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 MadShrimps on

The Crucial MX100 is available in three different variants: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB and is set to replace the previous M500 by using newer NAND on a lower lithography (Micron 16nm ONFi NAND). The read performance is very good but on the writes side it is...

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The conclusion is clear: given the current price level of the Crucial MX100 and its competitors, we have a new sweetheart in the budget segment. Forget Crucial's own M500, forget the Kingston V300, forget the Samsung 840 Evo, forget the Sandisk Ultra...

By Computer Shopper on 90

An excellent mainstream SSD, the MX100 has a performance-for-price equation that tops today's field. For 256GB and higher capacities, this is the SSD most mainstream buyers should get. Read...

By TweakTown on 91

There are times when we go overboard on the technology, and the performance benchmarks. When it comes to the MX100 512GB, I don't think the benchmarks are as important as some of the other key factors. On the technology side, I don't think many users...

By Hardware Canucks on

So here we are at the end of this review knowing full well how other the press and users have been falling over themselves in an effort to heap praised upon Crucial’s MX100. In many ways this adoration is certainly well deserved considering the MX100...

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The MX100 512 GB is an excellent SSD that offers safe storage and speedy read/write speeds. Its competitive price tag makes this a top-value disk compared with many competitors, including Crucial's higher-end...

By CDRinfo on

Obviously, the MX100 is a great replacement for the M500, as it proved to offer the same - even a bit higher in some cases - performance, the same features at a lower the price by using smaller lithography NAND.But the basic advantage of the MX100 is its...

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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...

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Crucial's remit with the MX100 line of SSDs was to design a premium drive without being encumbered with a premium price tag. Our look at the 512GB version, priced at £160, shows that it has succeeded in releasing a budget SSD imbued with...

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...

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Crucial's bread and butter SSDs has always been feature rich, reliable and budget friendly, and the Crucial MX100 hits on all these points with flying colors. Crucial has really taken advantage Micron's move to 16nm MLC by literally offering a nearly...

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.