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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  • paulgj - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - link

    I see the MU02 firmware for this drive is out, are there any plans to retest?
  • LarsBars - Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - link

    The BX200's are getting cheap now, and they have a new firmware update, MU02. Any chance that you could re-run the BX200's through the tests and see if anything is improved? Thanks!
  • Amoro - Monday, April 11, 2016 - link

    I don't see the point since it only states stability/reliability improvements and doesn't mention anything about performance.

    Release Date: 1/12/2016

    Corrected SMART attribute threshold values
    Improved general reliability and stability
    Minor Bug Fixes and general reliability and stability Improvements
  • freddell - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - link

    I dont know how your IO tests throughput numbers are so high compared to MX100 or MX200. As soon as I tried to clone a 1TB drive for my wifes laptop the write speed dropped to 60 MB/s or less, clearly slower than the HDD it was meant to replace. BX is a truly horrible drive for write performance, I will not recommend to anyone. I dont know why it was not highlighted in your review.
  • dh33r4j - Thursday, August 25, 2016 - link

    I got the 480GB for £73 ($95) during lightning sale from Amazon. When the price is right, I think it becomes worth it. For someone moving from a HDD to SSD, I coudn't say no to the offer.

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