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

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Crucial BX300 - PCMark Storage Tests

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

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Technically, the Crucial BX300's performance landed near the bottom in PCMark's trace-based tests, but as you can see, the delta separating it from the higher-performing drives are very small. If you look at the individual sub-tests, the BX300 trades victories with some of the drives with higher overall scores.

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