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Crucial launches their new BX500 series of ultra-affordable SSDs

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Crucial launches their new BX500 series of ultra-affordable SSDs

Crucial launches their new BX500 series of ultra-affordable SSDs

Crucial has officially launched their new BX500 series of SSDs, delivering customers ultra-affordable pricing while providing enough performance to saturate the SATA interface. 

The BX500 series will offer buyers capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, acting as entry-series SSDs that sit below their higher capacity/performance MX500 series offerings. These new BX series models are priced at $29.99, $49.99 and $89.99 respectively, with each model offering 540MB/s and 500MB/s sequential read/write speeds. 

Sadly, little else is known about these new SSD models, aside from the fact that they use 3D NAND with an SLC cache, which confirms that these new SSDs will make use of either TLC or QLC NAND flash memory.  

Crucial is using the memory technology of its parent company Micron, making the use of 64-layer QLC NAND likely, though this information is unconfirmed, with both the BX500's product page and datasheets lacking any mention of NAND type. We do know that a multi-step data integrity algorithm, thermal monitoring, an SLC Write cache, TRIM support and Error Correcting code support. 

  

Crucial launches their new BX500 series of ultra-affordable SSDs

Crucial's new BX500 series of SSDs is backed up by a three-year warranty. BX500 series SSDs start shipping today and should be available at retailers soon. 

You can join the discussion on Crucial's BX500 series of ultra-affordable SSDs on the OC3D Forums

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31-08-2018, 09:15:35

Dicehunter
Looking forward to the day we can get a 2TB SSD for the same price as a 2TB HDD.Quote

31-08-2018, 10:53:11

Gothmoth
why stopping at half a TB?

SSD around this size are good as OS drive.
but i buy only NVME SSD as OS drives today.

but for storage 500GB drives are not big enough.
you don´t need a record breaking fast SSD for storing data.
but i want to get rid of the big and vibrating harddrives in my cases.


yes hardrives can be put to sleep including motor spindown.
but then it takes an annoying few seconds before they wakeup again.
i do that.. not happy with it. SSD storage is better.



a middle of the road amateur photographer needs at least 1 TB for his photo collection i would say.
i need at least 2 TB for my main catalog.

a few games will fill up a 500GB drive pretty fast.

i also can´t wait for 2TB and 4TB drives to drop in price.Quote

31-08-2018, 10:53:40

NeverBackDown
Seriously good pricesQuote

31-08-2018, 10:55:46

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
why stopping at half a TB?


a middle of the road amateur photographer needs at least 1 TB for his photo collection i would say.


i need at least 2 TB for my main catalog.


i also cant wait for 2TB and 4TB drives to drop in price.
That's what the MX500 series is for. The BX series has always been entry-level.Quote

31-08-2018, 11:03:45

Gothmoth
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
That's what the MX500 series is for. The BX series has always been entry-level.

imho you could make a SSD aimed for storage cheaper than the MX500 series.
i don´t need record IOPS etc. in such a drive. the specs of a 840 EVO would be perfect.
just make it 2-4TB, cheaper than current SSD and reliable.


i am waiting every day for the samsung QLC drives to be release....Quote
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