Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review – High performance on a budget SSD.

Reading Benchmarks


HD Tune

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.
HD Tune – Sequential reading test

I present the graph below for comparison
with other recently tested drives.

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

The all new Crucial MX100 SSD is able to
reach speeds very similar to the M550 SSD, a good result to start these tests.


ATTO disk benchmark

ATTO has become a standard tool for
measuring the data throughput of HDD and SSD. It measures the reading and
writing performance, using different file sizes and block sizes.


Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

Using ATTO the MX100 SSD is showing its
maximum performance on read and write speeds.


CrystalDiskMark 3.0

CrystalDiskMark is quite a handy
benchmarking application, as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause a
problem on a system drive.

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

Again we see a very impressive result for
the Crucial MX100 SSD.

Below I am posting two graphs that give a
more detailed view of the differences between the Crucial MX100 and other SSDs that
I have tested so far.

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

No
problem for the Crucial MX100 SSD, the drive is able to deliver a top
performance when it comes to read speeds.

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

Continuing
on to write speeds, we see that the MX100 SSD again gives a very impressive
result.

The Crucial MX100 SSD is able not only to
give better results than the M500, but it’s also very close to the top drives
that we have tested. Outstanding performance from the Crucial MX100.


AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool
specifically designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading
and writing performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.

AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded
performance. This is very exciting, as this test is the first available test
that I am aware of, that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A
modern PC and OS, such as Windows Vista/7 does not just run a single thread at
a time, it runs many threads. The AS SSD benchmark "4K 64Thrd" tests
run 64 threads simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then
you can be pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.

After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark
derives a total score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects
of the test results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing
overall.

Now let’s look at the results for the Crucial
MX100 SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results
are presented in the form of a graph.

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review - High performance on a budget SSD.

By now it’s crystal clear that the Crucial
MX100 is a very fast drive.

 

Let’s head to the next page and run some
tests using PCMark 8…..