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Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5-inch 7-mm SSD Includes 9.5-mm Spacer - CT256MX100SSD1
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- Capacity - 256 GB
- Sequential Read - 550 MBs
- Sequential Write - 300 MBs
- Type - 2.5-inch
- Height - 7mm (with 9.5 mm adapter)
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The Choice Between Speed and Capacity is Over -- Choose Both
Traditionally, SSDs have offered powerful speeds and extra features, but at a high cost per gigabyte. Enter the Crucial MX100 SSD. Leveraging years of R&D and NAND technology, the Crucial MX100 offers a low cost per GB, combined with unrelenting performance and one of the most complete feature sets available.
Micron Quality -- a High Level of Reliability
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial MX100 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies. With more than 1,000 hours of pre-release validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial MX100 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. Make the switch to the Crucial MX100 SSD and start outlasting and outperforming your hard drive.
Feature-packed Capacity. Proven Reliability
The Crucial MX100 provides plenty of cost-effective storage for your photos, music, videos, and documents -- all while backing your data with a higher level of reliability than a hard drive or competing SSD.
Note:1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual usable capacity may vary.
Run Your System for Longer -- using Less Power
With Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, the Crucial MX100 is up to 89% more energy efficient than a typical hard drive.*
* Hard drive active average power use based on published specs of 1 TB Western Digital Blue WD10JPVX internal hard drive. According to NPD data published February 2014, this was one of the most popular hard drives available and an accurate reflection of a common internal hard drive.
Attain Consistently Fast Speeds without Compromising the Reliability of Your Data
Engineers created RAIN technology to protect your data at the component level, similar to how RAID is used with multiple hard drives. This enterprise-class technology increases the security and protection of your data to a level that's rarely available in consumer-class SSDs.
Keep Your Memories, Photos and Files Safe
When a photo or file gets corrupted, it often becomes unusable. Prevent this from happening in the first place with the Crucial MX100 SSD, which arms every storage component with four layers of Exclusive Data Defense to guard against corrupt files.
Push Your Drive to the Limit and Avoid Overheating.
Adaptive Thermal Protection technology enables the Crucial MX100 to dynamically adjust storage component activity based on how you're using the drive, allowing your system to stay cool and react to changes in use.
Do More -- Faster
Get true 550 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data -- and leave your old 177 MB/s hard drive in the dust.**
**Performance level based on comparative AS SSD benchmark ratings of 512 GB Crucial MX100 SSD and 1 TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM hard drive (WD10EZEX-00U). Actual performance levels may vary based on benchmark used and individual system configuration. Test set-up: Intel DZ87KLT-75K motherboard, Intel i7-4770K 3.50GHz processor, BIOS Rev. 0446, and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system using AS SSD test suite.
Save and Transfer Files in Seconds Rather than Minutes
Native Write Acceleration technology spreads the drive's workload across several elements, enabling you to write data in seconds rather than minutes.
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The laptop only has SATA2 on board so I chose the MX100 over the slightly more expensive and slightly faster MX550 and I used the bundled Acronis software to clone and shrink her existing Windows 7 installation. The whole process was easy and took around an hour to transfer around 120GB of data (using a 2.5" USB drive kit that I bought separately). After a couple of false starts due to the boot information not being written properly, which I fixed using a windows recovery USB stick, the laptop's absolutely flying now.
In the spirit of trying to be scientific about it, I noted the Windows Experience scores and Crystal Diskmark benchmarks before and after installation as well as measuring the elapsed time from 'off' to arriving at the Windows password prompt...
...and here are the results:
The Windows Experience score for hard disk performance increased from 5.9 to 7.9 (the maximum for Windows 7).
The Crystal Diskmark scores were:
1000MB sequential read: 73.16MB/s
1000MB sequential write: 65.23MB/s
512KB read: 19.87MB/s
512KB write: 20.53MB/s
4KB random read: 0.273MB/s
4KB random write: 0.Read more ›
I thought about spending money upgrading the memory from 2gb of ram but when i ran the memory scanner it recommended this SSD drive. Everything I read said it would not run a SSD very well due to its age and there may be BIOS issues etc etc. But had to give the old girl a chance and took the plunge.
Crucial drive comes with licence for True Image from Acronis to clone the drive but I also purchased their SSD upgrade kit which provides all the leads and a spare case to turn the old HDD into a portable drive. Probably dont need this is you know what you are doing and have the correct leads but this helped me. I had terrible problems getting the drive cloning to work from within windows but read that it is more reliable using a boot disk version created within True Image to USB. I did this and it cloned first time in about 15 minutes. It allocated the extra storage equally across the 2 existing partitions which was fine.
My new SSD fitted perflectly in the cradle with the 4 existing screws. I then fired it up and held my breath and to my amazement it started perfectly. Windows loaded and all my programs and files were there. It needed one reboot to settle everything into place and now works perfectly just as before but feels slightly quicker but a lot more stable.
In terms of speed then it is not a massive improvement. The drive is read/writing about 125mb/s which is roughly a quarter the speed you would expect from sata 3 but it feels like a much more stable machine.Read more ›
I have conducted a test to display the speeds which I receive on my Apple MacBook Pro, before posting these results I also tested the SSD in my Windows PC and the results are identical. I used the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test to conduct these results.
- Highest recorded read speeds were 570MB/s
- Highest recorded write speeds where 331MB/s
*Please bare in mind these disk speed tests are after using the SSD for over a year - so they are very impressive.
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Bought this a while back now improved the overhaul performance and speed of my Macbook Pro 2010 SSD is the way forward.Published 10 days ago by Shahid Saeed
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After almost 2 years of daily usage it's still at 97% health statusPublished 1 month ago by Vladimir