool
specifically designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading
and writing performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.
AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded
performance. This is very exciting, as this test is the first available test
that I am aware of, that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A
modern PC and OS, such as Windows Vista/7 does not just run a single thread at
a time, it runs many threads. The AS SSD benchmark "4K 64Thrd" tests
run 64 threads simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then
you can be pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.
After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark
derives a total score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects
of the test results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing
Now let’s look at the results for the Crucial
BX100 SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results
are presented in the form of a graph.
It was expected that the Crucial BX100 SSD
would not be able to top this test, but it’s able to be close to the Crucial
MX200, an SSD that is not considered a value drive.
Let’s head to the next page and run some
tests using PCMark …..