Crucial BX300 3D MLC SSD Review: Page 7 of 7
Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8:00am
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
After spending copious time with the Crucial BX300 480GB drive it’s not really a budget drive at its heart but it’s aimed at a budget minded market and that’s a very good thing. With its Micron 3D MLC NAND flash and Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller, the guts in the Crucial BX300 drive it toward the theoretical upper limits of the SATA6 controllers' capabilities.
M.2 and M.2 NVME drives have had the markets eye for some time now but what we have noticed is that there just isn’t much difference in load times between the mega fast M.2 NVME and SATA6 drives for most purposes. Now NVME has an advantage dealing with very large files like video editing and sound rendering but how many of us sit around rendering all day. Most of us compute for business purposes and gaming and for $149.99 the Crucial BX300 is a hard to beat bargain. The quality is there, the warranty is good, performance is high and reliability is unquestionable.
Prices range on the BX300 drives:
Now if you want to have some fun buy 3 of the 120GB and RAID them and for $180 you should get some eye-popping speed!
If you need good solid storage at a fair price with the durability of 3D MLC Micron NAND and Crucial quality then the Crucial BX300 480GB drive should be a no-brainer decision! The BX300 is exclusive to Amazon and Crucial and you can find it at Crucial for $144.99 at this link http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct480bx300ssd1.