Crucial BX300 3D MLC SSD Review: Affordable, Durable, Solid State Storage

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Crucial BX300 SSD - SANDRA And ATTO

Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the File System test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on fully formatted drives, with software RAID 0 configured on the DC P3608. Read and write performance metrics are detailed below.

SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic Disk Benchmarking

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The Crucial BX300 offered the best read speeds of the pack in this test, but write performance fell shy of the Samsung and OCZ drives.

ATTO Disk Benchmark
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ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5KB through 64MB transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.

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The Crucial BX300 performed very well across the board here. The drive finished at or near the top of the stack regardless of the transfer size in the ATTO Disk Benchmark, save for the tiniest of transfers in the read test.

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