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

    You guys made a typo on page 8, under "Mixed Sequential Read/Write Performance" -- you duplicated "duplicating" heh
  • Billy Tallis - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Ironic. Thanks.
  • NeonFlak - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    1tb Mushkin Reactor for less than $300 any day over this.
  • MikhailT - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Is it me or is Crucial messing up lately with regressed successors? MX100 was great but MX200 was not that great and BX100/BX200 is even worse. It would've been better for them to just keep MX100 and drop prices over time.

    Crucial is basically just convincing me to switch to Samsung next time.
  • leexgx - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    BX100 was very good for laptops, very low power use even when under load
    BX200 is slower and use crap load more power , the TLC drives are just not worth the £10 cheaper price
  • LarsBars - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    I've heard AnandTech say in the past, "It doesn't matter which brand of SSD you go with- just that you go with SSD."

    It looks like the BX200 means we need to be more vigilant about which SSDs we buy.
  • JimmiG - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    It wouldn't be terrible if it was a bit cheaper. If the price drops over the next couple of months (which usually happens with SSD's), it would be great as a "secondary SSD", especially the 960GB model. However at the current prices, you're better off paying a tiny bit more for much better performance and endurance.
  • Hulk - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    I don't understand. Same endurance as the BX100 series using the same process size yet this is TLC vs. MLC for the BX100?

    While the performance is not great I could see this for media storage if the price is right. And by right I mean $200/TB.
  • Billy Tallis - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    The endurance ratings for warranty purposes are only loosely connected to the actual P/E cycle count, and are usually pretty conservative. Plus, the BX200 does have the benefit of more sophisticated error correction.
  • jabber - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Time to buy up the clearance BX100s!

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