Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-in SSD - Final Thoughts

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Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-in SSD
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Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts:

It's been a while since I tested an SSD and after using mechanical drives in some of my systems for the past few months, the difference was incredible. The MX100 is Crucial's answer to performance at a price that makes an SSD afforable. This drive has an MSRP that makes it just under $0.45 / GB and if you can find it on sale - it's an even better deal. At the end of the day, it is a very solid performing drive, in a solid metal housing that can take the stress, flex and punishment of today's modern Ultrabooks and portable computers. The MX100 comes in capacities up to the 512GB version we testeed today, and if you're on a bit more of a budget one of the other smaller drives may be a bit more up your alley.

Our MX100 that we tested is large enough for a main gaming system and you should be able to install many of your games on the drive - instead of picking and choosing as much as you do on 128GB drives. It is great for daily computing, gaming, video editing and more. I installed my main OS (Windows 10) on it and it boots from a cold boot in 17 seconds with a full restart (shutdown + startup) in 19 seconds. This includes the post screen on my MSI Z97-G45 Gaming motherboard - which is not the fastest booting board.

 

I will also note that the Acronis software bundled with this drive is a nice touch, especially for those of us who want to clone drives. It saves you from searching high and low for software to make the proper migration.

Pros:
  • 7mm low profile fits most laptops
  • Highly compatible
  • 3 year warranty
  • Bundled migration software
  • Great price:performance ratio
 
Cons:
  • Performed slightly less than the manufacturer claims

 

 

At the end of the day, this drive is pretty solid and at the price it is online at the moment, it's a great deal. Go get one - or two. We give this a solid 9/10 and it sneaks in to win our "Gold Wrench" award.

I'd like to thank Crucial for sending this drive out for us to review. Please leave your comments, questions or general feedback right here.