Average Bench: 80.1% (184th of 848)

Based on 8,558 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 19.9% 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 81.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 256GB is 36.1%. 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 118MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,558 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 493 522
297 Write 321 331
197 Mixed 368 396
87.3% 394 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 25.1 31.3
40.1 4K Write 81.9 125
13.4 4K Mixed 24.1 33.6
112% 43.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.5 DQ Read 118 207
58.9 DQ Write 201 304
13.6 DQ Mixed 35.1 51.2
61.7% 118 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 501
Write 320
Mixed 394
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 30.2
121% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 47.2
87% 168 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 513
Write 324
Mixed 393
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 16.1
82% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 25.7
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 16.1
43% 84.5 MB/s
95GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 302
Write 325
Mixed 172
59% 266 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 17.5
86% 31.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 18.7
25% 43.1 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,359,232 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 3,882 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 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $954

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

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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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