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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

Crucial MX100 256GB SSD

 

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The MX100 ships in a full color retail package.

 

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Inside the package we found a paper manual with instructions on how to download Acronis True Image HD (and the activation key), the SSD and a 7mm to 9.5mm adapter shim.

 

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The MX100 case is the same used on Crucial's M550 flagship model and doubles as a heat sink for the Marvell controller, DRAM and NAND flash.

 

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The MX100 is a 7mm design so the drive will fit in a growing number of Ultrabook designs that are too thin for a full height 9.5mm SSD. Crucial does ship a black plastic shim that increases the drive height to the standard 9.5mm and required for some drive sleds.

 

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To increase performance, Crucial used sixteen NAND flash packages.

 

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Paired with the Micron 16nm flash is a Marvell controller, the same used on the flagship M550.

 

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It's safe to say that Samsung's new V-NAND is the most advanced flash on the market now with its vertical structure, but Micron getting to 16nm lithography is also impressive.

 

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This model also includes power loss protection.

 

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