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Crucial BX300 240GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 1, 2018 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Crucial

Final Thoughts

 

In the end, it all comes down to performance per dollar that equals value. So, what do we have in the BX300? One of the best performing SATA SSDs we've ever tested at about the lowest price per gigabyte we've seen recently. This is a winning combination. The only SATA based SSDs that can outperform the BX300 at 128-480GB are coming from the Samsung camp at a much higher cost. All things considered, we are of the opinion that the BX300 is the best value on the market today.

 

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The BX300 delivers a nice balance of synthetic and moderate workload performance. As we noted throughout the review, the BX300 despite its capacity disadvantage delivered far better synthetic performance than the SX950, which is literally the same drive in terms of components. Crucial is working some kind of magic with their firmware or they are using higher grade flash. Either way, the BX300 is the king of the 32-layer Micron flash equipped SATA SSDs.

 

Undoubtedly, the most impressive performance delivered by the BX300 during our testing came while running SYSmark. The BX300 rewarded us with one of the best scores we've received from any SATA SSD we've tested to date. That's extremely impressive when you consider that SYSmark consists of actual applications running on the system disk. There is no way to optimize firmware for SYSmark. In the real-world, the BX300 is in the top three or four SATA SSDs we've ever tested in terms of performance. In terms of value, we believe it is the top value in SATA SSDs at this time.

 

 

User Experience: The Crucial BX300 delivers a Tier-1 SSD experience that rivals any SATA SSD we've ever used. It is very responsive, boots super-fast and handles multi-tasking without skipping a beat. And, when you enable Momentum Cache it gets even better. We came away very impressed with the Crucial BX300 240GB SATA III SSD which is why it is TweakTown recommended.

 

 

Pros:

 

  • Application Performance
  • MLC Flash
  • Pricing

 

Cons:

 

  • 3-Year Warranty

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance95%
Quality98%
Features95%
Value99%
Overall TweakTown Rating97%

The Bottom Line: With the lowest prices and some of the best SATA performance we've ever seen, the BX300 is a total win for the consumer.

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