|Item model number||CT120BX300SSD1|
|Hardware Platform||PC & Mac|
|Item Weight||3.52 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.1 x 0.3 x 2.8 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||4.06 x 0.28 x 2.76 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||120|
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Crucial BX300 120GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT120BX300SSD1
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- Sequential Read 555 MB/s / Sequential Write 510 MB/s
- Random reads/writes up to 90K on all file types
- More than 300% faster than a typical hard drive
- More than 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
- Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
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- 300% faster than a typical hard drive*
- 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive**
- Easy installation
- Capacities up to 480GB
You Don’t Need A New Computer – Just The Crucial BX300 SSD
Ever wonder why your phone works as soon as you push a button, yet your computer takes forever? The reason is simple: Your phone runs on flash memory technology, while your computer runs on an outdated hard drive. It’s possible – in fact, it’s easy – to get the same near-instant speed you expect from your phone out of your computer. Upgrading to the Crucial BX300 SSD is perhaps the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price. When we say it’s easy, here’s what we mean.
Fix your slow computer and feel good about using it again! Load apps and save files immediately with the Crucial BX300, which accesses data over 300% faster than a hard drive.* That’s how you get the immediate responsiveness you expect. Changing your storage drive is the proven way to speed up startup times – making your computer start almost as soon as you press the power button and improving almost every aspect of computer performance.
Run your computer cooler, quieter, and faster with 45x the energy efficiency of a typical hard drive – and extend your laptop’s battery life.** Reducing system temperatures also helps lengthen the life of your computer and the components within it, which is an inherent advantage of SSD technology. Since SSDs don’t use small mechanical parts that are prone to failure like you’ll find in hard drives, they’re an easy way to improve the health and efficiency of your computer.
Opening your computer and updating your storage drive can seem complicated and intimidating if you’ve never done it before, but our straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and videos make it so anyone can install an SSD! Millions of people worldwide have chosen a Crucial SSD – it really is easy.
Easy decision: Replace your hard drive
Booting up, loading things, and transferring and saving files aren’t complicated actions, but a slow and outdated hard drive makes them take forever. SSDs use new flash storage technology to make your computer work almost instantly. You don’t need a new computer – just the Crucial BX300 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 BX300 is backed by the same quality and innovation that has produced some of the world’s most advanced memory and storage technologies. Protect your photos, videos, and irreplaceable files from catastrophic hard drive crashes by storing them on inherently more durable Micron 3D MLC NAND. With extensive prerelease validation testing and hundreds of SSD qualification tests, the Crucial BX300 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. You’ll notice the difference.
*Speed comparison based on published specs of the Crucial BX300 and the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue internal hard drive (WD10EZEX), which as of June 2017, is one of the industry’s top-selling internal hard drives.
**Active average power use comparison based on published specs of the 480GB Crucial BX300 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX internal hard drive, which as of June 2017, is one of the industry’s top-selling internal hard drives.
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|Data Transfer Rate||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||6||750 MB per second||500 MB per second||6 Gb per second|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives|
|Digital Storage Capacity||120 GB||250 GB||250 GB||120 GB||120 GB||275 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||120||250||250||120||120||275|
|Hard-Drive Size||—||250 GB||250 GB||120 GB||120 GB||275 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in||2.5 in|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||—||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC & Mac||PC; Mac||PC||pc, laptop||—||PC & Mac|
|Item Dimensions||0.28 x 4.06 x 2.76 in||0.28 x 4.06 x 2.76 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||3.96 x 0.28 x 2.75 in||0.28 x 3.94 x 2.75 in||0.28 x 4.06 x 2.76 in|
|Item Weight||3.53 ounces||3.53 ounces||2.33 ounces||1.12 ounces||1.44 ounces||0.42 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||120 GB||250 GB||250 GB||120 GB||120 GB||275 GB|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||555 MB/s||560 MB/s||540||—||—||530 MB/s|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||510 MB/s||510 MB/s||520||—||—||510 MB/s|
Ever wonder why your phone works as soon as you push a button, yet your computer takes forever? the reason is simple: your phone runs on flash memory technology, while your computer runs on an outdated hard drive. It's possible - in fact, it's easy - to get the same near-instant speed you expect from your phone out of your computer. Upgrading to the Crucial BX300 SSD is Perhaps the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price. Our straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions and videos make it so anyone can install an SSD.
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Unfortunately, I didn't realize when they said: "replace your hard drive" that this meant that was all you could do with this drive, as opposed to making it an additional drive.
The unfortunate part is that there is room inside my laptop to install an additional drive if I had the right cable. However, the instructions for the installation of this hard drive is for replacing my existing hard drive.
Another problem is that even if I wanted to replace my existing hard drive (which is much bigger than 480GB) this hard drive is physically much smaller than any existing hard drive that comes with my laptop.
This means that I can't really use this hard drive for that purpose. I will have to not only locate a cable on my own but also brackets on my own and then figure out how to install it on my own, without any helpful installation instructions from the manufacturer. And, as another reviewer noted, pay $50 to clone your existing hard drive if you, as recommended, use Acronis, which as another reviewer comments, "sucks with Windows 8/10."
So yeah, there are some problems that don't necessarily apply to everybody. Definitely, read all the reviews. I should have.
So yes, I misread the description, but even if I hadn't, I can't use it as a replacement because, despite all its positive statistics and claims of easy installation, I cannot physically install it. I'm sure it's fast, but there are enough problems noted on various reviews to tell you it isn't necessarily something YOU can use.
There is really no reason to buy the more expensive MX300 over this drive. The only reason I can think of is if you actually need the extra 16GB of space you will get from the MX300 over this one. This drive can even trade blows with the Samsung 850 Pro, which is astonishing.
The Bx300 series uses Micron's first Gen 3d MLC flash which is faster then ssds that use tlc flash. Although, the Bx300 series uses the faster MLC flash, the second gen of Micron 3d MLC is already in production making this a bit obsolete. Performance with sequential read/write is almost identical to my Samsung Evo drives. In terms of warranty, the Crucial model offers a standard 3 year vs Samsung's 5 year. That alone should make breaking the tie fairly easy. Get the Samsung Evo, unless you can get this one for a much lower price. 2 year warranty difference is a deal breaker.
Acronis said there was no Crucial drive present and stopped running. Went into Win 7 and it recognized the drive, but unformatted. Called Crucial CS and after about five minutes, CS emailed me a "workaround" program to run. No mention that this was needed "on some systems". Ran it, then ran Acronis again and it recognized it. So far, so good...
Started running the cloning program and was told it couldn't clone because the existing WD hard drive was 512 Bytes/Sector and the Crucial is 4096 Bytes/Sector. Called Crucial CS again and explained the problem. They confirmed that the cloning won't work; that the Bytes/Sector need to match. The ONLY recommendation they had was to do a clean install of Win 7 and ALL of my programs (MS Office, etc. - over 100 programs)! Wasn't happy, given that it is a real PITA to do that and reconfigure all my office products and other programs again; not to mention having to call Microsoft to explain a new drive and deactivate the licenses so I could re-install. Crucial CS also doubted I could use Win 7 Backup and emergency repair disk.
Nowhere on the Amazon or Crucial site does it mention this little "catch". They both just say how wonderfully easy it is to replace and use Acronis cloning software. Neither site mentions the Bytes/Sector, either.
Not sure what I am going to do, but will probably return the Crucial drive and find another brand with "hybrid" technology with 512/4096 Bytes/Sector. Believe WD makes them, and probably others. As it is now, it is worthless to me.