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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

Crystal DiskMark

Crystal DiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and random read/write speeds; and allows you to set the number of tests iterations to run. We left the number of tests at 5 and size at 100MB. 


 

PCMark 7

While there are numerous suites of tests that make up PCMark 7, only one is pertinent: the HDD Suite. The HDD Suite consists of numerous tests that try and replicate real world drive usage. Everything from how long a simulated virus scan takes to complete, to MS Vista start up time to game load time is tested in these core tests; however, we do not consider this anything other than just another suite of synthetic tests. For this reason, while each test is scored individually we have opted to include only the overall score.

The BX300 really is excellent competition for the likes of Toshiba, Intel, Samsung, and any other manufacturer you care to mention. It is even pretty darn tough competition for Crucial themselves too. However, when you take a close look at the numbers you realize that the controller really is the weak link in the BX300 series. Put simply it is based an old design and this does keep the NAND from reaching its true potential. A potential we will never see in the BX300 series.

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