This year has been an interesting one for solid state drives. First, M.2 NVMe drives have become more popular and are now the high-end choice of system builders. With that you have many people using 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives for a more entry-level system and OS drive, and to even some extent high-capacity storage drives. One entry-level solid state drive that you definitely want to have on your radar is the Crucial BX300. It makes use of the Silicon Motion SM2258 controller, and Micron 3D MLC NAND. Offering speeds of 555 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write and available in capacities ranging from 120 GB to 480 GB, this could be the perfect drive for your next build. Read on as we take a look…
Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
Total Capacity: 240GB
Warranty: Limited 3-year
Speed: 555MB/s Read, 510MB/s Write
Product Line: Client SSD
Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
Device Type: Internal Solid State Drive
Unit Height: 7.0mm
Form Factor: 2.5-inch (7mm)
The BX300 comes in Crucial’s typical retail packaging. On the front there is a photo of the drive and it lets us know the capacity of our drive, which is 240GB. As a reminder the drive is available in 120 GB, 240 GB, and 480 GB capacities.
Flipping over to the back of the packaging we have a list of everything that is inside as well as information on support.
Getting everything out of the box we have the BX300 solid state drive, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, Acronis True Image HD software key, and a how to install pamphlet with a link to the installation instructions.