Product on Review: Crucial BX300
Street Price: 120GB £55.99 / $59.99 – 240GB £83.99 / $89.99 – 480GB £140.99 / $149.99
Micron Technology, the parent company to Crucial are a global leader within the DRAM and Solid State memory industry with more than 20 years of experience under their belt.
The Crucial BX300 is available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB – we’ve been supplied with the 480GB for testing. Typically, the SATA interface, regardless of the relatively poor performance when compared to PCI-E solutions, is more than enough for a typical user, offering up to 550MB/s transfer speeds; PCI-E SSDs are also more expensive, which adds to the appeal of a SATA SSD.
Micron produced, 3D-MLC-NAND and the SMI 2258 controller have been married together, along with DDR3 DRAM and an SLC Write Acceleration chip, within the 2.5” enclosure to produce the Crucial BX300.
With the never-ending price cuts within the SSD sector, thanks to 3D-NAND and other technologies, the chance to rid your system of spinning mechanical drives moves ever closer.
We will put the Crucial BX300 through our benchmark suite and compare to other models on the SATA, PCI-E and even USB interfaces.
Crucial on the BX300:
We’ve learned a lot from building seven generations of SSDs, and we’ve applied that experience to make a better BX300 for consumers. The BX300 incorporates Micron® 3D MLC NAND and a robust selection of advanced features. It’s 300% faster1 and 45 times more energy efficient2 than a typical hard drive. The BX300 meets the needs of value-conscious DIYers and system upgraders with a great blend of performance and efficiency in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities.