The New Crucial MX100 Solid-State Drive

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Crucial, a solid competitor in the DRAM and SSD arena, debuts a new line of solid-state drives that combines speed and capacity at a lower cost per gigabyte. The Crucial MX100 SSDs use the latest NAND technology to deliver 128, 256, and 512GB solid-state drives in a 2.5", 7mm form factor, with sequential read speeds of 550MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 500MB/s. They also boast up to 95,000 IOPS read speeds (input/output per second) and up to 85,000 IOPS write speeds.

Crucial MX100 256GB and 512GB drives also contain Micron’s new 90 series 16nm 128 NAND for increased speed and reliability. And with every MX100, you get a free download of Acronis True Image 2014 OEM Edition PC Backup and Recovery. Now you can safely transfer data between old drives and your blazing-fast new solid-state Crucial Drives.

Among the other benefits of upgrading to an SSD (low heat, fewer mechanical problems, smaller size and weight), the Crucial MX100 series models dynamically adjust activity on the drive with their adaptive Thermal Protection technology, which keeps the running of the drive cooler. The drives also incorporate Power Loss Protection, which preserves your data if you lose power while trying to save a file.

Along with these rewards, you’ll also enjoy AES 256-bit encryption―and the drives are equipped to meet the standards for Microsoft eDrive, IEEE-1667 and TCG Opal 2.0 protocols.

But speed is the name of the game with solid-state technology, and Crucial delivers with Native Write Acceleration, which spreads the heavy lifting across several elements in the drive, allowing you to complete or access tasks in seconds, and that speed won’t leave the data compromised, as Crucial also builds each drive with RAIN technology, which is a RAID-like technology that increases the protection level of data in ways unseen in today’s SSD market.

Thinking of upgrading an old spindle drive, or replacing a smaller, older SSD? If you’re making that choice, you should make these drives a Crucial part of your equation.

  MX100 128GB Solid-State Drive MX100 256GB Solid-State Drive MX100 512GB Solid-State Drive
Capacity 128GB 256GB 512GB
Sequential Read 550MB/s 550MB/s 550MB/s
Sequential Write 150MB/s 330MB/s 500MB/s
Random Read IOPS 80,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS 90,000 IOPS
Random Write IOPS 40,000 IOPS 70,000 IOPS 85,000 IOPS
Type SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s) SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s) SATA 6Gb/s (compatible with SATA 3Gb/s)
MTTF 1.5 million hours 1.5 million hours 1.5 million hours
Endurance 72TB total bytes written (TBW) 72TB total bytes written (TBW) 72TB total bytes written (TBW)
Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
Firmware User-upgradable firmware User-upgradable firmware User-upgradable firmware
Hardware Encryption

 
AES 256-bit encryption
TCG Opal 2.0-compliant
IEEE-1667-compliant
Compatible with Microsoft eDrive
AES 256-bit encryption
TCG Opal 2.0-compliant
IEEE-1667-compliant
Compatible with Microsoft eDrive
AES 256-bit encryption
TCG Opal 2.0-compliant
IEEE-1667-compliant
Compatible with Microsoft eDrive
Compliance CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO
Form Factor 2.5" / 7mm 2.5" / 7mm 2.5" / 7mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer Not specified by manufacturer Not specified by manufacturer
Includes Limited 3-Year Warranty

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Thanks for your battle to bring the prices down on SSD's, Crucial. The same reason that I switched my cell phone service from Verizon to T-mobile.

I will surely buy one.

Thanks.