Average Bench: 81.5% (349th of 980)

Based on 23,402 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 18.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 134MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 89.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 256GB is 39.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX100 256GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 220MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,402 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 411 452
247 Write 314 332
223 Mixed 284 316
82.1 SusWrite 220 328
68.7% 307 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.5 4K Read 26.3 30.9
43.5 4K Write 89.9 123
25.1 4K Mixed 37.1 44.6
135% 51.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
36.8 DQ Read 177 273
91.6 DQ Write 272 312
43.4 DQ Mixed 134 182
127% 195 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 324 330 332 332 330 MB/s
Read 406
Write 329
Mixed 311
SusWrite 325
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 43.3
167% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 182
156% 224 MB/s
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 250 200 207 200 203 206 MB/s
Read 430
Write 330
Mixed 290
SusWrite 211
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 38.8
140% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 150
140% 213 MB/s
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 154 145 137 129 134 MB/s
Read 427
Write 324
Mixed 296
SusWrite 156
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 36.5
128% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 112
120% 195 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,409,630 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 9,107 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $998

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 Comments

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


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

I had it for 4 years now and it havent faild me once


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