Crucial MX100 SSD

  • Crucial MX100 SSD
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The MX100 series is Crucial's latest budget friendly SSD, it can achieve read speeds of up to 550MB/s. The MX100 offers AES 256-bit encryption on hardware and is one of the only SSDs available that meets Microsoft eDrive, IEEE-1667, and TCG Opal 2.0 standards.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 95

Crucial has become a trusted name when it comes to high-performance solid-state drives, but the company's entry-level efforts have been less than laudable to date. They're taking another crack at producing a cost effective SSD with the MX100, and things look more promising this time, thanks to an upgrade to the same Marvell chip used by the high-end M550 series.

By TheTechReport on 95

For a while, we've been recommending that folks purchase the biggest SSD they can afford from a reputable vendor. It's better to have more solid-state storage than a slightly faster SSD, we think, and the MX100 fits that focus perfectly.

By HotHardware on 95

The 256GB and 512GB drives in particular are very competitively priced. If you’re looking for an affordable SSD and aren’t concerned about the 256GB MX100’s write performance, it would be a great choice at $110. If you’ve got the funds though, the 512MB MX100’s performance is solid across the board and that extra capacity is sure to be appreciated.

By AnandTech on 90

Unless you are an enthusiast or professional with a heavy IO workload, the MX100 is currently the drive with the best bang for the buck in the market by far.

By StorageReview on 90

Though the MX100 offers a combination of respectable performance, enterprise-grade data protection and aggressive price point. The net result is an SSD that makes a compelling upgrade choice, especially for those who have had data reliability concerns in moving from hard drives to an SSD.

By Bit-Tech on 91

The Magician software suite and RAPID mode in particular are enticing, and things that Crucial currently has no answer for. In reality, neither drive is going to leave you disappointed. They're both fantastic performers and attractively priced, so it really comes down to which of their unique features is more relevant to your needs.

By PCPer on 95

I'm awarding Gold to the MX100 line as a whole. If the entire line had the performance at the cost/GB of the reviewed 512GB model, it would have easily been Editor's Choice. I would go as far as to say that moving forward, the 512GB MX100 will be my default recommendation for upgraders in search of a large capacity SSD.

By HardwareHeaven on 95

In terms of perfomrance the MX100, despite its lower price point, competes well with other drives on the market. Certainly the M550 peaks higher but the MX100 offers noticably higher/faster performance than the M500 in tasks such as file copy operations and HD video use. Load times are comparable to the value offerings from OCZ and Samsung which is good to see.

By ExpertReviews on 100

In short, the 512GB MX100 is astonishingly cheap for such a fast, high capacity SSD. At £160, or 31p per gigabyte, it’s a steal and the Crucial MX100 wins our Best Buy award. If you’ve been holding off buying an SSD because of the cost, now is the time to buy.