Crucial MX100 Affordable Solid State Drive Review

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Our Summary and Conclusion

Performance Summary: Crucial’s new MX100 series of solid state drives performed very well throughout our entire battery of tests. Both of the drives competed very well in Read tests, finishing near the top of the charts in virtually every benchmark. Both of the drives also offered consistent performance regardless of the compressibility of the data being transferred, and in the trace-based PCMark tests, the drives finished strong in every category. The 256GB drive (and the 128GB we did not test) offers lower write performance than the 512GB drive, however.

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Crucial’s new MX100 series of drives should be available immediately from your favorite retailer. Prices for the drives are set at 128GB ($79.99), 256GB ($109.99), and 512GB ($224.99). If you do the math, those prices equate to about $0.62 per gigabyte for the 128GB model and only $0.43 per gigabyte for the 256GB and 512GB drives. For that kind of money, you can’t help but like the MX100 series, especially considering their relatively strong performance. The 256GB and 512GB drives in particular are very competitively priced. If you’re looking for an affordable SSD and aren’t concerned about the 256GB MX100’s write performance, it would be a great choice at $110. If you’ve got the funds though, the 512MB MX100’s performance is solid across the board and that extra capacity is sure to be appreciated.

  • Strong Performance
  • Affordably Priced
  • Spacer and Imaging Software Included
  • Didn't Lead The Pack In Any Particular Category

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