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AS SSD Benchmark Test on Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD

I did a little bit test on my new Samsung  970 EVO Plus  NVMe 250GB SSD.

After I installed the new Samsung SSD and migrate the system disk to it. The default NVMe driver is Windows 10 builtin driver.

Microsoft Standard NVM Express Controller

Driver version: 10.0.18362.1

Driver date: 6/21/2006

Standard NVM Express Controller


It can be confirmed on the Samsung Magician software. Under NVMe Driver, it shows Microsoft.

Samsung Magician


The test result based on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5636.37293.

Stornvme driver Score on AS SSD Benchmark 1.8

The score is 3178.

Later I found AS SSD Benchmark has a new version. V2.0.6812.41776.

Then I run the test on the new AS SSD Benchmark software.

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Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5-inch SSD

Crucial BX200 240GB

I bought a Crucial BX 200 SSD, a 2.5-inch SSD, 240GB. I bought it from in May 2016.

I have not found time to post what I did on it. Now I would like to record it here for future reference.  My elder daughter, Grace use a  laptop which is almost five years old. DELL XPS L502X.

To upgrade it and make it faster, I thought it is best to replace the old HDD with SSD.

Crucial BX200 240GB.

Crucial BX200 240GB

Crucial BX200 240GB box back

The Box Contains:

  1. 2.5-inch 7mm SSD SATA 6GB/s
  2. 7mm to 9.5mm spacer
  3. Data migration software key.

Crucial BX200 SSD

This is the SSD itself.

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Crucial MX300 275GB SSD

I posted the test on my blog, but I have not recorded the purchasing.  When I traveled to San Francisco, I will visit a computer store, Central Computers at downtown San Francisco. It is near my parents-in-law’s house. Compare with the price in Canada, it is cheaper and less tax.

Crucial MX300 275GB is the smallest SSD in MX300 series.  There are also 525GB, 1TB, and 2TB.

The price on 275GB SSD box is US$75.95. Actually, it is on a sale of Back to School. The price after discount is $65.95. Sale tax is 8.75% in California. Total is US$71.72.

Let me check the price at  Regular price is $109.99. It is CAD$99.99 now. Sale tax is 12% in BC. Total is CAD$111.99.

Do a calculation. 1 US Dollar equals to 1.28 Canadian Dollar. So US$71.72 = CAD$91.80. I saved 19% on it.(91.80/111.99 = 81.97%)

Look outside and inside of Crucial MX300 275GB SSD.


The items inside are one 2.5 inch SSD, one 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis True Image HD certificate.

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Upgrade Curcial BX100 SSD Firmware

It is almost two years old of my Crucial BX100 256GB SSD. Now, I upgraded its firmware from MU01 to MU02. Then I did the benchmark test. The result is very clear that new firmware improve the performance.

The original test I did in 2014 shown as below:

sata3 ssd benchmark

AS SSD Benchmark test Result on Crucial BX100 256GB SSD with MU02 Firmware

The new test I did ten minutes ago.

ssd mu02 new firmware benchmark test

All test results are better than before. Same PC, Same SATA driver. Just different firmware.

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Got a Crucial MX100 256GB SSD

I traveled to San Francisco last week. Crucial new SSD MX100, 256GB is a good deal, when I went into a computer store in downtown. The special price is $99.95 plus tax is $108.70.

The original price on price tag is $109.95 in US dollar. In Canadian Computer Store, say NCIX, it is 119.99 after $10 saving now, of course adding tax is about $134. It is a big saving, about 20% less in total.

So, I purchased it there and brought it home and installed it in my desktop.

Have a look firstly.


Look at inside the box.



Let me put the specs below for reference:

  • Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
  • Module Size: 256GB
  • Specs: Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 6Gbps 2.5″ Internal SSD • 550 MB/s Read / 333 MB/s Write
  • Series: MX100
  • Product Line: Client SSD
  • Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • Part number: CT256MX100SSD

I have a HDD installed, which is also SATA III, or SATA 6Gb/s, harddrive. But the mobo is A55M-P33. It is only support SATA II, or SATA 3Gb/s.

It is a problem, but not a big problem. I can still install the hdd into my desktop. It is just running on SATA II mode.

Crucial MX100 256GB SSD is shipped with a software, Acronis TrueImage 2014. It is a system software, which is used for backup, recovery, migration, etc. So I use it to clone my Windows 7 system from HDD to SSD. I am not describe it in details here. It is quite simple, just make a Acronis 2014 bootable disk and boot the pc with it. Choose Clone Disk function to complete this task.

Now, I can feel the speed benefit from this SSD when I boot the PC. I can feel how fast program opening. I will do some SSD test later and post the results here.

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