CrucialCT256MX100SSD1
$116
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,691 user samples
17,691 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 88GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 59% 26GB free (System drive)
Poor: 59% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 260th / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.7 % 91.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
413 MB/s 457 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+11%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
318 MB/s 396 MB/s Faster write speed.
+25%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s 30.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+14%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
93.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
87 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
289 MB/s 343 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+19%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
37.1 MB/s 37.6 MB/s +1%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
223 MB/s 292 MB/s Much faster sustained write speed.
+31%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
459 MB/s 504 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
332 MB/s 466 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+40%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.2 MB/s 37.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
125 MB/s +2% 122 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
319 MB/s 413 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
44.9 MB/s 50.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
329 MB/s 388 MB/s Faster peak sustained write speed.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 7,569,526 SSDs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 76.9 % More popular.
+20%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 0.88 % Hugely higher market share.
+150%
Price
Price (score)
$116 99.4 USD Cheaper.
+17%
Value
Value For Money
72.3 % 92.8 % Better value.
+28%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
255 MB/s 350 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+37%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
313 MB/s 338 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+8%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
182 MB/s 260 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+43%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
176 MB/s 272 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+54%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
277 MB/s +3% 268 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
134 MB/s 188 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
Age
Newest
49 Months 38.7 Months More recent.
+27%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
979 Pts 1,181 Pts Stronger server IO.
+21%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB   —
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The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]

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