Crucial MX100 

Released June, 2014
  • 512 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 512 MB
6.4 Out of 10

When I first heard about the MX100, I expected it to be a crippled drive, designed to meet the lowest price points possible, but Crucial didn't cheap out.
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The SSD controller is the same as on the Crucial M550, paired with a full set of 16 flash chips for maximum bandwidth.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Crucial MX100

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

MX100
6.0
BX100
6.3
840 EVO
6.6
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

MX100
6.5
BX100
6.5
840 EVO
6.9
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

MX100
7.4
BX100
8.9
840 EVO
7.9
Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

MX100
6.3
BX100
6.8
840 EVO
6.7
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.4

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

MX100
6.4
BX100
6.9
840 EVO
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Crucial MX100

4K Random Read

MX100
175.64 MB/s
840 EVO
318.8 MB/s
BX100
248.37 MB/s

4K Random Write

MX100
72.86 MB/s
Crucial m4
8.8 MB/s
840 EVO
106.65 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

MX100
14 s
BX100
5.5 s
Crucial M550
7.9 s

Avg. Power Consumption

MX100
2.31 Watts
Crucial m4
1.41 Watts
MX300
1.92 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

MX100
3.43 ms
Crucial m4
28.42 ms
MX300
5.56 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

MX100
1.42 ms
840 EVO
0.78 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Crucial MX100


9.8
Like most recent SSDs, the Crucial MX100 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

Just 2% behind the M550's average performance in our real-life test suite, it matches the Crucial M500.
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All other competing drives on the market are irrelevant in my opinion so long as you want the best bang for the buck—good performance per dollar and low cost per GB.
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Samsung's 840 EVO and 840 Pro are also 2-3% faster but that really doesn't matter once you see the MX100's pricing.
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Speed

Compared to the fastest drive we ever tested, the Toshiba HG6, the performance difference is just 3%—nothing you'd ever notice in real-life.
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It is not only fast, but also extremely affordable, making it the cheapest high-end drive on the market.
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Price

Our tested 256 GB version is available for $115 right now, which makes the purchase a no-brainer as it is significantly cheaper than Samsung's 840 EVO ($140, for 250 GB) and the recently discounted OCZ Vertex 460 ($125, but only 240 GB).
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 512 GB
Cache 512 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,500,000 hours

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 7 mm
Weight 63 g
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