Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-in SSD - Features and Specifications

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Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-in SSD
Features and Specifications
Details and Test Setup
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The following information has been pulled from the Crucial website and posted here for your convenience. If you want all of the details and the latest, up-to date information, please check out the product page for the comprehensive run-down. In the meantime, the summary below should get you going.

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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.
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.
Protect all of your data - even if the power goes out.
With Power Loss Protection, if you happen to be saving a file and you suddenly lose access to power, your data will still be preserved.
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.
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.
Get best-in-class hardware encryption.
Keep personal files and sensitive information secure from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption - the same grade used by banks and hospitals. The Crucial MX100 is one of the only drives available that meets Microsoft® eDrive®, IEEE-1667, and TCG Opal 2.0 standards of encryption.
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.




On the next page, we'll take a brief look at what makes this drive tick and then jump into testing.