Crucial MX100 256 GB Review 20

Crucial MX100 256 GB Review

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Packaging

Package Front
Package Back




The Drive

SSD Front
SSD Back

The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. It is made of metal to improve its durability and is only 7 mm thick, which makes it compatible with Intel's Ultrabook specification.

SSD Interface Connector

Like most recent SSDs, the Crucial MX100 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface. It is compatible with any older SATA standard, but will, in such a case, work at reduced performance.

SSD Teardown PCB Front
SSD Teardown PCB Back

You will find the SSD controller and 16 flash chips on the PCB. A DRAM chip is also present. It provides the SSD controller with RAM.

SSD Controller

Crucial is using the same Marvell 88SS9189 controller as on the M550, which is a slightly upgraded version of the controller used on the M500.

SSD Flash Chips

The 16 MLC flash chips are produced by Micron and are built on a 16 nanometer process.
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