It has been about a week since Al posted his review of the 256GB and 512GB models of the Crucial BX100 and what better way to remind you than with a review of the 1TB model, currently a mere $380 on Amazon (or only $374 on BHPhoto.com!). Hardware Canucks cracked open the 1TB budget priced consumer level SSD for your enjoyment right here, as well as running it through a gamut of tests. As expected their results are in line with the 512GB model as they both use a 4 channel controller, which does mean they are slower than some competitors drives. On the other hand the BX100 also has a significantly lower price making the 1TB model much more accessible for users. Check out their post here.
"Crucial's BX100 combines performance, endurance and value into one awesome budget-friendly SSD The best part? The 1TB version costs just $400."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- OCZ Challenge update: 2nd ARC 100 drive dies at 352TB @ Kitguru
- Crucial BX100 @ The SSD Review
- Crucial MX200 @ The SSD Review
- PNY CS2111 XLR8 @ The SSD Review
- Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe 256GB @ Kitguru
- Thecus N4310 @ techPowerUp
- BeyondCloud BC214se 2300 by Synology @ TechwareLabs
- Lexar JumpDrive M20 2-in-1Flash Drive @ eTeknix
- Toshiba TransMemory-EX II USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps
- Asus USB 3.1 Hands-on Preview @ Kitguru
BX turned out to be somewhat
BX turned out to be somewhat worse than the “bigger brother” (MX200), so you might as well just stop with that marketing.
500GB MX200 turned out to be quite better than its BX counterpart, same for 1TB models. Price difference between BX and MX is very small, so there’s really no reason to get BX instead of MX200. There’s also absolutely no reason to change MX100 to BX.
At smaller capacities, BX100
At smaller capacities, BX100 > MX100. Not everybody is buying 500GB or 1TB SSDs.
As I was told by Micron, the BX100 is meant to be a lower cost offering than the MX200. It's still a very capable SSD, and at the speeds both of those are already going, you're splitting hairs on performance while the cost delta is going to sway some towards the BX100 over the MX200.
512GB MX100 cost me just 125$
512GB MX100 cost me just 125$ 6~something months ago.
Unless half-TB BX sells for such money or even less – no – BX is not “>MX100”.
Talk to me again after these
Talk to me again after these guys have a few years of track time.
It’s a proven controller and
It's a proven controller and flash. No real reason to wait several years.