SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of MX100 vs M550

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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Significantly higher capacity 512 GB vs 64 GB 8x higher capacity
Default view of Crucial M550

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Crucial M550

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 7.9 s vs 14 s Around 45% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 57.2 s vs 64.2 s More than 10% faster photoshop lens filter
Slightly faster 512K sequential read 528.18 MB/s vs 450.03 MB/s More than 15% faster 512K sequential read
Higher PCMark vantage score 19,156 pts vs 16,976 pts Around 15% higher PCMark vantage score

Benchmarks Real world tests of MX100 vs M550

4K Random Read

MX100
175.64 MB/s
Crucial M550
162.18 MB/s

4K Random Write

MX100
72.86 MB/s
Crucial M550
73.78 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

MX100
14 s
Crucial M550
7.9 s

Avg. Power Consumption

MX100
2.31 Watts
Crucial M550
2.35 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

MX100
3.43 ms
Crucial M550
3.39 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

MX100
1.42 ms
Crucial M550
1.54 ms

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