Crucial MX100 Affordable Solid State Drive Review

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Next we ran SiSoft SANDRA 2014, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provide the results from our comparison SSDs. The benchmarks were run on unformatted drives and read and write performance metrics are detailed below.

SiSoft SANDRA 2014
Synthetic HDD Benchmarking

The 512GB MX100 series drives finished right about in the middle of the pack according to SANDRA. The 256GB drive, however, trailed the other drives we tested due to its much lower write speed.
ATTO Disk Benchmark
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ATTO is another "quick and dirty" type of disk benchmark that measures transfer speeds across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart. We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes and a queue depth of 6 over a total max volume length of 256MB. ATTO's workloads are sequential in nature and measure raw bandwidth, rather than I/O response time, access latency, etc.

Both of the new Crucial MX100 series drives we tested put up relatively high scores in the ATTO read benchmark. The 512GB drive also did well in the write test, though the 256GB drive trailed once the transfer size exceeded 8K.

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Dave_HH 6 months ago

Super nice/fast drive for not a lot of coin right there. Crucial is coming on strong lately.

infinityzen1 6 months ago

I don't think I would get any of them other than the 512GB. But that other drive they make at ~1TB would be my choice.

Ramon Zarat 6 months ago

My good old pair of M4 128GB in RAID0 still destroys everything in this chart. :) 2 1/2 years and not a single issue either. Crucial is by far he best ratio price/performance/reliability out there.

RyanLaberinto 5 months ago

Would buy to replace my ocz vertex. Need more space on my ssd.

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