SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of MX100 vs M500

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

Windows 7 Boot-up Time, Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Crucial MX100

Reasons to consider the
Crucial MX100

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Much larger cache 512 MB vs 24 MB More than 21.2x larger cache
Faster 4k random read 175.64 MB/s vs 126.46 MB/s Around 40% faster 4k random read
Faster 512K sequential write 477.34 MB/s vs 413.32 MB/s More than 15% faster 512K sequential write
Lower 4k random read access time 1.42 ms vs 1.98 ms Around 30% lower 4k random read access time
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 435.88 MB/s vs 306.5 MB/s More than 40% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Front view of Crucial M500

Reasons to consider the
Crucial M500

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Significantly higher capacity 960 GB vs 512 GB Around 90% higher capacity
Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 8.8 s vs 14 s More than 35% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 24,678 pts vs 16,976 pts More than 45% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 57.4 s vs 64.2 s More than 10% faster photoshop lens filter
More capacity per dollar 3.2 GB/$ vs 2.38 GB/$ Around 35% more capacity per dollar
Lower avg. power consumption 2.13 Watts vs 2.31 Watts Around 10% lower avg. power consumption

Benchmarks Real world tests of MX100 vs M500

4K Random Read

MX100
175.64 MB/s
Crucial M500
126.46 MB/s

4K Random Write

MX100
72.86 MB/s
Crucial M500
66.2 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

MX100
14 s
Crucial M500
8.8 s

Avg. Power Consumption

MX100
2.31 Watts
Crucial M500
2.13 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

MX100
3.43 ms
Crucial M500
3.78 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

MX100
1.42 ms
Crucial M500
1.98 ms

Reviews Word on the street

MX100  vs M500 

9.8
9.4
The SSD controller is the same as on the Crucial M550, paired with a full set of 16 flash chips for maximum bandwidth.
MX100

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Why bother pretending to compare drives that tell us nothing by comparing them other than that they are different?
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