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Crucial MX200 250GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT250MX200SSD1
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- Best-in-class hardware encryption keeps data safe and secure
- Sequential reads/writes up to 555 / 500 MB/s on all file types
- Random reads/writes up to 100k / 87k IOPS on all file types Up to 5x more endurance and over 2x more energy efficient than a typical client SSD
- Dynamic Write Acceleration delivers faster saves and file transfers
- Includes spacer for 9.5mm applications
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From the Manufacturer
Crucial MX200 Solid State Drive
More speed, capacity, and endurance. Get more out of your storage.
When the Crucial MX100 was released, it set a new standard for SSDs that the Crucial MX200 pushes even further. Leveraging leading specs on all fronts, along with new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology, the Crucial MX200 is loaded with innovative features and immediately increases your system’s performance.
Micron quality - a higher level of reliability.
As a brand of Micron, one of the largest flash storage manufacturers in the world, the Crucial MX200 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 MX200 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven. Make the switch to the Crucial MX200 SSD and start getting more out of your storage.
How the Crucial MX200 benefits you
Do more. Faster. Longer.
The Crucial MX200 delivers 555 MB/s sequential reads on both compressible and incompressible data, and outperforms a typical hard drive by 400 MB/s.* Even better, the performance doesn’t let up, as the Crucial MX200 posts an endurance rating that’s up to 5 times greater than a typical client SSD.**
Transfer and save large files in a matter of seconds.
Competing SSDs typically rely on a fixed cache of multi-level cell flash memory, which allows you to write sequential data at published specs, but only for so long. Our industry-leading Dynamic Write Acceleration technology solves this problem by using an adaptable pool of high speed, single-level cell flash memory for consistently fast performance that doesn’t let up.
Max out performance and increase reliability.
Our engineers created RAIN technology to protect your data at the component level, similar to how RAID is used with multiple hard drives. This technology increases the security and protection of your data to a level that’s rarely seen in consumer-class SSDs.
Encrypt and protect your data at the highest possible level.
Keep personal files and sensitive information secure from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption – the same grade used by banks and hospitals. The Crucial MX200 meets or exceeds all industry encryption standards, including Microsoft eDrive, IEEE-1667, and TCG Opal 2.0.
Run your system longer than ever before – using less power.
With Extreme Energy Efficiency technology, the Crucial MX200 is over 2x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive.***
Push your drive to the limit and avoid overheating.
Adaptive Thermal Protection technology enables the Crucial MX200 to dynamically adjust storage component activity based on how you’re using the drive, allowing your storage system to stay cool.
Keep your memories, photos, and files safe.
When a photo or file gets corrupted, it often becomes unusable. Prevent this from happening in the first place with the Crucial MX200, which arms every storage component with four layers of Exclusive Data Defense.
*Performance comparison based on published sequential read specs of the 500GB Crucial MX200 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX internal hard drive, which is one of today’s best-selling hard drives and an accurate reflection of a common internal hard drive (as of September 2014).
**The published endurance rating (TBW) of the 1TB Crucial MX200 SSD is 5 times greater than the average published endurance rating of three leading mainstream client SSDs (September 2014): 1TB Samsung 840 EVO, 480GB SanDisk Extreme Pro II, and 480GB Intel 530 SSD.
***Hard drive active average power use comparison based on published specs of the 1TB Crucial MX200 SSD and the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX internal hard drive, which is one of today’s best-selling hard drives and an accurate reflection of a common internal hard drive (as of September 2014).
Note: 1GB equals 1 billion bytes. The 1TB version of this drive has a storage capacity of 1000GB and meets terabyte-class standards, which refer to drives that store between 960GB and 1024GB of data. Actual useable capacity may vary.
More speed, capacity, and endurance. Get more out of your storage. Make your computer faster and more efficient with the Crucial MX200 SSD, which delivers the industry's best balance of performance, endurance, and efficiency. Leveraging leading specs on all fronts, along with new Dynamic Write Acceleration technology, the Crucial MX200 is loaded with innovative features and immediately increases your system's performance. With sequential reads up to 555 MB/s and an endurance rating that's up to 5 times greater than a typical client SSD, the Crucial MX200 is engineered to never let up.
