Crucial, a division of Micron Technology and a leading producer of solid-state drive (SSDs) and DRAM modules, is announcing its new MX100 family of SSDs. The Crucial MX100 offers unrelenting performance and one of the most complete feature sets available in a consumer-grade SSD, and at a low cost per GB. The MX100 family are produced with Micron 16nm process NAND.
Utilizing Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, the MX100 is up to 89% more energy efficient than a conventional hard drive (HDD). Power Loss Protection ensures that your data will still be preserved in the event of a power loss or interruption.
Crucial’s MX100 series offers best-in-class AES 256-bit hardware encryption, which is the same type of encryption used by banks and hospitals to protect critical data. The MX100 meets TCG Opal 2.0, IEEE-1667, and Microsoft eDrive data security standards. Crucial’s proprietary Native Write Acceleration technology spreads write tasks over several elements, significantly reducing write times.
Micron-engineered RAIN (redundant array of independent NAND) technology, which is an enterprise-level reliability function that is vastly superior to mere ECC (Error Correction Code) technology, is also featured in the MX100 family of SSDs. This feature protects your data at the component level, similar to RAID for multiple drives. This is a feature that is rarely available in consumer-level SSDs.
The Crucial MX100 family of SSDs utilize the SATA 6Gb/s interface in a standard 2.5″ x 7mm form factor. The MX100 is being offered in capacity points of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Sequential read speeds are stated as 550MB/s for all capacities. Sequential write speeds are stated as 150MB/s for the 128GB model, 330MB/s for the 256GB model and 500MB/s for the 512GB version. Random 4K read speeds are 80,000 IOPS (128GB), 85,000 IOPS (256GB) and 90,000 IOPS (512GB). Random4K writes speeds are 40,000 IOPS (128GB), 70,000 IOPS (256GB) and 85,000 IOPS (512GB).
All models of the MX100 are shipped with a 9.5mm adapter to facilitate use with standard 3.5″ HDD trays. Life expectancy of the MX100 is stated as 1,500,000 hours Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). Crucial is backing the MX100 series with a three-year warranty. The MX100 is available now at Crucial.com and through select channel partners. You can view the MX100 product page here.