Crucial BX200 480 GB SATA III 

Released November, 2015
  • 480 GB
  • 2.5" SATA III
  • 512 MB
6.7 Out of 10

For a mom-and-pop office and Internet computer, the BX200 is a great option though that will definitely provide the amazing HDD to SSD upgrade experience at an extremely competitive price point.
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Like most recent SSDs, the Crucial BX200 uses the SATA 6 Gbps interface.
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SSDBoss Review Our evaluation of the Crucial BX200

read performance

How quickly data is read from the drive

BX200
6.0
MX300
6.3
MX200
6.1
4K Random Read, 4K Random Read Access Time and 512K Sequential Read

write performance

How quickly data is written to the drive

BX200
6.3
MX300
6.3
MX200
6.5
4K Random Write, 4K Random Write Access Time and 512K Sequential Write

real world benchmarks

How well the drive performs common tasks

BX200
8.1
MX300
8.2
MX200
8.1
Photoshop Lens Filter and AS SSD ISO Copy

Benchmarks

How well the drive performs on common benchmarks

BX200
6.8
MX300
6.9
MX200
6.8
PCMark Vantage and AS SSD Score

6.7

SSDBoss Score

read performance, write performance, real world benchmarks and Benchmarks

BX200
6.7
MX300
6.8
MX200
6.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Crucial BX200

4K Random Read

BX200
194.99 MB/s
SSDNow V300
38.7 MB/s
MX300
244.23 MB/s

4K Random Write

BX200
63.61 MB/s
SSDNow V300
33.3 MB/s
MX300
44.94 MB/s

Avg. Power Consumption

BX200
2.49 Watts
SSDNow V300
1.81 Watts
MX300
1.92 Watts

4K Random Read Access Time

BX200
3.93 ms
SSDNow V300
7.51 ms
MX300
5.56 ms

4K Random Write Access Time

BX200
1.27 ms
SSDNow V300
6.46 ms
MX300
1.02 ms

Reviews Word on the street for the Crucial BX200


8.9
In other tests like ISO file copy, the drive does very well because the written data fits nicely into the SLC cache, which operates at much higher performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

It's only $160 for the 500 GB version, a reasonable increase, for which you get higher performance and won't have to deal with TLC flash.
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With only $130 for the tested 480 GB version, the drive breaks through the 30 cents per GB barrier and reaches an amazing 27 cents per gigabyte, which is the lowest price we've seen in this performance segment.
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In order to boost performance of the TLC chips, to make up the ground lost over MLC, Crucial is allocating a small amount of memory (6 GB on the 480 GB model) as SLC cache, which writes just a single bit to each TLC cell, instead of three, which is much faster, basically a speed vs. size tradeoff.
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Price

The major selling point of the BX200 must be its price though.
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Temperature

In case you're wondering, the drive uses a portion of its TLC NAND flash as SLC, by deliberately storing just 1 bit per cell, and juggles data in and out of this portion, depending on its "heat" (frequency of access).
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

storage

Capacity 480 GB
Cache 512 MB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s

manufacturer performance

MTBF 1,500,000 hours

form factor

Form factor 2.5"
Thickness 7 mm
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