Average Bench: 81.1% (239th of 927)

Based on 19,722 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 18.9% 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 83.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 256GB is 32.8%. 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 125MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 34.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,722 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 499 522
307 Write 322 332
241 Mixed 373 396
88.2% 398 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 25.6 30.7
41.2 4K Write 83.4 118
14 4K Mixed 24.6 33.7
114% 44.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 125 211
61.6 DQ Write 199 305
13.2 DQ Mixed 34.8 53.2
62.1% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 323
Mixed 382
90% 406 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 19.9
126% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 18.3
32% 58.3 MB/s
4GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 521
Write 325
Mixed 390
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 20.2
117% 45.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 20.1
30% 54.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,820,892 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 7,182 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 - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $981

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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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