Crucial 480GB BX200 TLC SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2016-04-02

As we have seen with the Trion 100, Crucial is also settling into the affordable and high-capacity SSD market with their BX200 by incorporating Micron 16nm 128Gbit TLC NAND, a Silicon Motion SM2256 and also DRAM cache which varies in size depending on the total capacity of the drive. When writing up to 6GB files to the drive, the SLC cache takes up the effort and we are able to see good read/write speeds all over the board; however, if we are planning on working with very large files most of the time, the cache will fill up quite quickly and we will be forced to perform read/write operations directly to the TLC NAND, which is considerably slower.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Up to 13x faster than a typical hard drive


Accessing your data on the Crucial BX200 is like flipping a light switch – it’s almost instant. The Crucial BX200 delivers true 540 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data, which allows you to access files and apps almost as soon as you click on them. Stop pulling your hair out waiting for your computer to catch up to you. Life moves fast – your computer should too.


Up to 40x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive


Since SSDs access data on cutting-edge flash memory chips rather than on outdated spinning platters, they consume significantly less power than hard drives. Enjoy the ability to do more with longer battery life and experience a cooler, quieter system. Increase your laptop’s portability, worry less about finding an outlet, and boost your productivity.


More durable than a typical hard drive


Since SSDs don’t use moving parts that wear out over time, your photos, music, videos, and everything on the drive is less susceptible to a crash. Dropping a laptop with a hard drive may damage the small mechanical parts it uses to read and write data, and could cause the hard drive to fail. SSDs can sustain more physical trauma since they don’t rely on these mechanical parts.


Better value than a typical SSD


The Crucial BX200 leverages proven flash memory technology that’s been thoroughly vetted and engineered to extensive Micron quality standards. Upgrading to an SSD is one of the best ways to improve your system’s performance, and now the price per gigabyte makes it a great time to ditch your hard drive. Start getting more out of your storage.


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