Crucial BX300 480GB SSD Review


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

Windows 8.1 Start Up with Boot Time A/V Scan Performance

When it comes to hard drive performance there is one area that even the most oblivious user notices: how long it takes to load the Operating System. We have chosen Windows 8.1 64bit Pro as our Operating System with all ‘fast boot’ options disabled in the BIOS. In previous load time tests we would use the Anti-Virus splash screen as our finish line; this however is no longer the case. We have not only added in a secondary Anti-Virus to load on startup, but also an anti-malware program. We have set Super Anti-Spyware to initiate a quick scan on Windows start-up and the completion of the quick scan will be our new finish line. 


Adobe CS5 Load Time

Photoshop is a notoriously slow loading program under the best of circumstances, and while the latest version is actually pretty decent, when you add in a bunch of extra brushes and the such you get a really great torture test which can bring even the best of the best to their knees. Let’s see how our review unit fared in the Adobe crucible! 

Now that we turn our attention to the real world the BX300 does lose a little bit of its luster. The BX300 is indeed an amazing refresh and strong competition to the MX series but it is not the slam dunk it should be. The cynical side of us says this was done on purpose by Crucial to keep MX300 sales high until they can refresh it. The other half of us says this was simply done to keep the cost for this drive in check. We will leave it up to you decide which side of the debate you fall on.

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