Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Internal SSD £44.99 delivered  @ PC World
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Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Internal SSD £44.99 delivered @ PC World

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Found 4th Nov 2014
The Price in store is £54.99, you can order it for £44.99 with free delivery or collect at store.

* Interface: SATA III 6.0 Gbps
* Read speed: Up to 550 MB/s
* Write speed: Up to 150 MB/s

FEATURES
NAND flash memory type: Micron 20nm MLC NAND
Controller: Marvell 88SS9189 with Micron Custom Firmware

Other features - Power Loss Protection to preserve data
- 40,000 IOPS

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Seems like a good deal. It was £50 via Amazon Prime last week but has been rising in price since. It's jumped all the way up to £57.94 now!

Is there any better option for this price point (£45) for 128GB SSD before I order one from PC World? Want to install VMbox or VMPlayer then a few Windows OS onto it as a secondary drive to my main C: drive SSD containing Windows 7.

Alternatively is the Sandisk Pulse 128GB at Dabs.Com for £44.98 (same price) delivered.

Sequential Read (up to): 475 MB/s
Sequential Write (up to): 375 MB/s
Random Read (up to): 8100 IOPS
Random Write (up to): 4500 IOPS

Over twice as fast write speed but slightly slower read speed
Sandisk Pulse 128GB

Edited by: "118luke" 4th Nov 2014

@118luke.

Thanks for that info. Have owned memory cards and USB flash drives by SanDisk but for some reason never considered them for SSD's. My boot drive is a Samsung 830 Pro from two years ago. Not looking at spending more than necessary on a secondary SSD just to play about with some VM's.

cheekster

@118luke.Thanks for that info. Have owned memory cards and USB flash … @118luke.Thanks for that info. Have owned memory cards and USB flash drives by SanDisk but for some reason never considered them for SSD's. My boot drive is a Samsung 830 Pro from two years ago. Not looking at spending more than necessary on a secondary SSD just to play about with some VM's.



I can confirm that i have a Sandisk Extreme 128GB SSD and ive owned it for around 2-3 years now and its still working fine. (Daily use as OS drive). I have confidence in them (more so than Samsung drives in fact) as ive not once had a problem with their MicroSD/USB flash drives

I have the 512 - great drive

118luke

Alternatively is the Sandisk Pulse 128GB at Dabs.Com for £44.98 (same … Alternatively is the Sandisk Pulse 128GB at Dabs.Com for £44.98 (same price) delivered.Sequential Read (up to): 475 MB/sSequential Write (up to): 375 MB/sRandom Read (up to): 8100 IOPSRandom Write (up to): 4500 IOPSOver twice as fast write speed but slightly slower read speedSandisk Pulse 128GB



Don't those IOPs seem a bit low?

Good find ! really trying to get my hands on the m550 512GB model for a few quid cheaper but i missed the recent sale on the crucial webstie

Creo

Don't those IOPs seem a bit low?



The Crucial MX100's are lower...
Just been reading this review of this SSD. Its not a bad drive, but one part does worry me slightly...

Endurance: 72TB

Thats not actually that great TBH. My Sandisk Extreme is up at 92TB (Lifetime Writes)

Why does endurance of 72TB worry you?

Samsung 840 EVO 120gb.

8gb less and a tenner more, but 410mb/s write speed compared to 150mb/s


amazon.co.uk/Sam…840

Remember that the Samsung EVO uses the less durable TLC NAND flash (still no definite information whether Samsung's recent fix for the read speed performance dropoff will affect endurance), and in real life it doesn't seem to make any difference:
anandtech.com/ben…965

See the "Heavy Workload 2011 - Disk Busy Time (Writes)" where the MX100 is 347.6 seconds vs 409.3 seconds for the Samsung. While not a huge difference, the MX100 actually wins that one. Note that those are both the 256GB/240GB versions which should be faster.

118luke

The Crucial MX100's are lower...


No, they're not.

I also can't find any reviews or proper benches of this Pulse drive. Without knowing how it actually performs, or what controller it's using, I wouldn't touch it.

TBH? do you mean terabytes per hour?

I think the pulse is a low end drive...

Have some heat - good price especially from PCWorld! I bought the 64Gb for £25 so twice the capacity for less than £50 has got to be good!

Any SanDisk drive is low end imo, Crucial has far better reliability than it from past to current editions.

Surprises me people here still buy because of higher numbers rather than reliability, especially if its just for your home PC/laptop. I have 512GB MX100 on my MBP and it's above and beyond my needs.


