3D NAND is something we started talking about two years ago when Samsung released their 850 Pro solid state drive which was the first consumer solid state drive to feature 3D NAND. With the launch of the MX300 Series Crucial becomes the second company to use 3D NAND in a consumer solid state drive. The drive is engineered with Micron 3D NAND technology, resulting in an endurance rating of up to 220TB total bytes written by leveraging larger NAND cells to deliver top-notch performance and prolong endurance. Furthermore, Dynamic Write Acceleration, a technology that uses an adaptable pool of high-speed and single-level cell flash memory, enables faster saves and file transfers. Compared to 16nm planar NAND, Micron’s 3D TLC NAND triples that density. This not only will help lower solid state drive pricing, but also enable higher capacity drives. Currently the MX300 is only available in a 750GB capacity, which has a price of only $199.99.
Special thanks to Crucial for providing us with the MX300 750GB Solid State Drive to review.
The MX300 comes in Crucial’s typical retail packaging for solid state drives. On the front there is a photo of the drive and it lets us know this is the 750GB limited edition version.
Flipping over to the back the package lets us know what all is inside and a resource URL for all of Crucial’s SSD resources.
Getting everything out of the box we have the MX300 750GB solid state drive, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer, and an Acronis True Image HD software activation key.