Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Crucial Expands the MX300 Line of SSDs with 275GB, 525GB, and 1TB Variants

Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced additional capacities of the Crucial MX300 solid state drive (SSD). Built for speed and loaded with advanced features, the new drives deliver an immediate increase to system performance.

With read speeds up to 530 MB/s and write speeds up to 510 MB/s on all file types, the Crucial MX300 enables users to boot up almost instantly, load programs with ease, and accelerate demanding applications. The drive is engineered with Micron 3D NAND technology, resulting in an endurance rating of up to 220 TB total bytes written by leveraging larger NAND cells to deliver top-notch performance and prolong endurance.
"Solid state drives are the computing powerhouses behind loading and saving virtually everything we do on our computers. The MX300 is designed to put power back into the hands of users so they can get more out of their system for years to come," said Jonathan Weech, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial.

The Crucial MX300 offers a host of comprehensive and industry-leading features, including:
  • AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption to keep personal and confidential data secure
  • RAIN technology for increased reliability by storing data in multiple locations on the drive
  • Exclusive Data Defense to prevent files from becoming corrupted
  • Adaptive Thermal Protection to keep systems cool
The Crucial MX300 is also over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive. Extreme Energy Efficiency technology within the drive reduces the amount of active power usage that is consumed and extends the laptop battery life by using only 0.075W of power, compared to a typical hard drive which uses 6.8W.

Now available in 275 GB, 525 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB capacities, the Crucial MX300 2.5-inch SSD has an MSRP of £64.99, £119.99, £175.99 and £240.99 respectively. The drive is supported by the Crucial Storage Executive tool, is backed by a limited three-year warranty, and comes with Acronis True Image HD data migration software. The MX300 will also be available in the M.2 2280 form factor in all capacities in late August.
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14 Comments on Crucial Expands the MX300 Line of SSDs with 275GB, 525GB, and 1TB Variants

#1
Prima.Vera
Prices are so-so, and I bet are not included all those crappy extra taxes...
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#2
TheLostSwede
And unfortunately in this case, as this is a "premium" drive, the performance is very much so so as well...

All UK prices include 20% VAT though, so no extra "taxes" as you put it.
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#4
hojnikb
dammit crucial, you could just as easily made capacities binary friendly.
It's not like it can't be done with 384Gbit dies.
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#5
dj-electric
I like how 850 EVO and Pro are so good, that every premium SSD that comes out still loses to them in many tests.

850 EVO is probably the best SSD in history, in many ways. Also, its not expensive, and that's a part of why
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#6
Ferrum Master
Dj-ElectriC said:
850 EVO is probably the best SSD in history, in many ways. Also, its not expensive, and that's a part of why
I have it too, but my old M550 pawned it in daily tasks not benches, I had to use ir my GF's laptop after failed drive there and a cry scene... I have no chance getting it back now...

Bought this evo... and... moving games and swap data like pictures and videos are actually slower... the slc cache runs out fast, the M550 was just a robust multichannel brute force.

I like Crucial actually... had the older M4's too... still working btw...
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#7
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Love my MX200 drive. Would like to get another for RAID0. I only really buy SSDs from companies that make their own NAND for the drives so thats basically Crucial/Micron and Samsung.
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#8
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
MxPhenom 216 said:
Love my MX200 drive. Would like to get another for RAID0. I only really buy SSDs from companies that make their own NAND for the drives so thats basically Crucial/Micron and Samsung.
Love my MX200 also! Great SSD. I need to see some reviews of these MX300's, because the 3D NAND should be better in every way than the MX200.

@Ferrum Master I also have an M4 still running great!
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#9
Ubersonic
Prima.Vera said:
Prices are so-so, and I bet are not included all those crappy extra taxes...
They're worse than so-so, £240 for a 1TB drive when 960GB ones start at £140? I think for that price they can keep their extra 64GB lol.
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#10
theeldest
MxPhenom 216 said:
Love my MX200 drive. Would like to get another for RAID0. I only really buy SSDs from companies that make their own NAND for the drives so thats basically Crucial/Micron and Samsung.
Add SanDisk/WesternDigital, SK Hynix, Intel, and Toshiba.
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#11
Parn
Would have considered if it was 3D MLC instead of TLC.
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#12
theeldest
Parn said:
Would have considered if it was 3D MLC instead of TLC.
3D TLC has higher endurance than the latest planar MLC due to the much larger cell sizes. There really isn't a reason to have 3D MLC.
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#13
Parn
theeldest said:
3D TLC has higher endurance than the latest planar MLC due to the much larger cell sizes. There really isn't a reason to have 3D MLC.
3D MLC has even better endurance, better sequential transfer rate and faster seek time than 3D TLC. That's why I'd take 850 Pro over this anytime.
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#14
theeldest
Parn said:
3D MLC has even better endurance, better sequential transfer rate and faster seek time than 3D TLC. That's why I'd take 850 Pro over this anytime.
You do realize that endurance for client drives doesn't really matter, right? Even at 0.1 drive writes per day, at 1TB you need to write 100GB *every* day. Drives just aren't used that way.

The reason you should like the Pro is the better controller. *That's* where you're getting your performance increase, not from MLC vs TLC. Especially as many drives will write as SLC and migrate to TLC later.
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