Average Bench: 81.3% (187th of 873)

Based on 14,072 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 18.6% 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 84.8MB/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 34.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX100 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 123MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 36.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,072 samples)
Min Avg Max
371 Read 496 522
304 Write 321 332
216 Mixed 371 396
87.8% 396 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 25.7 30.9
39.8 4K Write 84.8 118
13.7 4K Mixed 24.6 33.8
115% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.7 DQ Read 123 215
80.4 DQ Write 208 306
14 DQ Mixed 36.2 53.6
63.9% 122 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
235GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 329
Mixed 396
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 33.2
132% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 53.9
74% 136 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 507
Write 327
Mixed 384
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 30.3
125% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 46.7
78% 148 MB/s
20GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 327
Mixed 388
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 29.9
137% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 19.7
29% 52.1 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 326
Mixed 360
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 26.1
99% 37 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 46.4
63% 115 MB/s
54GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 496
Write 328
Mixed 388
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 23.1
93% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 47.6
66% 123 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,195,791 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 5,561 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,121

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

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

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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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