Crucial BX100 SSD Tests On Ubuntu Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Storage on 25 September 2015. Page 1 of 3. 12 Comments

One of the latest solid-state drives at Phoronix that's been up for testing is the Crucial BX100, a mid-range SSD with the 120GB version retailing for around $60 USD.

The Crucial BX100 is the latest solid-state drive purchased for one of the test systems that runs automated Linux benchmarks on the daily basis. What led me to the Crucial BX100 was its affordable price of $64 USD for 120GB storage capacity (plenty for this test system) and having good success in other Crucial SSDs on Linux like the Crucial MX100 but having not tested any Crucial BX series drive.

The Crucial BX100 120GB (CT120BX100SSD1) solid-state drive claims sequential reads up to 535MB/s and sequential writes up to 135MB/s. The random reads are rated at 90K IOPS and 87K IOPS for writes on this Serial ATA 3.0 SSD.

The BX100 is backed by a limited three-year warranty. This drive has a 7mm height while the only included accessory with the drive is the spacer for fitting 9.5mm height slots.

With comparing the performance of this SSD against some other recent solid state drives at Phoronix, the Core i7 5960X system was used while running an older Ubuntu 15.04 installation with a Linux 4.2 development kernel snapshot. All drives were formatted to EXT4. The drives in this comparison were an OCZ Vertex 3, ADATA SP600, OCZ TRION 100, Silicon Power S60, Transcend Premium SSD370S, and PNY CS1211.

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