Crucial Introduces Next Generation Solid State Drives

/ 3 years ago


Crucial announced two new solid state drives, the Crucial MX200 for speed and performance and the Crucial BX100 budget drive.

“We designed the MX200 and BX100 to meet the varied needs of the market, making it easier for anyone to move to an SSD, whether they are a seasoned computer enthusiast or an absolute beginner, all while keeping value top of mind,” said Jonathan Weech, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. “These drives leverage Micron’s years of heritage in storage technology to deliver advanced features and performance, resulting in an unparalleled SSD experience for our consumers.”


The new Crucial MX200 delivers sequential reads and write up to 555MB/s and 500MB/s, along with random reads and writes up to 100k and 87k IOPS on all file types. It will be available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities with respective MSRPs of $139.99, $249.99, and $469.99. The 1TB model also features an impressive endurance rating that is up to 5 times higher than typical SSDs.

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The MX200 also features the new Dynamic Write Acceleration, a unique technology that enables faster saves and file transfers. Other features include AES 256-bit encryption, data defence against file corruption, added thermal protection and power-loss protection that safely flushes the data to the flash.


The new budget BX100 SSD can still deliver sequential reads and writes up to 535MB/s and 450MB/s on all file types and is the first Crucial drive to use the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller. It will be available in 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities with respective MSRPs of $69.99, $109.99, $199.99, and $399.99.


All models of both drives, the Crucial MX200 and the BX100, will be available in Q1 2015 and are backed by a three-year warranty.

Thanks to Crucial for providing us with this information

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