SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of 520 vs MX100

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

Intel 520
5.7
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

Intel 520
6.6
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

Intel 520
7.6
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

Intel 520
6.5
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 Intel 520

Reasons to consider the
Intel 520

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Significantly faster windows 7 boot-up time 11.3 s vs 14 s Around 20% faster windows 7 boot-up time
Significantly higher PCMark vantage score 25,952 pts vs 16,976 pts Around 55% higher PCMark vantage score
Significantly faster photoshop lens filter 55.9 s vs 64.2 s Around 15% faster photoshop lens filter
Front view of Crucial MX100

Reasons to consider the
Crucial MX100

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Much larger cache 512 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all SSDs, 512 MB cache is just OK
Higher capacity 512 GB vs 240 GB Around 2.2x higher capacity
Faster 4k random read 175.64 MB/s vs 88.59 MB/s Around 2x faster 4k random read
Significantly lower 4k random read access time 1.42 ms vs 2.82 ms Around 50% lower 4k random read access time
Higher AS SSD score 1,030 pts vs 742 pts Around 40% higher AS SSD score
Lighter 63 g vs 78 g Around 20% lighter
Faster AS SSD ISO copy 435.88 MB/s vs 262.98 MB/s More than 65% faster AS SSD ISO copy
Lower avg. power consumption 2.31 Watts vs 2.66 Watts Around 15% lower avg. power consumption
Higher MTBF 1,500,000 hours vs 1,200,000 hours 25% higher MTBF
Thinner thickness 7 mm vs 10 mm More than 25% thinner thickness
More capacity per dollar 2.38 GB/$ vs 2 GB/$ Around 20% more capacity per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Intel 520 vs MX100

4K Random Read

Intel 520
88.59 MB/s
MX100
175.64 MB/s

4K Random Write

Intel 520
81.39 MB/s
MX100
72.86 MB/s

Windows 7 Boot-up Time

Intel 520
11.3 s
MX100
14 s

Avg. Power Consumption

Intel 520
2.66 Watts
MX100
2.31 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

Intel 520
3.08 ms
MX100
3.43 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

Intel 520
2.82 ms
MX100
1.42 ms

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