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The only SSD worth buying anymore? Crucial MX100

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hmm not sure I would trust a  well used ssd for long term storage, I mean keep it powered off for a few weeks and your data may not be there when you power it back on.

 

still I have a 256gb mx100 as my boot drive, very nice for the price.

http://techreport.com/review/26523/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-casualties-on-the-way-to-a-petabyte

 

If they can thrash a drive all the way to 700TB of writes I think most people would be ok, even with used.

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well I quickly scanned through that article,  don't think I read anything about data retention ie how long data is retained after power is removed. 

 

for modern ssd's its supposed to be a year when its reached its projected 0% health, so most should be ok.  maybe im being a bit paranoid.

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maybe im being a bit paranoid.

 

I think you are.

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Reliability-wise the MX100 has one very, very strong point though. Power loss protection.

 

It has enough capacitors to keep the drive running long enough to flush all the caches. Other SSD's will usually suffer corruption at an unexpected power loss because they don't have enough time to write out the cache.

 

The MX100 is one of the few drives (especially in the lower end of the price spectrum) that has this. The 840 EVO doesn't.

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Im also just about to but either the 120gb evo for ?56 or 256gn mx100 for ?73 - any ideas?

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Im also just about to but either the 120gb evo for ?56 or 256gn mx100 for ?73 - any ideas?

Capacity > Performance

Nothing sucks more than running out of space.

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(Considering i dont need the extra space)

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(Considering i dont need the extra space)

128GB sounds like a lot but runs out very quickly. I wouldn't advise less than 240GB for most people.

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Apart from movies and music which can go on my hdd i was wondering performance wise whether the bigger mx100 would put make it any better than the evo or whether i should kust get the evo for the faster read speeds - ill be mainly using it for a boot drive

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Apart from movies and music which can go on my hdd i was wondering performance wise whether the bigger mx100 would put make it any better than the evo or whether i should kust get the evo for the faster read speeds - ill be mainly using it for a boot drive

 

I agree with Fahim (couple of posts above). Any ssd will do the job. They are all fast. Capacity, price and reliability should be what you look at.

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I have a 120GB Samsung 840 Pro and just keep OS and my commonly used apps on SSD. Still have 60GB free. Games and everything else goes on spinning drive.

I do tend to agree that they are all fast, though, so more space would be better. I'm really wanting to get a 1TB for games as well, but just can't see spending that much.

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Thanks guys ill order the mx100 tonight and put an end to the endless amount of time ive spent looking!

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I have a 120GB Samsung 840 Pro and just keep OS and my commonly used apps on SSD. Still have 60GB free. Games and everything else goes on spinning drive.

 

 

I can put all my apps and os on my 120gb easily. Still have around 40GB free. I have Photoshtop, VIsual Studio, Eclipse, MonoDev, Office, Xara, PowerDVD, Live Apps, Krita, ArtRage and many others i forget.

 

My games and documents go on other drives.

 

A good trick is to disable hibernation and swap to save space. I saved over 10Gb by doing that. I also disabled Recovery since i make an image of my system drive once a week and sync my docs using FreeFileSync once a day. I did not totally disabled swap but i have set the minimum to something like 16MB and set the maximum to 4GB. I have 12GB of memory and the swap stay at 16MB.

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Im also just about to but either the 120gb evo for ?56 or 256gn mx100 for ?73 - any ideas?

In terms of capacity for price, the MX-100/256 GB wins, and wins in a walkover.  I'm actually trying to talk my mom into one, and not for her DESKTOP, but her Moldy Oldy Gateway Solo running XP.

 

Okay - why such a big fast SSD for a long-EOL laptop?

 

First off, capacity.  The default HDD in the Solo is all of 40 GB, so we're talking six times the sheer capacity alone.

 

Second is, naturally, performance. The MX-100 will absolutely firewall the interface - which no platter drive can.

 

Last, surprisingly, is price - the MX-100/256 GB is $109.99 (MicroCenter), and that is either retail or online (and I have two locations I shop at - which one I choose is inventory-dependent and day-of-week dependent; I've had good experiences at both Fairfax, VA and Rockville, MD).

 

It's only marginally slower than the same-capacity EVO, and is $60 cheaper.  The practically no-brainer choice (in my opinion) for desktops and portables that can hold them - period.

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