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Crucial MX100 256GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Crucial

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




A reader suggested we replace our graph with a chart that shows the time the system ran before running out of power. We accepted and also expanded with the chart below that shows performance while limited by power.


The Lenovo W530 paired with the Crucial MX100 256GB delivered 261 minutes of battery life.



Power Limited Performance




MobileMark runs a series of real-world software while slowly ticking off minutes until the battery finally depletes. The test also measures performance. In order to deliver more battery life, notebooks reduce processor, PCIe, SATA and DRAM speed until an intensive task asks for more performance.


As you can see, under these limiting conditions, most SSDs perform the same, but some drives do a bit better than others while under battery power.

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