Crucial MX100 Affordable Solid State Drive Review

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PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage

In the trace-based PCMark tests, the new Crucial MX100 series does relatively well. The 512GB drive placed right near the top of the charts, while the 256GB drive was able to outpace the Vertex 460 and even the M550 here.

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