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



Anvil’s Storage Utilities

As well as performing SSD endurance tests.
Anvil’s Storage Utilities has a very nice SSD benchmarking application. The SSD
benchmark tests many different aspects of SSD performance, including 4K random
at different queue depths, and also sequential performance, but more importantly
than this, all using real test data.

Another very nice feature of Anvil’s SSD
benchmark is the fact that you can change the compression levels of the test
data. The compression levels of the data sets used for the tests can be varied
from 0% compression right up to 100% compressed data, and there are even a few
data profiles already included, such as database (8%) compression, and also an
application profile (46%) compression, which is designed to simulate real
application data being read and written to the SSD.

Anvil’s Storage Utilities is still in beta
at the moment, but the application is currently solid enough to use in this
article, and I have already verified the results obtained using an SATA


I will include a screenshot of the review
drive, and all comparison results will be presented in the form of graphs. If
you would like to see screenshots of the test results obtained on the other
SSDs in this article, you can do so by following the link here.

I will also be testing three different
compression profiles, which are as follows.

  • 0 fill (100% compressible data)
  • Application simulation profile (46%
  • 100% (non compressible data)

 So let’s begin the tests.


0 fill

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD (0 fill)

are ranked by highest total score.

At this point I am not surprised that the
Crucial MX100 is so fast.

Application profile

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD (application profile)

Results are ranked by highest total score.

Again the Crucial MX100 is the second fastest

100% incompressible

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD (100% incompressible)

Results are based on the total highest score.

I hope that you didn’t expect anything less
than a top performance from the Crucial MX100.


Outstanding performance for the Crucial


Now let’s head to the next page for some
real world tests….


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