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Crucial MX100 SSD 256GB Review

Although Crucial’s MX100 didn’t top our benchmarking charts it did perform well.  The confusing aspect of the MX1oo to me is where to position it.  The drive doesn’t really market itself as a performance drive or an enthusiasts drive, but it doesn’t market itself as a low-end SSD either.  Rounding out at just about $105 USD, this 256GB drive is certainly less expensive than the high cost barn burners but it isn’t the cheapest either. You can certainly find some low-cost drives out there, some of them being high performance drives from yesteryear (like the OCZ Vector).

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If you are a fan of Crucial products, by all means this drive is a good one.  This drive is the next step in Crucial’s SSD evolution.  The MX100, packed with new 16nm NAND and an enhanced Marvell controller, is the newer faster brother of the M550.

So what does all that mean to you? Add the performance and the reliability claims and this drive seems like a bargain.  If you want a drive that you can abuse (write 40GB every day for 5 years) and still move data swiftly, this may be the drive for you.  If you are looking for the newest / fastest SSD and you have money to burn, you may want to consider one of the benchmark toppers instead.  Overall, I can say that I am happy with the MX100, and if were in the market for an SSD… it would be on the list.

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Review Overview

Performance - 7
Quality (Design & Build) - 9
Packaging - 7
Value - 8
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Benchmarking: Key Comparisons
  3. Benchmarking: AS SSD
  4. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  5. Benchmarking: Anvil Storage Benchmark
  6. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  7. Benchmarking: ATTO Disk Benchmark
  8. Benchmarking: PCMark Vantage
  9. Benchmarking: PCMark 8
  10. Final Thoughts

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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