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Crucial BX300 480GB SSD Review

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  • Author: AkG
  • Date: August 29, 2017
  • Product Name: BX300 480GB
  • Part Number: CT480BX300SSD1
  • Warranty: 3 years

Read Bandwidth

For this benchmark, HDTach was used. It shows the potential read speed which you are likely to experience with these hard drives. The long test was run to give a slightly more accurate picture. We don’t put much stock in Burst speed readings and thus we no longer included it. The most important number is the Average Speed number. This number will tell you what to expect from a given drive in normal, day to day operations. The higher the average the faster your entire system will seem.

 

Write Performance

For this benchmark HD Tune Pro was used. To run the write benchmark on a drive, you must first remove all partitions from that drive and then and only then will it allow you to run this test. Unlike some other benchmarking utilities the HD Tune Pro writes across the full area of the drive, thus it easily shows any weakness a drive may have.

The NAND within the BX300 transforms what would have otherwise been nothing but a boring refresh into a new and interesting drive. Put simply no TLC based model in this price range can match it. Now if only the controller was able to fully harness it – which as we will show in the next pages it cannot. In addition in some tests we are also smashing into the limits of what the SATA interface can provide. Prepare to be slightly disappointed and make your decision on BX vs MX even more confusing. We will however try to clarify things as best as possible given Crucial purposely muddying the waters.

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