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Crucial MX100 128GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive (CT128MX100SSD1) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Crucial MX100 128GB SATA 2.5-Inch Internal Solid State Drive (CT128MX100SSD1)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 1529 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 1.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   average
Reliable4.7   above average
Speed4.7   average
Reliability4.6   average
Power4.5   above average
Quality4.5   average
Installation4.4   average
Boot4.2   above average
Read4.1   above average
Write3.2   below average
Windows2.9   below average


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Boot

Boot:
"Dropped boot from about 30 seconds to fully operational to about 12.No system failures or compatibility issues."
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"Not only was it very easy to install, but it only took roughly 3-4 seconds to boot up from being turned off."
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"After the reboot I get Starting Acronis Loader... Acronis Loader fatal error: Boot drive (partition) not found."
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"Works great, used as a boot drive, and i have no complaints."
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"It is still faster on loading programs and backing up files, but I am disappointed with the boot up times."
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"Used the Crucial SSD recommendation for my computer, followed the directions for cloning, and now my computer boots in Windows Error Recovery mode."
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":PSSD installation was fairly easy, and the speed boost allows my machine to boot up in a matter of seconds."
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"The boot up times are still remarkably swift and I have no complaints at the moment."
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"Boot is instantaneous."
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"Great quality, fast boot ups, fit perfectly."
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"Seems to be a great drive though and I love how fast my newly built computer boots."
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Installation

Installation:
"Set up was about as difficult as I expected, I wanted to move my OS over to the SSD but while installing the drive I had problems getting the computer to recognize the SSD."
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"Some times after a half done OS installation, I get to the disk selection screen and Delete, then Create New, then format and the installation errors out with a Error 0x80070057."
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"The installation couldn't have been easier."
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"Just make sure to use the latest Chipset and RST (Rapid Storage Technology) drivers for your mainboard.. my mistake was using my driver installation disk after loading OS."
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"Check if there is new firmware available before installing to improve performance, but this product was an amazing value with amazing performance"
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":PSSD installation was fairly easy, and the speed boost allows my machine to boot up in a matter of seconds."
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"No problems installing, fit was good; and it even came with a copy of Acronis TrueImage, which is an excellent bonus."
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"Installation was very easy and straightforward."
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"I installed this in a Dell Precision desktop PC, the installation (with an added mounting kit) went smoothly, and as an added bonus there was a link to freeware used to image and copy the factory drive."
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Power

Power:
"This drive has something called power loss prevention which is a bang of capacitors large enough to allow the drive to flush its write cache and prevent data loss if there were a power failure."
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"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?"
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"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."
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"I turned off all power saving features in the Windows power setting and haven't had that problem since."
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"From power off to able to use my computer, it takes something like 8-10 seconds."
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"Tried several power cycles recommended on a Crucial support forum, tried adjusting the bios and various settings in bios as recommended on several different tech forums."
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Price

Price:
"It's still slow at some tasks due to the dated processor but ll in all it was well worth the money and will allow me to run this laptop for another couple of years."
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"It may not be the best SSD out there but for the money it's well worth it."
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"Guess I just lose my money on this one and hopefully you learn from my mistake."
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"Works great and it's a decent price only complaint is I should have gotten the 240 gb but that's my fault haha"
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"Then again, prices weren't as good as now!"
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"Not the best, but Crucial is doing a great job bringing the ridiculous prices on SSD down."
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"Good price and great product."
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"At the regular price on Amazon ($135, or so), it's still a terrific deal."
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"For that price, this is unbeatable."
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"Bought on prime day for a great price."
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"The nitty-gritty:I got this as a deal of the day on Amazon, so for a decent price I was able to upgrade my laptop."
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Quality

Quality:
"I also bought a Silicon Power S80 SSD for another Macbook of the same model and the built quality is not as good."
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"Conclusion: While Crucial is known for making pretty decent memory sticks, they should keep to making RAM because SSDs seem to be a problem for their quality control."
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"Great quality, and super fast."
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"Quality product; timely delivery; I recommend."
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"I specifically chose this because of Crucial Micron quality and reliability, as well as compatibility with my hardware."
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"Great quality, fast boot ups, fit perfectly."
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"Check out the customer Reviews here...real-world usage and testing has shown the MX100 to sport excellent performance, outstanding quality NAND, and industry-leading reliability."
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Read

Read:
"I have read of other unreliable brands suddenly fail losing all data with no warning."
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"I saw no need to continue with dated spinning disks and slow read write rates so I went with the Crucial mx100 SSD."
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"Getting 210 MB Sec writes and 260MB Sec reads - not all that great for an SSD drive - have trim enabled."
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"Read speeds are great however write are a bit slower than higher end drives."
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"I did notice hat the read speeds were a nice little boost in performance."
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"You can read about how to install an SSD in a good guide on LaptopMag (http: blog."
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"The read speeds are pretty similar, but the OCZ benchmarks write speeds about twice that of the M4."
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"PROS:-Phenomenal price-Good large read speeds-9.5mm adapter includedCONS:-Falters in other benchmarks-Mediocre endurance level-Three-year warrantyInconsistent performance would usually put me off, but the low price makes up for the lack of consistency."
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Reliability

