Crucial BX100 1TB SATA SSD Review

Introduction

Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. They make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems. They have a reputation for quality and their SSD’s are well regarded.

Crucial’s BX100 1TB SATA SSD is one of the newer entries in the crowded solid state drive market. Unlike Crucial’s also recently released MX200, the BX100 is designed to be a value oriented drive. The BX100 uses a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller, combines with the same Micron 16nm (MLC) Flash used in the MX100 and MX200 drives. As a result, Crucial has rated the BX100 for speeds of up to 535 MB/s read and 450 MB/s.

Crucial’s take on the BX100 1TB SATA SSD

Outlast and outperform your hard drive.

Boot up almost instantly. Load programs in seconds. And accelerate demanding applications with ease. It all starts with ditching your hard drive. Engineered to outlast and outperform your hard drive, the Crucial® BX100 SSD makes nearly everything on your computer faster and more efficient.

Over 15x faster than a typical hard drive

Get more done in less time — or just have more fun. The Crucial BX100 SSD is over 15 times faster than today’s best-selling internal hard drive, and delivers true 535 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data. By treating all data the same, the Crucial BX100 allows you to do everything quickly, whether you’re saving an image, accessing a ZIP file, or loading a video.

Over 2x more reliable than a typical hard drive

Protect your data by storing it on the Crucial BX100, which is significantly more reliable than a typical hard drive. In the computer industry, storage drive reliability is measured in mean times between failures (MTBF). Most hard drives have MTBF ratings of 0.6 million hours, whereas the Crucial BX100 has a reliability rating of 1.5 million hours. In practical terms, the more reliable your drive is, the less likely it is to crash.

Over 2x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive

Run your system longer and harder — using less power. With Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, the Crucial BX100 is over 2x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive. Since SSDs access data digitally rather than seeking it out on a spinning platter, they consume significantly less power.

Better value than a typical SSD

Get more out of your system — without compromising quality. At write speeds up to 535 MB/s, the Crucial BX100 SSD isn’t the fastest drive on the market, but that’s squarely our intent. We painstakingly engineered the Crucial BX100 to provide a massive performance boost, while also delivering an unrivaled value among SSDs. Make the switch to the Crucial BX100 and get everything you expect from a Crucial SSD at an unexpected value.

Time for a closer look.



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