Crucial BX200 960GB SSD review – An affordable SSD

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

Here is a screenshot displaying the results for the Crucial BX200 960GB SSD.

203.71 MB/Sec is a just an acceptable result. I was hoping for something better from the BX200 SSD.

As we can see from the above graph, the Crucial BX200 isn’t the fastest drive in this test.

57.9 seconds is a good result.

On the other hand, 378.7 seconds is something that isn’t acceptable. The Crucial BX200 is 18 seconds slower than the drive that it replaces.

Once again the Crucial BX200 SSD gives a good result.

Here the BX200 SSD is only 0.3 seconds slower, a very good result.

134.2 seconds, that’s the number that the Crucial BX200 SSD was able to achieve.

Once again the Crucial BX200 isn’t able to give an impressive result, but continues to stay on the acceptable side of things.

I am almost certain that in real life you won’t be able to notice the 0.4 second difference between the best drive and the BX200, but numbers tell a different story. And as we can see, the Crucial BX200 is amongst the slowest that I have tested.

9.3 seconds isn’t the best result that I have seen but is still good.

Once more, the Crucial BX200 SSD gave a result of 9.3 seconds and that is just good.

Summary:

The results tell the story, and that story is that the Crucial BX200 SSD isn’t a drive for those that seek maximum performance, however as a replacement drive it would be a very good alternative, and a big step forward in the world of SSDs.

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