Crucial M225 128GB

Outer Packaging

Outer Packaging

Packaging for SSDs is luckily an area that doesn't require huge amounts of effort or design. There is no need to include clear panels to demonstrate lighted areas of neat design touches. Nor do SSDs have a plethora of adapters or things in the box. So something that provides the minimum of explanations and protection is enough. Crucial have supplied the M225 in a nice looking box that provides that everything you could ask, and precisely nothing more. The top of the box has a pleasant blue colour and a simple design . The back lists the specifications as we listed on the previous page. So far pretty uninspiring but as I said above, nobody buys SSDs to look at the packaging and the Crucial certainly is as good as other efforts we've seen.     

Crucial Top

Opening the box the first thing is apparent is that the courier didn't treat the package as nicely as they should have. However it has given us a great opportunity to show how well the M225 has been packaged. Crucial have used a very sturdy cardboard for the box and a lots of folds to keep it as stiff as possible and it's held up very well. Any damage is solely cosmetic and the drive itself is entirely unharmed. Removing the drive from it's anti-static packaging it's great to see the subtle box art carried over to the sticker atop the drive. A very nice metal cover protects the internals, and the universal screw holes for mounting are already in place which is good to see.

 Box Open  Out of Box 

Unscrewing the four holding screws, and let's see what is within this very sleek cover. 

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Most Recent Comments

05-01-2010, 23:12:45

We take a look at the Crucial M225 128GB Solid State drive. Marketed as a notebook upgrade does this mean it cant cut it with the big boys? Vonblade takes a look to find out.

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07-01-2010, 07:38:21

Looks good nice consistent speeds compared to some i have seenQuote

07-01-2010, 08:47:24

Great review.

£283 >.<

We're about to be on the crest of drives with controllers capable of bursting over 300mbs as an average, one would hope that they take over the £2/G mantle, whilst the ""slower"" <280mbs existing drives head towards £1.5/G (atleast! ) To that extent, it still doesn't look good.

Think with all the reviews of ssds OC3D has under it's belt, we could throw some comparisons charts together.

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