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Crucial BX300 480GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT480BX300SSD1
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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 The reason is simple: Your phone runs on flash memory technology, while your computer runs on an outdated hard drive.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||6 Gb per second||6 Gb per second||—||750 MB per second|
|Device Type||Internal Solid State Drive||Solid State Drives||Solid State Drives||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive||Internal Solid State Drive|
|Digital Storage Capacity||480 GB||500 GB||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||500 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||480||500||525||500||—||500|
|Hard-Drive Size||480 GB||500 GB||525 GB||—||500 GB||500 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||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC & Mac||PC||PC & Mac||PC; Mac||PC, Mac||pc|
|Item Dimensions||0.28 x 4.06 x 2.76 in||2.75 x 3.94 x 0.28 in||0.28 x 4.06 x 2.76 in||0.28 x 4.06 x 2.76 in||2.76 x 3.94 x 0.27 in||0.3 x 4 x 2.8 in|
|Item Weight||—||1.92 ounces||3.6 ounces||3.53 ounces||3.04 ounces||0.8 lb|
|Memory Storage Capacity||480 GB||500 GB||525 GB||500 GB||500 GB||—|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||555 MB/s||540||530 MB/s||560 MB/s||540MB/s||560MB/s|
|Writing speed of the optical memory||510 MB/s||520||510 MB/s||510 MB/s||520MB/s||530MB/s|
|Size||480GB||500 GB||525GB||500GB||500 GB||500GB|
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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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.
SN 1738E 103A4C7 (functioning)
SN 1742E 1053BF9 (functioning)
SN 1742E 1053F1C (functioning)
SN 1742E 1053F30 (faulted in 5 days - returned)
SN 1736E 102469E (replacement - faulted in 4 days)
As a side note, the data throughput on any of the Samsung SSDs I am operating along with Patriot Blast SSD, per ATTO Benchmark v2.47, for large and small file sizes, are superior to the Crucial BX300. The Crucial BX300 SSD's are installed in a Supermicro 12G, CSE-M28SACB Mobile Rack attached to an Areca 1883ix-24 12G RAID Controller with 8GB cache, mounted to an ASUS X99-E-10G WS Motherboard driven by an i7 5960X CPU using Win 7 Ult 64.
Given the high failure rate, I will be returning all of the Crucial BX300 120GB SSDs and replacing them with Samsung SSDs.
Minus 2.0 for High Product Failure Rate
I'm not exaggerating when I say that it took more than 5 minutes to fully boot up, and several minutes to open applications like Excel or Outlook. Insanely frustrating. If I had a conference call with a client, I had to make sure every application I might need was open before the call started.
Replacing that HD with this SSD solved every problem I had with the laptop. The thing boots in less than a minute. Excel opens in 3 seconds. Outlook opens in 4 seconds. Web pages load faster. And, as a bonus, the formerly-annoying fans now barely run at all.
The replacement process itself was very simple, and took less than a half hour. Honestly, the hardest part was getting the back cover off the laptop. The SSD came with very clear instructions and software to clone my existing hard disk (if you're going to clone the disk, you'll need a USB-to-SATA cable). After cloning, all I had to do was open the laptop, take out the battery, take out the HD bracket, remove the HD from the bracket, replace it with the SSD, put the bracket and the battery back in, close it up and boot.
For an investment of about $100 (SSD + cable) and 30 minutes of my time, I feel like I have a brand new laptop. I'm thrilled. Thank you, Crucial!!
I should point out that I went from a 500GB drive to this 120GB unit. The cloning procedure automatically sized the primary and recovery partitions. Pretty darn seamless operation despite my temporary setback.
Oh, and kudos to Crucial for monitoring questions here and amazingly quick response to my query.