Crucial intros new solid-state drive lines
The world of solid-state drives has been enriched with two new model lines coming from Crucial. The new Crucial MX200 line is to meet the demands of users who need high performance while the Crucial BX100 line is for people who want SSD speeds at a more budget-oriented price.
The Crucial MX200 line offers three models with capacities of 250 GB (GBP 107.99), 500 GB (GBP 191.99) and 1 TB (GBP 360.99). The SSDs reach sequential read speeds of up to 555 MB/sec and sequential write speeds of up to 500 MB/sec along with random reads and writes up to 100K and 87K IOPS on all file types. Additionally the 1 TB model boasts an endurance rating of up to 320 TBW (Total Bytes Written) which means that the Crucial MX200 line has up to five times more endurance when compared to a typical client SSD.
The MX200 line also offers advanced technologies that include best-in-class AES 256-bit encryption, Exclusive Data Defense technology to guard against corrupt files, adaptive thermal protection for lower system temperatures, power loss protection and more. Moreover, all Crucial MX200 SSDs include Acronis True Image HD data migration software that will move all your files, settings and programs to a newly installed SSD.
The Crucial BX100 is available in 120 GB (GBP 53.99), 250 GB (GBP 84.99), 500 GB (GBP 153.99) and 1 TB (GBP 306.99) capacities and offers up to 535 MB/sec of read speed and up to 450 MB/sec of write speed. The SSD line is also exceptionally energy efficient thanks to the used Extreme Energy Efficiency technology that makes any BX100 SSD two times more energy efficient than any other hard drive. The BX100 line uses Silicon Motion SM2246EN memory controllers, a first for Crucial and makes use of Micron NAND flash memory.
Both lines will be available in Q1 2015. The MX200 line will be available in 2.5-inch, mSATA and M.2 form factors, while the BX100 line will be available as 2.5-inch drives only.