Crucial BX300 240GB Review (Page 6 of 11)

Page 6 - Benchmark: HD Tach

About HD Tach

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

From: Developer's Page

After wiping the Crucial BX300 240GB with a clean format and ensuring alignment and everything is correct, I fired it up for some testing in HD Tach. HD Tach is more of a 'drag race' than a clear indication of real life performance, and has been around for a really long time. It is an excellent storage performance reference among SSDs with the same controller and has been our favorite benchmark long before hard drives even cracked the 50MB/s mark. The Crucial BX300 240GB did very well, as you can see in the tests above. The average read speed was 475.7 MB/s, which is on the higher end of results. Usually, we are looking for tests results higher than 350 MB/s, and most of the time the drives do not go above 400 MB/s. This means the BX300 did quite well in comparison with other drives, beating out the Crucial BX100 500GB, which scored 404.0 MB/s, as well as the Crucial MX300 750GB, which scored 355.0 MB/s. This was a similar comparison for burst speeds as well.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion