Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

Crucial Announces the BX200 Solid State Drive

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the new Crucial BX200 solid state drive (SSD), which offers substantial yet affordable performance gains compared to a standard hard drive. The drive, designed for consumers and SMBs, allows users to load applications in seconds, boot up almost instantly, and accelerate every day applications.

The new BX200 provides sequential read and write speeds up to 540 MB/s and 490 MB/s respectively on all types of data, as well as random read and write speeds up to 66k and 78k IOPS respectively. Additionally, when compared to a typical hard drive, the new BX200 is more than 13 times faster and 40 times more energy efficient for almost instantaneous access to data, resulting in longer battery life and a cooler, quieter system. The new drive utilises a Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller and is coupled with Micron verified firmware, allowing users to upgrade their existing infrastructure at an affordable price, which is a great alternative to buying a whole new system.
"The new Crucial BX200 SSD is an ideal solution for consumers whose computers are slowed down by an old or inadequate hard drive," said Jonathan Weech, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. "This SSD is the perfect blend of performance and value, allowing a user to get more done and have more fun. Installing a BX200 will help users enjoy their computers again."

Robert Fan, vice president and general manager of Silicon Motion U.S.A., said, "We are excited about our latest partnership with Crucial on the new BX200 SSD. Our high-performance and low power consumption SM2256 controller combined with Micron 16nm TLC NAND helps make the BX200 reliable, fast, energy efficient and affordable."

Available now in a 2.5-inch form factor, the Crucial BX200 SSD is offered in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB with MSRPs of £66.99, £116.99 and £234.99, respectively, and is available at http://uk.crucial.com/. The new drive is supported by the Crucial Storage Executive tool, is backed by a limited three-year warranty, and is compatible with both PC and Mac systems. The BX200 also comes standard with Acronis True Image HD data migration software that moves all files, operating systems, settings and programs from an existing hard drive to the newly installed SSD.

For more information, visit the product page.
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11 Comments on Crucial Announces the BX200 Solid State Drive

#1
hojnikb
>Micron 16nm TLC NAND
>BX200 reliable, fast, energy efficient and affordable.

How about no. Especially because this is on a bleeding edge node.

Basically, this is worse than bx100.
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bug
hojnikb, post: 3365563, member: 148747"
>Micron 16nm TLC NAND
>BX200 reliable, fast, energy efficient and affordable.

How about no. Especially because this is on a bleeding edge node.

Basically, this is worse than bx100.
I won't touch any TLC that's not V-NAND either.

Add to that the price, the run of the mill specs and we got ourselves a winner. Not.
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#3
hojnikb
bug, post: 3365570, member: 157434"
I won't touch any TLC that's not V-NAND either.

Add to that the price, the run of the mill specs and we got ourselves a winner. Not.
Yep, i'm not touching tlc either. if sammy had issues, i'm sure micron and others have them too, but nobody talks about them, since the stuff is fresh.
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#4
Ubersonic
bug, post: 3365570, member: 157434"
I won't touch any TLC that's not V-NAND either.
I don't want no NAND, a NAND is a gate that can't get no love from me!
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#6
xorbe
I have a couple Samsung TLC drives ... no more TLC, seems like they haven't done enough long term testing.
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#7
R-T-B
Wow... thanks but no thanks Crucial.
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#8
Ferrum Master
They dropped the ball with this.

It is slow and not sure about the life span.

It should have costed a half from their price and people would accept them. At the current state it looks dated and rubbish.
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#10
xorbe
The only reason to buy that drive would be lowest price. By a significant margin.
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bug
xorbe, post: 3365690, member: 102945"
I have a couple Samsung TLC drives ... no more TLC, seems like they haven't done enough long term testing.
Well, it's known the planar TLC has all sorts of issues. Pitiful lifespan being one of the most prominent. V-NAND fixes many of those, simply by making the cells larger again. So yes, while I would never touch a 840 EVO, I do have a 850 EVO incoming.
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