SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of m4 vs MX100

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

MX100
6.0
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
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
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
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Crucial m4

Reasons to consider the
Crucial m4

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Much faster windows 7 boot-up time 9.1 s vs 14 s 35% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 23,531 pts vs 16,976 pts Around 40% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 55.9 s vs 64.2 s Around 15% faster photoshop lens filter
Significantly lower avg. power consumption 1.41 Watts vs 2.31 Watts Around 40% lower avg. power consumption
Front view of Crucial MX100

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Crucial MX100

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Much lower 4k random write access time 3.43 ms vs 28.42 ms 8.3x lower 4k random write access time
Significantly higher capacity 512 GB vs 64 GB 8x higher capacity
Significantly faster 4k random write 72.86 MB/s vs 8.8 MB/s More than 8.2x faster 4k random write
Significantly larger cache 512 MB vs 128 MB 4x larger cache
Significantly faster 512K sequential write 477.34 MB/s vs 250.44 MB/s More than 90% faster 512K sequential write
Faster 4k random read 175.64 MB/s vs 135.32 MB/s Around 30% faster 4k random read
Faster 512K sequential read 450.03 MB/s vs 295.62 MB/s More than 50% faster 512K sequential read
Significantly more capacity per dollar 2.38 GB/$ vs 0.8 GB/$ Around 3x more capacity per dollar
Higher AS SSD score 1,030 pts vs 676 pts More than 50% higher AS SSD score
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 435.88 MB/s vs 254.4 MB/s More than 70% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
Lower 4k random read access time 1.42 ms vs 1.85 ms Around 25% lower 4k random read access time
Slightly lighter 63 g vs 73 g Around 15% lighter

Benchmarks Real world tests of Crucial m4 vs MX100

4K Random Read

Crucial m4
135.32 MB/s
MX100
175.64 MB/s

4K Random Write

Crucial m4
8.8 MB/s
MX100
72.86 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Crucial m4
9.1 s
MX100
14 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Crucial m4
1.41 Watts
MX100
2.31 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Crucial m4
28.42 ms
MX100
3.43 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Crucial m4
1.85 ms
MX100
1.42 ms

Reviews Word on the street

Crucial m4  vs MX100 

8.8
9.8
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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