AnandTech Storage Bench - Light

Our Light storage test has relatively more sequential accesses and lower queue depths than The Destroyer or the Heavy test, and it's by far the shortest test overall. It's based largely on applications that aren't highly dependent on storage performance, so application launch times and file load times are what dominate this test. This test can be seen as the sum of all the little delays in a day's usage. Details of the Light test can be found here.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Light (Data Rate)

Even our Light test is enough to hit the BX200 where it hurts. The 480GB drive's average data rate is around what the first-generation SATA interface could handle.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Light (Latency)

AnandTech Storage Bench - Light (Latency)

The latency outliers are the most disturbing result so far. The Light test should not enough to bring a SSD to its knees.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Light (Power)

Power consumption is finally getting close to normal, showing that the BX200 was able to catch a break for at least a while during this test.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy Random Performance
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  • melgross - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Not true. If you put music and video files on this, it's perfectly adequate.
  • garbagedisposal - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    That doesn't mean anything. A hard drive would work beautifully for music and video too
  • petteyg359 - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    Not if the drive motor is louder than the music...
  • LB-ID - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Why in the world would you be using a space-limited, relatively expensive SSD for storage like that when you could get MUCH better price/performance ratio out of a mechanical drive?
  • SmokingCrop - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Simple, the horrible noise that comes out of mechanical drives. It's definitely the loudest thing in my system.
  • Pissedoffyouth - Sunday, November 8, 2015 - link

    You could definitely hear the hard drive on my old PC, but my WD Reds are damn silent in my new one. Can't hear them at all. Only by holding the caser you can feel the slight vibration
  • tamalero - Thursday, November 12, 2015 - link

    you must have one hell of a horrible computer case or using very old mechanical drives to hear that.
  • squngy - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - link

    Either that, or premium silent fans...

    If you build a system with the intent of keeping it as quite as possible and are willing to spend some extra money and or sacrifice some performance then you will hear mechanical drives over other components at least occasionally (seek and spinup).
  • nagi603 - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    Your case must be an old, cheap one, or one not particularly designed for home use. (Or you are missing the side panel.) Try one that comes with mechanical decoupling groumets, like every decent case for more than a couple years back. E.g.: Antec or Fractal Design cases. Or go el-cheapo and just suspend the HDD with bungie cord in the 5.25" slots. Voila, no more noise.
  • royalcrown - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    Try dropping your external mechanical HDD while on, then try it with an SSD and see...

    one thing you needn't worry about is moving your system while it's on with ssd, (or bumping it)

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