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.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Data Rate)

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.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Latency)

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.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Latency)

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.

AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy (Power)

Power consumption is once again dismal, as the drive is apparently spending way too much of its time on its relatively ineffective garbage collection.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer AnandTech Storage Bench - Light
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  • melgross - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Not true. If you put music and video files on this, it's perfectly adequate.
  • garbagedisposal - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    That doesn't mean anything. A hard drive would work beautifully for music and video too
  • petteyg359 - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - link

    Not if the drive motor is louder than the music...
  • LB-ID - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - link

    Why 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 - link

    Simple, the horrible noise that comes out of mechanical drives. It's definitely the loudest thing in my system.
  • Pissedoffyouth - Sunday, November 8, 2015 - link

    You 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 - link

    you must have one hell of a horrible computer case or using very old mechanical drives to hear that.
  • squngy - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - link

    Either 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 - link

    Your 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 - link

    Try 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)

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