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Crucial MX100 SSD (512GB) Review

Crucial MX100 SSD (512GB) Review

Crucial MX100 SSD Review (512GB)

Performance

Test Bench

Test System:

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Firmware MU01
Crucial M500 960GB SSD Firmware MU05
Crucial M550 512GB SSD Firmware MU01
OCZ Vertex 460 256GB SSD Firmware 1.0
Samsung 840 Evo 512GB SSD Firmware EXT0BB6Q

Intel Core i7-4670K
ASUS Maximus VII Hero (Z97)
XFX R9 280 Black 2GB
4x 4GB Corsair DDR3-1600

Installed on the
Dimastech EasyXL Test Bench

ASUS VG278 Screen
Corsair AX1500i PSU
Cisco Wireless-N Dual Band USB stick
1x Crucial M550 SSD (OS)
Cooler Master Seidon Liquid Cooler
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Roccat Kone[+] Mouse

Installed on Dimastech EasyXL Test Bench

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Catalyst 14.4 Beta

Crystal DiskMark
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
ATTO Benchmark
Battlefield 4 / Origin
PCMark 8

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drives was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8.1 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the chipset and video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, where appropriate, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated) and each drive was Sanitary/secure Erased between tests.

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

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About Author

Stuart Davidson

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