Crucial, a subsidiary of Micron, a world leader in memory and flash production, brought us such wonderful SSDs as the M500 and MX100. Their latest new release is the Crucial MX200 reviewed today. It is built on Crucial's well-tested foundation of a Marvell 88SS9189 controller with 16 nanometer flash chips by Micron.
Crucial added a new feature it calls "Dynamic Write Acceleration" to the MX200. It dynamically runs some of the drive's flash storage in (faster) SLC mode, but reverts to MLC mode when space becomes an issue. SSDs from competing manufacturers offer similar features, but only for a fixed-portion of the drive's capacity. Crucial's method, on the other hand, is fully dynamic.
The MX200 is available in capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB.
|Specifications: Crucial MX200 250 GB|
|Flash Type:||Micron, 16 nm MLC|
|Form Factor||SATA 2.5"|
|Thickness:||7 mm (Ultrabook compatible)|
|Capacity||250 GB (232.9 GB usable)|
6 GB additional overprovisioning
|Interface:||SATA 6 Gbps|