Average Bench: 75.4% (506th of 1018)

Based on 6,760 user benchmarks.  Models: Crucial_CT128MX1, Crucial_ CT128MX100SS, Crucial_ CT128MX100SSD1, Crucial_CT128MX100SSD1

The Crucial 128GB MX100 has the smallest capacity and is the slowest of the MX100 range. Comparing the 128GB and 256GB MX100s shows that the 256GB version has a 75% faster write speed. Within the MX100 range write speeds scale linearly with capacity, as a consequence, the 128GB version struggles to compete with similarly priced drives from other manufacturers. On the other hand, the 512GB version and to a lesser extent the 256GB version offer far better value for money. Overall the MX100 has an effective speed which is amongst the top 30% of 128GB drives so its not bad by any means but there are however both cheaper and faster alternatives available in the now extremely competitive 128GB SSD category. [Oct '14 SSDrivePro]

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Good average bench

The Crucial MX100 128GB averaged 24.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX100 128GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 147MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 88.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 128GB is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Crucial MX100 128GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 139MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 180MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 427 472
169 Write 180 187
196 Mixed 218 230
76 SusWrite 139 183
53.3% 241 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.6 30.5
48.8 4K Write 88.2 117
24.3 4K Mixed 34.9 41.5
130% 49.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
153 DQ Read 281 316
91.6 DQ Write 158 185
81.6 DQ Mixed 147 169
129% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
108GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 175 167 162 179 180 MB/s
Read 463
Write 183
Mixed 209
SusWrite 174
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41
158% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 248
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 150
125% 183 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,043,286 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 128GB Builds (Compare 16,143 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $962

Popular MX100 128GB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

Feature-packed capacity. Proven reliability...

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Below average

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $146Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $84SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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