Crucial BX500 SSD Review - Fewer Components, Lower Prices (Page 5)

| Sep 22, 2018 at 10:00 am CDT

256GB Real-World Performance

Game Load Time

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For the price, the 240GB BX500 performs well in our game load time test. It takes close to 1 second longer to load the levels compared to the MX500 but is faster than many of the other low-cost drives selling today.

PCMark 8 Total Storage Bandwidth

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Widening the application scope to nine other applications and summarizing the results in an easy to digest throughput score tells a different tale. The BX500 delivers nearly half the application throughput compared to the 250GB MX500.

PCMark 8 Extended Storage Test

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As we mentioned with the 480GB capacity, Crucial didn't design this series for extended heavy workloads. We'll just pass over this test designed measure performance under strenuous conditions.

System Responsiveness and Power

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Before the Barracuda SSD distracts you from missing the power rating, we want to explain the drive has an issue with our Lenovo Y700-17 gaming notebook that doesn't allow us to measure watt hour power consumption accurately.

When we stay within the confines of the entry-level SSDs, the BX500 looks good in our responsiveness test. It is likely the best 256GB class entry-level SATA SSD shipping today.

Notebook Battery Life

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In the same notebook, but with MobileMark software to measure battery life, the 240GB BX500 only scored an average result of just over 320 minutes on-battery time.

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