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Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5" SSD

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #44 in SSD


Pros: Cheap, quick.

Cons: Lack of mounting hardware in the box.

This is my first SSD and so far it has been an excellent experience. I am using a dated 990FXA chipset so I don't get the speeds that I want out of this but in my laptop it works as it should. I average around 470MBps in reads and around 350MB in writes. Miles ahead of what my old mechanical drive was capable of.

Programs launch lightning fast and windows 7 boots up in around 15secs. Mind you the drive is almost full of games with only 40GB free. I did not clone my old drive and copy it on to this, I wanted a fresh start so I can't comment on the cloning software that crucial provides (online).

Onto the only con I can think about with this drive and that is the lack of mounting hardware provided. No screws or even a spacer (for laptops) were provided but again at this price point I can understand why, it isn't a huge deal as everyone has screws laying around but would be a welcomed addition for the complete newbie.

Overall it is a very solid drive and for the past 6 months been very reliable with no slowdowns or any problems. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to get into the SSD master race without sacrificing any of the core values of an SSD (fast reads and writes) this is the one to get.
Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5" SSD

Crucial MX100 SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive The choice between speed and capacity is over. Choose both. Traditionally, SSDs have offered powerful speeds and extra features, but at a high cost per gigabyte. Enter the Crucial MX100 SSD. Leveraging years of R&D and the latest NAND technology, the Crucial MX100 offers a low cost per GB, combined with unrelenting performance and one of the most complete feature sets available. Micron quality - a higher level of reliability. As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial MX100 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies. With over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial MX100 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. Make the switch to the Crucial MX100 SSD and start outlasting and outperforming your hard drive. Feature-packed capacity. Proven reliability. The Crucial MX100 provides plenty of cost-effective storage for your photos, music, videos, and documents - all while backing your data with a higher level of reliability than a hard drive or competing SSD. Note:1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary. Run your system longer than ever before - using less power. With Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, the Crucial MX100 is up to 89% more energy efficient than a typical hard drive.**Hard drive active average power use based on published specs of 1TB Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX internal hard drive. According to NPD data published February 2014, this was one of the most popular hard drives available and an accurate reflection of a common internal hard drive. Attain consistently fast speeds without compromising the reliability of your data. Our engineers created RAIN technology to protect your data at the component level, similar to how RAID is used with multiple hard drives. This enterprise-class technology increases the security and protection of your data to a level that's rarely available in consumer-class SSDs. 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 with the Crucial MX100 SSD, which arms every storage component with four layers of Exclusive Data Defense to guard against corrupt files. Push your drive to the limit and avoid overheating. Adaptive Thermal Protection technology enables the Crucial MX100 to dynamically adjust storage component activity based on how you're using the drive, allowing your system to stay cool and react to changes in use. 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.****Performance level based on comparative AS SSD benchmark ratings of 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD and 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM hard drive (WD10EZEX-00U). Actual performance levels may vary based on benchmark used and individual system configuration. Test setup: Intel DZ87KLT-75K motherboard, Intel i7-4770K 3.50GHz processor, BIOS Rev. 0446, and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system using AS SSD test suite. 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 write data in seconds rather than minutes.

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureSequential Write: 300/500MB/s - Sequential Read: 550MB/s Available as 2.5" 7mm SATA III at 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities 256GB and 512GB incorporate Micron's new 90 Series 16nm 128GB NAND Performance at all capacities represents a significant improvement over M500 Every MX100 includes a download of Acronis True Image 2014 OEM Edition PC backup and recovery
TitleCrucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT256MX100SSD1
WarrantyLimited three-year warranty
Size256 GB
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Item Height5.12 inches
Item Length5.12 inches
Item Width0.75 inches
Package Height0.7 inches
Package Length5.2 inches
Package Weight0.25 pounds
Package Width5.1 inches
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Item Weight0.25 pounds
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