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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




The MX100 ships in a full color retail package.






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.




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.






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.






To increase performance, Crucial used sixteen NAND flash packages.




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




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.




This model also includes power loss protection.



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