Edited by: "kiish" 4th Nov 2014

Thanks for the post OP, was about to order one from eBuyer for £51 when this popped up and I was able to collect locally.

GwanGy

TBH? do you mean terabytes per hour?



TBH is short for: to be honest

Which brand/drive offers the best balance between reliability and performance for 128GB around £50 mark out of Crucial MX100, Samsung 840 EVO or SanDisk Pulse?

Ordered 2, thanks.

cheekster

Which brand/drive offers the best balance between reliability and … Which brand/drive offers the best balance between reliability and performance for 128GB around £50 mark out of Crucial MX100, Samsung 840 EVO or SanDisk Pulse?



Crucial or EVO. Take a pick, won't have issues when you have power.

MX100 has capacitors which will save data in case you suddenly loose power, lower risk of losing data. EVO does not.

@kiish

Thanks for that.

Notice PC World also have SanDisk Ultra II 120GB for £49.99. Quoted read speed: 550MB/sec and write speed: 500MB/sec. 3 year warranty like the Crucial MX100. Decisions, decisions...

techniques

Samsung 840 EVO 120gb. 8gb less and a tenner more, but 410mb/s write … Samsung 840 EVO 120gb. 8gb less and a tenner more, but 410mb/s write speed compared to 150mb/shttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-120GB-Basic-Solid-State/dp/B00E3W15P0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415113007&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+840



Also.. there's the whole issue with 840 Evo's and the current bug. I hear there's a patch but can't confirm as I just read it in an article, don't own one myself, got a couple of M500's

Not had any probs with my Evo 250Gb that I run Windows 7 on (9 months old) Very happy with my choice!
I built my father's system with 64Gb Crucial M4 drives, two in RAID MIRROR, which was a good idea because one of them died after 15months but that was replaced quickly by Crucial under warranty and no more failures so far.

Alansk1

Also.. there's the whole issue with 840 Evo's and the current bug. I hear … Also.. there's the whole issue with 840 Evo's and the current bug. I hear there's a patch but can't confirm as I just read it in an article, don't own one myself, got a couple of M500's



I run a 840 a firmware fix was released a couple of weeks ago, all fixed now

Nice price, thanks for posting.

Banned

Definetly need to put an order in for an SSD soon! Getting so so cheap!

kiish

Any SanDisk drive is low end imo, Crucial has far better reliability than … Any SanDisk drive is low end imo, Crucial has far better reliability than it from past to current editions.Surprises me people here still buy because of higher numbers rather than reliability, especially if its just for your home PC/laptop. I have 512GB MX100 on my MBP and it's above and beyond my needs.


Ive been using two Sandisk SSDs on my PC for a couple of years.
Its used exclusively for Photoshop and Ive not had a flicker of a problem with either drive.

I got 2x Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Desktop kits for £29.99 each in Currys/PC world, may be some more about

Got 2x 840 PRO 256gb in RAID 0 though on my desktop, EVO's can go in an old PC or Laptop.
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 5th Nov 2014

@RustySpoons

How recent was that? Cracking price!

118luke

I can confirm that i have a Sandisk Extreme 128GB SSD and ive owned it … I can confirm that i have a Sandisk Extreme 128GB SSD and ive owned it for around 2-3 years now and its still working fine. (Daily use as OS drive). I have confidence in them (more so than Samsung drives in fact) as ive not once had a problem with their MicroSD/USB flash drives



I also rate Sandisk memory cards highly and have never lost any data. However, 2 years ago I fitted an Sandisk Extreme 128GB to my wife's laptop - it died a few days ago and am currently awaiting a replacement from Sandisk - 7-10 days I have been told.
During the past few years I have had 4 Samsung drives in other home and work laptops - no problems so far! Now, I dont know whether to risk fitting the replacement Sandisk back or sticking it on Ebay and fitting a Samsung instead....

The worst thing is that the missus laptop is the least used in the house - just surfing the net. The other home and work laptops with the Samsung drives have been far more heavily used.
Edited by: "harry66" 6th Nov 2014

Finally bit the bullet and went for it.
Thanks OP

I have a Dynamode USB 3.0 External Caddy. Would this SSD fit and have enough power from a USB 3.0 port?

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Showing as £54.99 to me

cooliomoolio

Showing as £54.99 to me


Same. Expired?

Stupid question I'm sure, but when you installed this HDD (in desktop PC eg dell ) did you need additional cable? None came in the box
Edited by: "comput1" 18th Dec 2014
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