Average Bench: 80.9% (171st of 848)

Based on 9,350 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT256MX100SSD1, Crucial_ CT256MX100SSD1, Crucial_ Crucial_CT256MX1, Crucial_CT256MX1, Crucial_ CT256MX100SS

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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Very good average bench

The Crucial MX100 256GB averaged just 19.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX100 256GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 85.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 256GB is 38.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX100 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 119MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
341 Read 491 522
296 Write 321 331
196 Mixed 365 397
86.9% 392 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.9 4K Read 25.7 31.5
37.7 4K Write 85.4 126
13.8 4K Mixed 24.5 33.6
116% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.7 DQ Read 119 217
55 DQ Write 203 306
13.4 DQ Mixed 35.4 53.7
62.4% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
60GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 522
Write 329
Mixed 394
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 29.9
120% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 48.3
88% 170 MB/s
131GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 323
Mixed 387
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 60.2
4K Mixed 23.3
100% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 40.2
44% 70.2 MB/s
133GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 325
Mixed 384
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 26.7
102% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 26.4
DQ Write 68.8
DQ Mixed 16.6
22% 37.3 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,595,267 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 4,231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $980

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 Comments

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

The choice between speed and capacity is over, choose both...

Added 2 years ago.

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Good

1 month ago.

Pretty good


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As a pure drive it's average, as a price leader it's superb. The bang for the buck makes it hard to beat.—Dec '14


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