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Crucial BX200 240GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT240BX200SSD1
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- Sequential reads/writes up to 540 / 490 MB/s on all file types and random reads/writes up to 66k / 78k IOPS
- More than 13x faster than a typical hard drive and 40x more energy efficient
- More durable than a hard drive - no small moving parts that are prone to failure and available in 2.5-inch form factor in capacities up to 960GB
- Includes an activation key for Acronis True Image HD software for easy data migration
- Compatible with the free Crucial Storage Executive tool for easy drive monitoring and maintenance
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|Data Transfer Rate||750 Megabytes Per Second||600 Megabytes Per Second||6||600 Megabytes Per Second|
|Hardware Interface||Information not provided||sata 6 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||540 MB/s||555||540||1x|
|Optical Storage Write Speed||490 MB/s||500||520||1x|
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From the Manufacturer
Crucial BX200 Solid State Drive
Enjoy your computer again.
Ever start your computer, then have to find something to do while it wakes up? Your computer should be ready when you are — not the other way around. Make long wait times a thing of the past by loading apps in seconds, booting up almost instantly, and accelerating nearly everything on your computer. Get more done and have more fun with the Crucial BX200 SSD.
Micron quality – a higher level of reliability.
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial BX200 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world's most advanced memory and storage technologies. With over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial BX200 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. You'll notice the difference.
Up to 13x faster than a typical hard drive*
Accessing your data on the Crucial BX200 is like flipping a light switch — it's almost instant. The Crucial BX200 delivers true 540 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data, which allows you to access files and apps almost as soon as you click on them. Stop pulling your hair out waiting for your computer to catch up to you. Life moves fast — your computer should too.
Up to 40x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive**
Since SSDs access data on cutting-edge flash memory chips rather than on outdated spinning platters, they consume significantly less power than hard drives. Enjoy the ability to do more with longer battery life and experience a cooler, quieter system. Increase your laptop's portability, worry less about finding an outlet, and boost your productivity.
More durable than a typical hard drive
Since SSDs don't use moving parts that wear out over time, your photos, music, videos, and everything on the drive is less susceptible to a crash. Dropping a laptop with a hard drive may damage the small mechanical parts it uses to read and write data, and could cause the hard drive to fail. SSDs can sustain more physical trauma since they don't rely on these mechanical parts.
Better value than a typical SSD
The Crucial BX200 leverages proven flash memory technology that's been thoroughly vetted and engineered to extensive Micron quality standards. Upgrading to an SSD is one of the best ways to improve your system's performance, and now the price per gigabyte makes it a great time to ditch your hard drive. Start getting more out of your storage.
* Performance level based on comparative benchmark scores of the Crucial BX200 SSD and the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX internal hard drive. Actual performance level may vary based on benchmark used and individual system configuration. Test setup: 256GB Crucial m4 SSD as the primary storage drive, paired with a 960GB Crucial BX200 SSD and a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue internal hard drive as secondary drives (each secondary drive tested separately). All tests conducted on an Asus Maximus VII Gene motherboard, Intel i7-4790K 4.0GHz processor, SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 3870 video card, BIOS Rev. 2801, and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit operating system using PCMark Vantage HDD test suite. Benchmark testing conducted September 2015.
**Active average power use comparison based on published specs of the 960GB Crucial BX200 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue internal hard drive.
Top Customer Reviews
Tom’s Hardware Guide tested the BX200 and found reasonable read performance but impaired latency and sustained write performance that drops below even an old-style mechanical HDD. They point out the BX200 “goes down as one of the most disappointing SSDs introduced since 2008, when early JMicron DRAM-less controllers suffered the stutter fiasco.”
Anandtech tested the BX200 with similar results and highlights another problem with high power consumption in some idle modes (20x higher than the previous BX100 model) that would hamper use in laptop computer. Their summary: “to bring down drive prices, it's easy to understand why Crucial wanted to release a TLC drive in the BX series. But it's hard to understand why they're releasing it in what seems to be such a poor performing state.”
In summary the new BX200 seems like an odd duck - a new cheaper to produce TLC NAND drive with better read performance than traditional HDDs but overall performance well short of current mainstream SSDs such as Samsung’s 850 Evo or even Crucial’s own MX200. If the BX200 cost 30% less than mainstream SSDs that makes sense, but at nearly the same price it’s a questionable value.
Due to these issues I was able to switch my Amazon order from the BX200 and get one of the previous BX100 drives based on Micron’s excellent 16nm MLC NAND technology before they disappeared. Amazon has lots of excellent SSD options around the same price so compare before you buy the BX200.
If this is your first SSD, you probably won't notice but if you're someone (like me) who has been using SSDs for years, you will. I use my SSDs for a lot of media editing, moving large files, etc. this SSD is problematic. In my own simple test, I copied a 22GB MKV file from my 4TB HDD to this SSD. At first, the file copy appears to go relatively fast and then about 1/4 of the way into the copy, the average speed starts to drop towards 80MB/s and the time remaining starts to climb. It is actually faster to copy the same file over my network to my file server than to copy the file from my hard drive to the BX200 on the same machine. I also have a Toshiba 256GB Q Series Pro PC Internal Solid State Drive (HDTS325XZSTA) installed on the same machine and copying the same file sustains 160MB/s+ so over twice as fast with an older, smaller SSD.
So, believe the professional reviews and the other reviews here warning about write performance. In the simple test I tried, it looks to be true. There are better Crucial SSDs available for close to the same price so do yourself a favor and spend the extra $10-20, a small marginal cost for a much better SSD.
*** (three stars) = "It's okay"
The computer boots in less than thirty seconds, applications load nearly instantly, even web browsing and video streaming go more smoothly.
To record video in ProRes 422 HQ format 880 mbit/s it's about only 110 MB/s
But using this Crucial BX200 240GB SSD recording stops after 10-30s. I was shocked because spec is 540 / 490 MB/s and I need only 110 MB/s
So I tested this SSD in my PC (internal sata III connection, writing big file 10+ GB video from RAM-disk) and found that first 1-5 second disk writes Ok but then speed drops to 50-70 MB/s (see screenshot) ((( There is no mistake because other my Sandisk Ultra II and Samsung 850 EVO SSDs perform as they should
At the same time synthetic test programs (DiskMark64, ATTODiskBenchmark) show normal results (see screenshots)
Yes it works and price was good (only $54 by day deal) but anyway for me this SSD completely unusable and just waste money
Others have already belabored why you should go ahead and spend a little more for the MX200, and they have a great point if your gear can take advantage of the technology. But a BX200 is about all a Core 2 Duo MacBook with a SATA 2 interface can push. If you have a newer system with SATA 3, then do get an MX200 because it can actually use the better part.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this to have faster disk. It came with True Image software to copy files from old HDD to new SSD. Had to initialize SSD, an extra step but not onerous. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Doc
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Great value for the money, installed in minutes with included adapter and is FAST. What's not to lovePublished 5 days ago by BW