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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  • extide - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    So, apparently the first "bad" crucial SSD. Oh wait, no, the second one, remember that V4 or whatever it was, heh.
  • hojnikb - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    This is miles ahead V4, because this is usable, while V4 was not.
  • iLovefloss - Sunday, November 8, 2015 - link

    Nah, Crucial still had their M4 which quite a few issues for many people.
  • Glock24 - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Wow, didn't expect such a product from Crucial. The only other SSD that performs worse than a mechanical disk is the Kingston SSD V300 that is still being sold.
  • hojnikb - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    V300, despite its hate, is still *much* faster than any HDD out there.
  • Glock24 - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Maybe you got lucky, but I bought one after reading some good reviews (before the nand change fiasco hit the news) and after a while I noticed something was wrong because of the painfully slow performance. It was giving me reads close to 100MB/s and writes on the 20MB/s range, and that's sequential performance. I usually do not notice any difference in tel world performance between different SSD models, but with the V300 was very notorious. Even the HDD I had in use at the time felt faster (Spinpoint F1 1TB). So no, the V300 is not faster than any HDD.
  • hojnikb - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    that was a faulty model or issue on your end. eve the crappiest models were good for atleast 75mbs of write....
  • Gigaplex - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    And most hard drives these days can beat 75MB/s sequential write.
  • hojnikb - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    sequential speeds matter very little, its the random performace that makes ssds fast. and those are orders of magnitude better, even with v300
  • jabber - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Yeah I use V300's exclusively in SATA II based PCs and laptops as they will push 270MBps+ all day long. No point buying 850 EVOs there. Must have bought 50+ and all of them are still going strong.

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