Top Customer Reviews
Acronis: I activated the included Acronis cloning software without a hitch, as directed in the instructions. They give you a key to activate on their site, Acronis requires you to register using your email, and you're sent a full product code after doing so. Acronis was easy to clone (copy) my existing 60GB SSD over to this larger 250GB. It took about 5 clicks to setup, and about 6 minutes to clone 55GB over to this new drive. (My OCZ Agility 3 is rated at 525r/500w, for reference.) Acronis software also has some neat features you can use after, such as being able to backup your whole drive as an image (smaller file) in case something ever happens you can restore. I set mine up to backup to one of my 1TB 7200RPM drives, and it uses a 35GB image to backup my 60GB of data on this drive currently.
MX vs BX:
Their 2 newest models for 2015. This MX series replaces their prior "high-end" MX100 SSD's, which were pretty highly regarded as quality drives. This one does cost a little more than the BX, so why should it matter? The MX adds some fancy features the BX does not have, mainly "Dynamic Write Acceleration" (DWA). This is an advanced caching feature that is supposed to help with sustained write speeds. Additionally, the MX has enterprise level hardware features like Thermal Throttling and Full AES Encryption. The MX series also has a slightly higher "write endurance", which is the amount of data that can be written to the drive over it's lifespan. That's what you're paying for in the MX vs BX, slightly higher speeds, quoted longevity, and enterprise level features.
The drive performs like an SSD should, and coming from an SSD already I wasn't expecting much more speed. It seems a bit more responsive than my old SSD boot drive, and that's expected as my old drive was VERY full. Boot times are about 7-8 seconds loading Windows 7 from POST. No problems since cloning the data over. Windows Experience score on the drive is 7.9, my old drive being so full was only scoring 5.9. Crucial products have been reliable for me in the past, so it's a name I trust and one of the big 3 people turn to in the SSD space.
UserBenchmark benched the drive, in MB/s:
Sequential: Read 498 / Write 458 / Mixed 347
Random 4k: 4K Read 30 / 4K Write 89.6 / 4K Mixed 37.6
Deep Queue 4k: DQ Read 224 / DQ Write 237 / DQ Mixed 76.5
Enthusiast upgrade over the BX series, comparable to the Evo 850
Great speeds in both read and write
Exceptional Endurance Rating (Life Expectancy)
Acronis software makes cloning a breeze
My PC is an Dell XPS 8700 with 16 Gig of RAM, 1 TB HDD. It came with Win 7 Pro and I tried out the Win 10 Pro upgrade. After upgrading to Windows 10 I decided to get an SSD drive and settled on this one due to the balance of speed and endurance with expected life span of the drive.
After research this is what I did.
1. Downloaded and installed Macrium Reflect Free
2. Defragged my HDD
3. Made two backup images of my current HDD
4. Checked the images
5. Purchased the SilverStone 3.5 to 2.5 HDD / SDD Bay Converter (SDP08)
6. Purchased the StarTech.com USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP
7. Of Course ordered the BX200 1 TB SSD drive
8. Plugged in the StarTech Converter, let Windows 10 install it.
9. Plugged in the BX200
10. Looked in My Computer (didn’t see the BX200)
11. Didn’t worry about #10
12. Started Macrium Reflect
13. Clicked on: Clone this disk…
14. Clicked on: Select a disk to clone
15. Selected the new BX200 drive. It wasn’t labeled that, but you can tell by the size.
16. Clicked next, and let the cloning begin
17. 30 min and 2 seconds later my clone was finished
18. Macrium Reflect had already run the Trim command on the drive so that was cool
19. I clicked on the windows Safely Remove Hardware and selected my newly cloned SSD
20. I unhooked the SSD from the USB converter
21. Shut down the PC, and unhooked everything.
22. I took the PC to a tile floor area so I would reduce the chance of static electricity
23. Pressed & held the power button for 5 seconds to discharge any electricity that may be left
24. Opened the case, disconnected the power cable and data cable from the old HDD
25. Installed the new SSD in the Bay Converter
26. Re-connected the power cable and the data cable
27. Re-connected all the cables and turned on the power
28. My computer booted in 23 seconds!
29. Life is good.
30. Went to Amazon and ordered another one for my other computer!