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Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Crucial CT256MX100SSD1

General

Brand
Crucial
Series
MX100
Model
CT256MX100SSD1
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
Marvell 88SS9189 with Micron Custom Firmware
Height
7mm

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 550 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 300 MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 85,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 70,000 IOPS
MTTF
MTTF: 1.5M Hours

Features

Features
Endurance (TBW): 72TB

Extended Feature Set: RAIN Reliability, Opal (eDrive), Robust Data Protection, and Adaptive Thermal Monitoring

Warranty: 3 Year

Run your system longer than ever before -using less power.
-With Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, the Crucial MX100 is up to 94% more energy efficient than a typical hard drive.

Push your drive to the limit and avoid overheating.
-Adaptive Thermal Protection technology enables the Crucial MX100 to dynamically adjust activity based on how you're using the drive, allowing your system to stay cool.

Keep your memories, photos, and files safe.
-When a photo or file gets corrupted, it often becomes unusable. Prevent this from happening in the first place. Every NAND component in the MX100 is armed with four layers of Exclusive Data Defense.

Protect all your data - even if the power goes out.
-With Power Loss Protection, if you happen to be saving a file and you suddenly loose power, your data will still be preserved.

Do More - Faster.
-Get true 550 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data - and leave your old 177 MB/s hard drive in the dust.

Get best-in-class hardware encryption.
-Keep personal files information secure from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption - the same grade used by banks and hospitals. The MX100 meets Microsoft eDrive, IEEE-1667, and TCG Opal 2.0.

Save and transfer files in seconds rather than minutes.
-Our exclusive Native Write Acceleration technology spreads the drive's workload across several elements, enabling you to perform write-related tasks in seconds rather than minutes.

Attain consistently fast speeds without compromising data reliability.
-Our engineers created RAIN technology. This enterprise-class, RAID-like technology increases the protection of data to a level rarely seen in consumer SSD's.

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.1W
Power Consumption (Active)
0.15W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert R.
  • 11/24/2014 11:41:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs advertised!!!

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: great price

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: cant go wrong!

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  • Robert K.
  • 11/24/2014 11:31:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust great

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Runs fast and cool. Crucial make a great SSD.

Cons: No cons

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/23/2014 5:49:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Didn't need firmware update. After I cloned my old drive all I had to do was swap it in, and was up and running.

Cons: Included a certificate for Acronis disk imaging/cloning software, which didn't work and caused unneeded stress. I wound up using the free version of Macrium Reflect, which was great.

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  • Anthony M.
  • 11/22/2014 11:03:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsssd sweetness

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: installed and recognised no problem in bios
windows 8.1 went on it and is really fast
crystal disk benchmark showed it reaching its advertised speeds

Cons: none yet!

Other Thoughts: my first experience with an ssd, and it was a great one!
got it on sale!

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  • Alberto C.
  • 11/20/2014 5:14:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice fast drive

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Great price, good size, good speed.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Get an SSD if you don't have one.

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  • Evan B.
  • 11/20/2014 1:15:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Fast

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I am able to boot to with Windows 8.1 almost instantly. Very reasonable price.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I use this to boot to windows as well as store some of my games.

I keep my computer next to my desk so I have to reach over pretty far to turn it on. By the time I look up I am 100% ready to go.

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  • Michael O.
  • 11/17/2014 4:59:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: My Win 8.1 (64bit) boots in ~10-15 seconds!

Fast game load time, especially noticeable when starting Civ V.

At 256GB there is enough room for the OS, Apps, and 100+GB of games.

Cons: Still more expensive than a spin drive.

Other Thoughts: Really impressed with this SSD so far. I consider it well worth the $100 sale price I spent on it.

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  • BRADLEY S.
  • 11/17/2014 4:05:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFast but unstable(?)

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It's my first SSD so naturally I find it incredibly fast compared to my HDD. Easy to install. Loads Windows 8.1 blazingly fast.

Cons: Since installing I am getting fairly frequent BSOD's, some Kernel_Security_Check ones, some other ones I can't remember off the top of my head.

Other Thoughts: I will update after I do some more research to see if I can rectify the BSOD issues.

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  • Jeffrey T.
  • 11/15/2014 12:07:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot bad, Pretty good

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -I just got the drive this week and I tested the speeds and I got pretty good results.
-I got an avg of 500 mb/s for Read and 345 mb/s for Write
and Ive done several tests with 1-4 gb tests on crystaldiskmark.
-I would really rather have the 540 for read speed like what the specs said because read is more important. I've seen some reviews and most of them had the write at 300 but this one I got was a little bit faster at 345.

Cons: -It doesn't come with a bracket to mount to your hard drive cage for those who don't know, but I bought the ICY Dock on newegg, so I didn't need one. And the Icy Dock is pretty cool, it holds 2 ssds without any screws with a relatively easy release mechanism.

Other Thoughts: 500.6 mb/s Read 345.6 mb/s Write
462.1 mb/s Random Read 345.3 mb/s Random Write@512K

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  • Jeffery C.
  • 11/13/2014 8:14:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat improvement over old mechanical drive

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: All the usuall stuff. Blazing boot times and great performance index rating in windows. This is important in a small business time is money and they used to wait 8 to 15 minutes for their computers to boot.

Cons: cost to storage is still fairly steep compared with mechanical drives.

Other Thoughts: I will never build a PC without an SSD for the OS again.

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