Average Bench: 72.4% (351st of 927)

Based on 4,337 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT128MX1, Crucial_ CT128MX100SS, Crucial_ CT128MX100SSD1, Crucial_CT128MX100SSD1

The Crucial 128GB MX100 has the smallest capacity and is the slowest of the MX100 range. Comparing the 128GB and 256GB MX100s shows that the 256GB version has a 75% faster write speed. Within the MX100 range write speeds scale linearly with capacity, as a consequence, the 128GB version struggles to compete with similarly priced drives from other manufacturers. On the other hand, the 512GB version and to a lesser extent the 256GB version offer far better value for money. Overall the MX100 has an effective speed which is amongst the top 30% of 128GB drives so its not bad by any means but there are however both cheaper and faster alternatives available in the now extremely competitive 128GB SSD category. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Crucial MX100 128GB averaged 27.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 128GB is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX100 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 181MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,337 samples)
Min Avg Max
478 Read 507 528
174 Write 181 187
140 Mixed 234 273
67% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.2 30.5
43.3 4K Write 84.8 117
14.3 4K Mixed 24.2 32.7
114% 44.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 173 311
60.4 DQ Write 142 181
13.5 DQ Mixed 36.3 50.2
60.1% 117 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
12GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 183
Mixed 244
69% 316 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 19
116% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 18.1
38% 72.9 MB/s
23GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 508
Write 82.1
Mixed 118
50% 236 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 22.3
88% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 70.5
DQ Mixed 41.3
51% 93.5 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,800,131 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 128GB Builds (Compare 7,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $939

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Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Feature-packed capacity. Proven reliability...

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