Crucial MX100 SSD Specifications and prices Leak

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A while ago we already reported about the Crucial MX100 SSD, this time a distributor leaked all specs and prices. Last year at this timeframe they already announced the production and intention to make 16nm NAND flash. The MX100 is set to be the first SSD equipped with Micron's 16 nm MLC NAND flash memory, but as the listing reveals, but not all models will have the 16 nm NAND. Here's the cherry on top of the info, the 128 GB drive will pack 20 nm chips, while the 256 GB and 512 GB versions will have 16 nm flash.

Thanks go out to TPU for this spot, see source link. The 16 nm NAND-equipped drive will be on display at at Computex 2014 and is expected to arrive in a 2.5-inch form factor initially with M.2. variants following later. Crucials' SSDs are capable of sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s while write speeds top 150 MB/s, 330 MB/s and 500 MB/s for the 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB models, respectively. The pre-order lists at pricing to be 70 Euro (128 GB), 95 Euro (256 GB) and 185 Euro (512 GB).

We wonder have concerns if the PE cycles once again have dropped with a move to 16nm. For now I remain to be very skeptical about these Crucial / Micron drives. I'd rather invest in something with proper durability/endurance. The fact that Crucial/Micron decided to keep 20nm NAND for the 128GB model makes us wonder as to what the exact reason behind that choice is. In their defense, the marketing gobble states 72 TB written / 40GB per day for 5 years. Interestingly enough, they claim that for all three drives ?

Pay close attention to the claimed write performance as for the 128 and 256GB models, these are really poor. You need to factor in that over time performance will drop even further.

Crucial MX100 SSD Specifications and prices Leak

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