There are a lot of SSDs in the market with different processors, controllers and flash memory. On this post, we are going to discuss the Crucial SSD. FYI, Crucial has introduced many SSD in which most talked about are MX100 and M550. Lets start digging into both of the SSDs and find out which is better and how. Crucial SSD are getting cheaper.
MX100 is one of the best sellers Crucial has brought to the market. Its affordable for many customers and is more effective than M550. MX100 is made to replace M550 as it has 16nm NAND to make it has better performance at a low cost. M550 uses a 20nm NAND. In short, M550 uses 4 NAND Dies instead of 2 NAND. Hence, slower data transfer rate as compared to MX100.
Another key factor which affects the performance is the controller. M550 comes with a Marvell controller. The new controller helps in low power and dev sleep. MX100 doesn’t has the feature of Dev sleep, but supports redundant array of independent NAND (R.A.I.N).
Crucial MX100 Vs M550
|Crucial MX100 Vs||Crucial M550|
|Key Features||- Sequential Write: 300/500MB/s - Sequential Read: 550MB/s - Available as 2.5" 7mm SATA III at 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities - 256GB and 512GB incorporate Micron's new 90 Series 16nm 128GB NAND - Performance at all capacities represents a significant improvement over M500 - Every MX100 includes a download of Acronis True Image 2014 OEM Edition PC backup and recovery - with 9.5mm adapter||- Load files and programs almost instantly - Boot up almost immediately - 550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 90k random reads, 80k random writes - Download massive files in seconds rather than minutes - Manage power so your battery lasts longer - Store lots of data - available in capacities up to 1TB - Compatible with PC and Mac systems - Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft|
|Customer Rating||4.7 out of 5.0 stars||4.7 out of 5.0 stars|
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The mid level customers will buy MX100. We highly recommend this model as great choice for you.