Average Bench: 81.3% (184th of 863)

Based on 14,075 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 85.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 256GB is 34.4%. 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 122MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 35.8MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
368 Read 495 522
304 Write 322 332
218 Mixed 368 396
87.5% 395 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 4K Read 25.5 31.3
38.7 4K Write 85.5 123
13.8 4K Mixed 24.7 33.5
116% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.3 DQ Read 122 212
65.3 DQ Write 205 304
12.8 DQ Mixed 35.8 53.2
63.2% 121 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
100GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 333
Mixed 391
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 27.1
141% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 46.2
80% 154 MB/s
137GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 326
Mixed 397
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 28.5
107% 40 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 47.5
66% 120 MB/s
14GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 325
Mixed 391
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 14.6
94% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 48
55% 87.8 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,485,966 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 4,727 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $996

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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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