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.

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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 ImpulseGamer on 92

The Crucial MX100 256GB has some great features that is quite reasonably priced and offers some decent speeds for both gamers and PC...

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Although the MX100 is supposed to be somewhat slower compared to the M550 since it uses the cheaper 16nm NAND flash modules by Micron in the end as you can see from our charts that doesn't seem to be the case. Of course that's due to a small error from...

By HardwareHeaven on

It is always a concern when receiving a new value orientated product that the manufacturer will have cut corners however that isnt the case with the MX100. We get a the same quality casiing which is used on their perfromance SSD, the M550, and internally...

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

My only criticism is towards the M550 and how it's positioned in the market. As I mentioned in the M550 review already, I don't really see where the drive fits in the market. It's not fast enough to compete in the enthusiast/professional space but on the...

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.

By Expert Reviews on 100

A fantastic-value SSD with great speed; a real Best...

By eTeknix on

The SSD market these days is flooded with high performance drives that are geared to push the boundaries of what is possible both on the SATA interface, but now also on the mSATA and M.2 platforms as the desktop market moves forward in an era where speed...

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Die Crucial MX100 wartet mit allerhand nützlichen Technologien auf, die der Datensicherheit und Verschlüsselung dienlich sind. Als Basis setzt der Hersteller auf den sehr jungen Marvell 88SS9189 und 16nm NAND von Micron . Die Leistungsergebnisse...

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Der Hersteller Crucial bringt einen Muntermacher für angestaubte Systeme. Business-Features und gute Leistungswerte sprechen für die MX100 SSD, eine Umzugshilfe für Windows gibt es gratis obendrauf.Auf der Computex 2014 hat Crucial – so heißt die...

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International Review By TweakPC on

Die Crucial MX100 ist die erste SSD-Serie des Herstellers Crucial, die mit Flashs-Speicher ausgestattet ist der im 16-nm-Verfahren hergestellt wird. Ob die Neuerungen inklusive des bereits in der M550 eingesetzten Controller Marvell 88SS9189 sich gegen...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De conclusie is helder: we hebben - met het huidige prijsniveau van de Crucial MX100 en diens concurrenten - een nieuwe lieveling in het budget segment. Vergeet Crucials eigen M500, vergeet de Kingston V300, vergeet de Samsung 840 Evo, vergeet de...