The Crucial BX200 (480GB & 960GB) SSD Review: Crucial's First TLC NAND SSDby Billy Tallis on November 3, 2015 9:00 AM EST
AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy
Our Heavy storage benchmark is proportionately more write-heavy than The Destroyer, but much shorter overall. The total writes in the Heavy test aren't enough to fill the drive, so performance should never drop all the way down to the steady state. This test is far more representative of a power user's day to day usage, and is heavily influenced by the drive's peak performance. The Heavy workload test details can be found here.
The higher proportion of writes on the Heavy test as compared with The Destroyer sends the BX200 to the bottom of the chart. The difference in performance between running the Heavy test on a freshly-erased drive and a completely full drive is atypically small, showing that the poor performance cannot be due to a mere lack of sufficient overprovisioning.
Until the BX200 came along, there wasn't much spread among SATA drive for average service time. The painful write performance shows up very clearly here.
With 8.8% and 10.7% of operations taking more than 10ms to complete, the BX200 will clearly be noticeably slower than most modern SSDs under moderate and heavy load.
Power consumption is once again dismal, as the drive is apparently spending way too much of its time on its relatively ineffective garbage collection.
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melgross - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - linkNot true. If you put music and video files on this, it's perfectly adequate.
garbagedisposal - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - linkThat doesn't mean anything. A hard drive would work beautifully for music and video too
petteyg359 - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - linkNot if the drive motor is louder than the music...
LB-ID - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - linkWhy in the world would you be using a space-limited, relatively expensive SSD for storage like that when you could get MUCH better price/performance ratio out of a mechanical drive?
SmokingCrop - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - linkSimple, the horrible noise that comes out of mechanical drives. It's definitely the loudest thing in my system.
Pissedoffyouth - Sunday, November 8, 2015 - linkYou could definitely hear the hard drive on my old PC, but my WD Reds are damn silent in my new one. Can't hear them at all. Only by holding the caser you can feel the slight vibration
tamalero - Thursday, November 12, 2015 - linkyou must have one hell of a horrible computer case or using very old mechanical drives to hear that.
squngy - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - linkEither that, or premium silent fans...
If you build a system with the intent of keeping it as quite as possible and are willing to spend some extra money and or sacrifice some performance then you will hear mechanical drives over other components at least occasionally (seek and spinup).
nagi603 - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkYour case must be an old, cheap one, or one not particularly designed for home use. (Or you are missing the side panel.) Try one that comes with mechanical decoupling groumets, like every decent case for more than a couple years back. E.g.: Antec or Fractal Design cases. Or go el-cheapo and just suspend the HDD with bungie cord in the 5.25" slots. Voila, no more noise.
royalcrown - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - linkTry dropping your external mechanical HDD while on, then try it with an SSD and see...
one thing you needn't worry about is moving your system while it's on with ssd, (or bumping it)