Crucial really created a budget line, easily making the BX100 series the cheapest SSDs at the time of review. You can pick up one of these 1TB models for £319.99 at Overclockers UK, £319.41 at Amazon, £307.32 at Scan Computers, and £305.94 at Aria PC. North American readers can find the drive at Amazon or NewEgg for $374.99 while German readers can find it starting at €362.73 through Geizhals.
The Crucial BX100 1TB model performed just as great as the previously tested 500GB model. We saw a good performance over all of our tests, with both compressible and incompressible data, no matter how much data was on the drive. Throughout the review, we saw many of the charts line fully up on top of each other, a clear sign on how steady this drive performs.
Figure wise, the drive demonstrated sequential reads up to 585MB/s and writes up to 460MB/s. In random 4K performance tests, the BX100 1TB scored around the 70K IOPS at both reading and writing.
The simple design of Crucial is continued on this latest drive, we get a silver driver with two stickers. On the bottom of the drive we find the sticker with all the relevant information such as firmware revision, serial number, and certifications. The top has the usual Crucial design with the series logo in the background and Crucial printed on top of it; it’s an SSD, what more could one want from a storage drive.
- Great performance
- Low price
- Steady performance
- 9.5mm adapter included
- Not the king of writes, but still pulls 460MB/s and 70K IOPS
- No 3.5-inch adapter
“The Crucial BX100 1TB gives you great performance and more storage for your hard-earned money, while making the need for mechanical drives seems like ancient history.”
Thanks to Crucial for providing us with this sample.