Crucial MX100 256GB SSD
Crucial's retail package hasn't changed much over the years. The MX100 ships in a slim box with most of the useful information on the back.
The retail package includes a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter, and an activation key for Acronis True Image HD.
Crucial puts the "pretty" label on the bottom of the drive.
The data label is on what we would normally call the top of the drive. The label lists the model, serial and part numbers, as well as the firmware shipped on the drive.
The MX100 uses a 7mm z-height case, so it fits in many new Ultrabooks that require ultra-thin drives.
Inside we found a Marvell controller, Micron DRAM, and Micron NAND flash.
The controller is a Marvell 88SS9189-BLD2 that Crucial built the firmware for.
The flash used on the 256GB and 512GB MX100 SSDs is somewhat special. This is the new Micron 16nm flash, and it is IMFT's latest creation. In total, there are 16 flash packages; there are eight on each side of the PCB.
Micron also makes DRAM, which is a vital component for Marvell SSD controllers. Here we also see some of the capacitors used to power the DRAM if a power failure event occurs. The capacitors allow the DRAM to flush page, and table data back to the flash, before losing the data forever.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Final Fantasy VII Remake coming in 'next 2 to 3 years'
- Far Cry 5 release date announced with new trailer
- iPhone 9 to come in two OLED models - 5.28 and 6.46-inch
- Aerocool unveils first gaming chair with edge lighting
- Monster Hunter XX coming to Nintendo Switch
- Free Paypal Money Adder Online Tool Legit 2017
- Prey benchmarked: Radeon RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060
- ADATA AI910 Lightning Card Reader Plus Review
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Benchmarked: CPU & GPU War
- NIC not working after BIOS corruption (ASUS X202E)
- Qualcomm fuels IoT growth by currently delivering more than 1 million chips a day into a wide range of connected applications
- Team Group announces theme for COMPUTEX 2017 showcase: go beyond the limit and reach for the top
- SAPPHIRE announces PULSE Radeon RX 560 graphics card
- ELITEGROUP computer to stand out at Computex for its smart campus deployment, robotic technology, education laptops, tablets, mini PC, and motherboards
- ADATA Shares a Symphony of Technology at Computex 2017