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Windows 7: Crucial SSD performance mystery

20 Nov 2014   #1
whs
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Crucial SSD performance mystery

In the specifications of the Crucial MX100 it says:

Quote:
Performance at all capacities represents a significant improvement over M500
Yet the specs for the write speed of the M500 is significantly faster write. What am I missing.

MX100 specs

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M500 specs




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20 Nov 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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I can't directly answer your question, but here is a comparison of the two:

AnandTech | Bench - SSD

MX100 in the lead; how much depends on workload.
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20 Nov 2014   #3
whs
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Thanks for the link. Interesting numbers. Looks like a wash. Based on that I would go for the cheaper model.
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21 Nov 2014   #4
ThrashZone

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I took at the 100 series has more features :/
One being power consumption which the 500 series does not list ?
Newegg's comparison which the 100 is on the right side,
iops shows different than you posted on the same model m500 240gig and mx100 256gig
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21 Nov 2014   #5
whs
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Thanks Mike. Interesting data. The 1.2 million hours for mean time to failure are pretty impressive. I don't think any spinner would hold up that long.
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21 Nov 2014   #6
ThrashZone

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To add insult to injury Amazon dropped the price on the mx100 256 a day and a half After I bought another one
Now at 99.00 same as the m500
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21 Nov 2014   #7
whs
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I got the M500 for $89 - a couple of weeks ago from Newegg. But I need another one for a new laptop the wife just bought for herself (that's #4).
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21 Nov 2014   #8
ThrashZone

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I now have my eye on a mx100 128gig same spec's and that cool hot swap case TopGun posted yesterday
This will definitely be a black Friday purchase if it breaks bad

Not sure about the hot swap case if it only esata or if it comes with a separate data and power receptacle as a ssd would have on it :/
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21 Nov 2014   #9
whs
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I am not sure what that hot swap case was good for. If you stick it inside the box into a 3.5" bay, then there is not a lot of hot swapping possible. If you attach it ouside on eSata, then I would prefer an enclosure like this one. I have two of those - eSata/USB2 and USB3/USB2. They work very well.
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21 Nov 2014   #10
ThrashZone

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Well Dino did say it has straight through double male connections it sounds like a better or more normal way to connects the ssd's ?
That esata connection has never been used but this machine is pretty old now it could be corroded ?
I could always make a box for it and add a fan if need be even though my external hdd case doesn't have a fan on it but does have allot of holes for heat to escape :/
Hillbilly style
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