Crucial BX200 960GB SSD review – An affordable SSD

Reading Benchmarks

HD Tune

HD Tune – Sequential reading test

I present the graph below for comparison with other recently tested drives.

The Crucial BX200 SSD was only able to reach 387.8MB/Sec and as a result it finishes in last place on this chart.

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.

Moving on to ATTO we can see that the Crucial BX200 was able to achieve its rated speed.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0

CrystalDiskMark is quite a handy benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause problems for a system drive.

Again the Crucial BX200 SSD gave a very good result with sequential data, but when it comes to the 4K test we can see that it falls behind.

The two graphs below will give a more detailed view of how the Crucial BX200 compares with other SSDs that I have retested.

Here I present the graph for the read speed tests. You can compare the Crucial BX200 performance with other drives I have tested.

Finally the results for the Crucial BX200 on write speed, again you can compare it with other drives.

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 overall.

Now let’s look at the results for the Crucial BX200 960GB SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results are presented in the form of a graph.

As we can see the Crucial BX200 was able to stay in the middle of the chart, and give a slightly better result than the drive that it replaces.

Let’s head to the next page and run some tests using PCMark 8…..