Average Bench: 72.3% (413th of 955)

Based on 4,563 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 27.7% 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 84.5MB/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 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX100 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 130MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 181MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
366 Read 492 528
175 Write 181 187
146 Mixed 231 273
70.7 SusWrite 130 182
56.9% 258 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 25.2 30.9
42.5 4K Write 84.5 117
14.6 4K Mixed 25.7 38.7
116% 45.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 182 315
64 DQ Write 142 183
13.9 DQ Mixed 52.8 166
69.2% 126 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
47GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 173 152 162 159 155 MB/s
Read 416
Write 185
Mixed 224
SusWrite 163
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 37.2
137% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 168
147% 222 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,585,287 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 128GB Builds (Compare 7,901 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $903

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 Comments

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

Feature-packed capacity. Proven reliability...

Added 3 years ago.

Below average

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