Average Bench: 81.7% (377th of 1000)

Based on 25,911 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 18.3% 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 91.1MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX100 256GB is 41.2%. 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 224MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 172MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,911 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 409 453
279 Write 317 332
228 Mixed 285 316
91.2 SusWrite 224 329
69.1% 309 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.8 4K Read 26.2 31
44.4 4K Write 91.1 127
25.4 4K Mixed 37.2 45
136% 51.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
28 DQ Read 172 267
90.7 DQ Write 270 312
38.1 DQ Mixed 134 182
126% 192 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,375,159 SSDs tested.

Typical MX100 256GB Builds (Compare 11,028 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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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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 Comments

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

The choice between speed and capacity is over, choose both...

Added 4 years ago.

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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

2 months ago.

I had it for 4 years now and it havent faild me once 8 months after the review, a goddam sata powercable fired it.


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