Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

PCMark Vantage – HDD Suite


For these tests we will be using
FutureMark’s PCMark Vantage. This suite of real world test applications is
highly regarded, as one of the most comprehensive ways of testing a computer’s
performance in the real world. The PCMark Vantage test application also
includes an HDD/SSD/USB Flash suite of testing procedures, designed to fully
test the performance of an HDD/SSD to its limits.

PCMark Vantage HDD suite results

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Here
I present the results for the Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

A more detailed view of the performance of
the Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD, as we can see the Crucial BX100 is giving mixed
results, topping some parts of the test, but not all.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

The score for the Crucial BX100 SSD was
81075 and so far this is the best result that I have obtained in this test.

PC Mark 8 – HDD Suite

We have built quite a close relationship
with FutureMark software, the authors of the PCMark PC benchmarking software
that we use in our tests. I decided I would use PCMark Vantage as stopgap
measure until the more up-to-date PCMark 8 benchmarking suite became available.
I’m pleased to say that PCMark 8 is now available, and it gives me great
pleasure to introduce you all to the results obtained by this new ‘real world’
benchmarking suite.

I will describe the basic way that each
test is carried out, above the graph for each test.

PC Mark 8 HDD suite results

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Here
is a screenshot displaying the results for the Crucial BX100 1TB SSD.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

249.89MB/Sec for the Crucial BX100 1TB SSD
and a spot in the middle for the drive.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Not the fastest result for the Crucial
BX100 SSD, 70.8 seconds, only 0.4 seconds slower than the fastest drive but
that enough to give it third place from the end.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Here the Crucial BX100 SSD is occupying the
middle of the chart, with only 0.5 Seconds from the fastest drives that I
tested.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Again we continue to see that the Crucial
BX100 SSD sits in the middle of the chart.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

72 seconds, that’s how long it took for the
Crucial BX100 SSD to complete this task.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Nothing out of the ordinary, again the
Crucial BX100 SSD is in the middle of the chart.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Crucial’s BX100 SSD again shows nice
performance but not good enough to beat the fastest other drives.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Only 0.1 second slower than the Crucial MX200
SSD, still that result keeps the BX100 SSD in the middle of the chart.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

A very acceptable performance from the
Crucial BX100 SSD.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

The BX100 SSD managed to be in the 9.2
seconds club, a very impressive result.

Crucial BX100 1000GB SSD Review

Yet
another 9.2 seconds result for the BX100 SSD, and as I said a very impressive
result.

Summary:

The overall performance of the Crucial BX100
is right where I expected it to be, and that is a few steps behind the fastest SSDs
that Crucial offers.

 

Let’s head to the next page for our
IOMeter test results…..