Are you a pc enthusiast looking for the best hard drives in the market and doing a research on how the Crucial MX100 performs? You have reached the right place because I will provide you my very own experience when I used this hard drive on my personal rig so read more to find out.
The Crucial MX100 is an SSD which stands for Solid State Drive; SSDs perform better compared to the usual mechanical hard drive that we got used to about 10 years ago. SSDs come in at different capacities which can range anywhere from 64GB all the way to 1TB as of this writing.
In my opinion and personal experience, the Crucial MX100 outperforms other SSDs in the market based from its price range and its capacity. It comes in different capacity options such as 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The price of it varies anywhere from $64.95 to $180.98 depending on its capacity. Of course there are other cheaper SSDs out there with the same capacity but this SSD outperforms the others.
Let us take a look by comparing the Crucial MX100 128GB against ADATA Premier SP600 priced at $59.99 at Newegg.com using AS SSD for benchmarking their performance. With the Crucial MX100 I got a read speeds of 495MB/s and write speeds of 461MB/s. Compared to ADATA Premier SP600 which gave me a result of read speeds of 357MB/s and write speeds of 124.20MB/s. I know it was unfair to judge these two SSDs since they are a few dollars difference but the goal here is to identify that capacity and price are not the things you should consider in purchasing an SSD. Another comment that I would like to point out is that the Crucial MX100 has balance when it comes to reading and writing data unlike the ADATA Premier SP600 accessing data reading the hard drive is faster and it when it comes to writing data is slower that reading it.
Therefore, I conclude that the Crucial MX100 is a very reasonable SSD to be used in your PC considering its price, capacity, and performance. There are other SSDs out there that were launched after the launch of this SSD causing it not to have the additional features that these other brands are offering but it compromises its price. This SSD in my opinion is one of the best SSDs out there made by a reliable company who has been in the business of SSDs for quite some time now.