As one of the strongest SSD manufacturers on the market Crucial brought two impressive but slightly different lines of SSDs to the show this year. The key difference is their target markets. On the one hand we have the BX100 series which is aimed at users who are new to the SSD scene and are just looking to get their feet wet. Basically they are making the choice between a traditional HDD with spinning platters and a nice fast new SSD. The BX100 delivers great entry level performance with read speeds of 535 mb/s across all capacities and write speeds ranging from 185-450 mb/s. Sizes are starting at 120GB for these drives and go up to 1TB. With performance 15X faster, two times more energy efficient, and a reliability that is also two times longer than a traditional HDD it’s a no brainer to make the upgrade. Crucial is providing a strong path to the future of storage with the BX100 series.
The other series Crucial has debuted at CES 2015 is really the star of the show and their successor to the MX100 line, the MX200 series. Starting at 250GB the MX200 series brings solid 555 mb/s sequential read and 500 mb/s sequential write speeds to the table. These speeds are the same across the entire series from 250GB-1TB. They are able to do this by utilizing a pool of single level cells of flash memory to create consistently fast write speeds. This also brings up to the speeds of the lower storage capacity drives which normally lag behind the larger drives. Additional features include AES 256 bit hardware level data encryption, Acronis True Image software, and RAIN technology which works similarly to the way a RAID array protects your data. One final feature that Crucial is especially proud of is to finally provide suite of software to manage and monitor your drive using SMART data.
Both series are going to be available Q1 and prices will range from $69.99 for the smallest capacity BX100 up to $469.99