Crucial Unleashes their BX200 Solid State Drive with amazing Price/GB

Crucial Unleashes their BX200 Solid State Drive with amazing Price/GB

Crucial Announces the BX200 Solid State Drive with amazing Price/GB

Crucial Unleashes their BX200 Solid State Drive with amazing Price/GB


Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today announced the new Crucial BX200 solid state drive (SSD), which offers substantial yet affordable performance gains compared to a standard hard drive. The drive, designed for consumers and SMBs, allows users to load applications in seconds, boot up almost instantly, and accelerate every day applications.

The new BX200 provides sequential read and write speeds up to 540 MB/s and 490 MB/s respectively on all types of data, as well as random read and write speeds up to 66k and 78k IOPS respectively. Additionally, when compared to a typical hard drive, the new BX200 is more than 13 times faster and 40 times more energy efficient for almost instantaneous access to data, resulting in longer battery life and a cooler, quieter system. The new drive utilises a Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller and is coupled with Micron verified firmware, allowing users to upgrade their existing infrastructure at an affordable price, which is a great alternative to buying a whole new system.



  Crucial Announces the BX200 Solid State Drive with amazing Price/GB


"    The new Crucial BX200 SSD is an ideal solution for consumers whose computers are slowed down by an old or inadequate hard drive," said Jonathan Weech, senior worldwide product manager, Crucial. "This SSD is the perfect blend of performance and value, allowing a user to get more done and have more fun. Installing a BX200 will help users enjoy their computers again.

Robert Fan, vice president and general manager of Silicon Motion U.S.A., said, "We are excited about our latest partnership with Crucial on the new BX200 SSD. Our high-performance and low power consumption SM2256 controller combined with Micron 16nm TLC NAND helps make the BX200 reliable, fast, energy efficient and affordable."

Available now in a 2.5-inch form factor, the Crucial BX200 SSD is offered in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB with MSRPs of £66.99, £116.99 and £234.99, respectively, and is available at http://uk.crucial.com/. The new drive is supported by the Crucial Storage Executive tool, is backed by a limited three-year warranty, and is compatible with both PC and Mac systems. The BX200 also comes standard with Acronis True Image HD data migration software that moves all files, operating systems, settings and programs from an existing hard drive to the newly installed SSD.

For more information, visit the product page.  


My Thoughts

SSDs have been increasing in performance and decreasing in price a lot over the last few years, to a point where now you can buy SSDs with around 2x the storage at any pricepoint with higher performance than SSDs of a few years ago. 

My first SSD was a Samsung 830, which costed around £80 at the time and I now use two 256GB Crucial MX100 SSDs in my system, both of which costed me around £85 each at the time of purchase. Seeing 250GB SSDs become less than £70 is amassing, and seeing a 480GB SSD almost reach the £100 price point is something that would have made throw my wallet at the screen just last year. 

With the BX200 Crucial is pushing the boundaries of SSD pricing, making them more affordable with no sacrifice in performance. 


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Most Recent Comments

03-11-2015, 10:03:20

Ooooo might have to get one of those 480gb drives, at that price it's a stealQuote

03-11-2015, 10:05:41

I may consider grabbing one of those smaller ones for my OS Quote

03-11-2015, 11:25:09

Was planning on a BX100 for my gf's new build. This release is timed perfectly for me Quote

03-11-2015, 11:57:44

epic that it comes with TrueImage as well, that's 35 quids worth of very keepable software right there.Quote

03-11-2015, 11:58:05

Just looking at the pricing on Amazon, £60, £105 and £210 for the 240, 480 and 960GB versions.


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