Reliability:
"awesome and cheaper than samsung or intelSo here is the deal with SSDs and my experience (I own several Crucial, Intel, and Samsung).Intel - Best performance and reliability, but cost the most (I use this in my main desktop that I need the performance)Samsung - Almost as good performance and reliability as Intel and usually cheaper (these are usually a better deal than intel)Crucial - Good performance and so far good reliability (not as good as the other two, but usually way cheaper).I use intel in my desktop, Samsung in most of my clients computers, and crucial in my laptop and server (needed ssd, but didn't need as fast as intel or samsung).SSDs in my opinion should be used in all computers as they make a huge difference."
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"I specifically chose this because of Crucial Micron quality and reliability, as well as compatibility with my hardware."
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"Check out the customer Reviews here...real-world usage and testing has shown the MX100 to sport excellent performance, outstanding quality NAND, and industry-leading reliability."
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"Finally, benchmark testing on performance tells us very little about the drive's durability, longevity, and wear patterns...and for most users, reliability is probably more desirable than the fastest possible performance."
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"It's transfer speeds are more consistent with the Crucial M4, the time it takes to perform most real-world tests favor the M4, and the reliability of the M4 is superior (having had issues with OCZ's SSD reliability, this was the last OCZ SSD I purchased."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"So Far its been a very reliable drive and has no hint of failing for pretty much years and beyond!"
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"What I needed was a good, reliable drive, and this was it; especially for the price."
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"This is one of the best priced and most reliable SSDs on the market."
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"Along with these speeds comes reliability from a company known for reliable and durable flash memory products, and a company that frequently (and promptly) will update their firmware to give you optimal performance, reliability, and security."
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"The MX100 has withstood the test of time, and you can now rest assured that if you buy a MX100 that you will get many years (decades, in fact) of reliable & trouble-free performance."
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"Fast and Reliable Drive, Highly Recommend."
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Speed

Speed:
"It has good performance and no problem so far, it was just what i needed."
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"The cpu is weak, and the added speed of an SSD drive brought full bootup speed down from 3min to 2minutes."
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"Very satisfied with the speed, but there seems to be problems with TRIM support under Linux."
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"It's still slow at some tasks due to the dated processor but ll in all it was well worth the money and will allow me to run this laptop for another couple of years."
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"awesome and cheaper than samsung or intelSo here is the deal with SSDs and my experience (I own several Crucial, Intel, and Samsung).Intel - Best performance and reliability, but cost the most (I use this in my main desktop that I need the performance)Samsung - Almost as good performance and reliability as Intel and usually cheaper (these are usually a better deal than intel)Crucial - Good performance and so far good reliability (not as good as the other two, but usually way cheaper).I use intel in my desktop, Samsung in most of my clients computers, and crucial in my laptop and server (needed ssd, but didn't need as fast as intel or samsung).SSDs in my opinion should be used in all computers as they make a huge difference."
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"I saw no need to continue with dated spinning disks and slow read write rates so I went with the Crucial mx100 SSD."
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"And on a dollar gig ratio, for this much speed, it's a great value."
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"Check if there is new firmware available before installing to improve performance, but this product was an amazing value with amazing performance"
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"Cloning from an old HDD went much faster, and it performs well as my laptop C: drive."
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"Very happy with this ssa, it's very fast and I had no issues with it so far"
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Windows

Windows:
"I've also had some windows errors that I've never experienced before."
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"I didn't want to buy a new laptop since all of them or most of them come in the very annoying Windows 8 and since they are slimmer smaller it is more difficult to fix them or upgrade them."
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"Much easier than a Kingston (don't buy a Kingston SSD, it is a pain to near impossible (if all you have is Windows laptop, since not compatible with MAC or Linux, to upgrade the SSD)."
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"It produces strange issues, Windows hangs up randomly with no error messages."
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"At this point I started experimenting and tried disabling Raid and having only AHCI enabled but no luck, the only way to change the motherboard settings so the disks connected as emulated IDE and suddenly Windows was all happy with the disks, but running with this setting was unacceptable to me."
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"I used the Acronis software to clone the drive, but several Windows features in Windows 8 (Windows Update, for example) were broken."
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"As long as you are running Windows 7 or newer, you will not have a problem with most SSDs."
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"The 256GB drive is perfect for Windows 7 and usage for us on our home network."
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"Windows starts up in less than 15 seconds love it! "
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"No problems so far, windows boots up pretty quick."
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"Absolutely an excellent performance upgrade to my MAC and also my Windows Laptop! "
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Write

Write:
"OS X Disk Utility reports the error Cannot write to the last block of device.... Windows will not reformat the drive and reports a cyclic redundancy error."
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"I saw no need to continue with dated spinning disks and slow read write rates so I went with the Crucial mx100 SSD."
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"Getting 210 MB Sec writes and 260MB Sec reads - not all that great for an SSD drive - have trim enabled."
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"The reading speed is awesome, very good for storing programs and the O. S. Writings are not that good but I don't need write a lot so it meets my requirements."
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"Read speeds are great however write are a bit slower than higher end drives."
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"The read speeds are pretty similar, but the OCZ benchmarks write speeds about twice that of the M4."
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"Good read speed, okay write speed, good price."
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"Great read and write times."
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"After started the system and configured my windows account, proceed to restore the data from my old disk and the write speed is such impressive."
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