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Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Drive Review

Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Drive Review

Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Drive Review

The Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Drive should be considered and excellent value for anyone looking to build a good performing PC or speed up an older one. We recommend taking any older computer (2-3 years old) that has a traditional platter drive and replacing the platter drive with this Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Drive for a quick and inexpensive speed increase. It is likely you could use the original drive as a secondary for increased storage space.

The Crucial BX200 has the newer Silicon Motion SM2256 Controller.  It doesn’t have bad performance given that it is Micron’s first TLC-based drive.  Sure it is slower than a variety of other SSD drives, but to be brutal there is a lot going on with these higher density drives that make write speeds slower.  Crucial is the first drive manufacturer that seems to have put together a really good ratio of performance & capacity v. price and that’s why we recommend it over some of the other SSD drives in this class.  490 MB/s is nothing to sneeze at and is leagues faster than traditional platter drives.  This is a solid performer for under $300 and that combination for me is a winner 100% of the time.

Crucial (Micron) also has an excellent reputation for backing up their products with solid support. I say this because we have personally called and tested out their support.  It is better than the hit or miss support you traditionally get with technology based companies.  They are pretty responsive, will change things out if it is required and offer a smooth experience.  This has been consistent for last 10 years.

You can expect about 540 MB/s read times and 490 MB/s writes on the Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Drive.  It has a 3 year warranty.  I give the Crucial BX200 960 GB SSD Drive 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a solid performer with a great price point.

 

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