Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive (CT256MX100SSD1)
Examinators rating: 4 – Outstanding!
Reviewed by: McGarnagle
*with 9.5mm adapter
*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
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Source Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/Crucial-MX100-2-5-Inch-Internal-CT256MX100SSD1/dp/B00KFAGCWK/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1440457315&sr=8-1&keywords=Crucial+MX100+256GB+SATA+2.5-Inch+Internal+Solid+State+Drive+%28CT256MX100SSD1%29
In a nutshell:
This SSD has great performance, is light weight, reduces power consumption and it came with Acronis True Image 2014 (Home), what more to ask?
I got this as a deal of the day on Amazon, so for a decent price I was able to upgrade my laptop. The cloning using Acronis didn’t go so well as my OS was corrupt due to screwing around with one drive having multiple partitions. It didn’t matter as I ended up doing a clean wipe and installing Windows 10 on it. I did notice hat the read speeds were a nice little boost in performance. The big up was that the laptop weight dropped and became even lighter than it already was (I use an ASUS MX200). Th battery power increased by a good chunk, it seems to have gone up by almost two hours, so on a full charge I can use the laptop for about 6-7+ straight depending on what I am doing, brightness, etc.
I don’t care about the brands, if you have been building PCs over time you realize that the brands are really no longer important. Going with hard drives, Western Digital always had a bad reputation where it was guaranteed to fail on you faster than most. Through insiders, real life experience, and working with vendors and other IT consultants, almost everyone decided to stay away from anything WD (Western Digital). I have never really had any problems with Seagate, up until this year, I had my first Seagate drives go bad (not bad for 10+ years without having a Seagate fail). However the same was said about Seagate by other people, so in the end, regardless of the brand, you know anything mechanical will fail. Also SSDs just like USB flash media or any media for that fact is bound to die at one point. So brand aside and regardless of what media type you are going to use, it’s going to die, so plan on having backups.
Going back to the SSD drive, if you aren’t seeking a kagillion gigabytes of data then get yourself an SSD, the prices are dropping and the sizes are getting favorable. I had ben wanting to get an SSD for awhile, and thus far I am very happy with the purchase.