Crucial adds three new capacities to affordable MX300 SSD line

By Scorpus
Jul 27, 2016
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  1. Last month, Crucial debuted the MX300 solid state drive line with a 750 GB model, offering impressive capacity and performance for the price thanks to 3D NAND chips jointly produced by Intel and Micron.

    Crucial is now expanding the MX300 line-up with three more models, packing capacities of 275 GB, 525 GB, and 1 TB. The lowest capacity model is a very affordable $69.99, with prices increasing near-linearly up to the 1 TB model priced at $259.99. Here's a full breakdown of the offerings:

    • 275 GB - $69.99 - $0.25/GB
    • 525 GB - $129.99 - $0.25/GB
    • 750 GB - $189.99 - $0.25/GB
    • 1 TB - $259.99 - $0.26/GB

    All but the 275 GB drive pack the same performance: sequential read/write speeds are listed as 530 MB/s and 510 MB/s respectively, while random performance comes in at 92k IOPS reads and 83k IOPS writes. The 275 GB drive features reduced sequential write performance of 500 MB/s, and reduced random read speeds of 55k IOPS.

    All four drives are available now in 2.5-inch SATA form factors, although M.2 variants will be coming in late August. The entire series is backed by a three year warranty with rated endurance of 220 TB.

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  2. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Great news but 2TB drives I'll be keeping an eye out for. Guessing m.2 2TB are a little ways away... ?
  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    The 750GB ssd line is mouth-watering too me. roomy enough for windows OS and some steam games installation but not too costly. the 3TB Seagate hdd price I had willingly spent so far costs about 180$+ equivalent (Philippines) during the Thailand flooding incident. I am seriously considering this mx 300 vs sasnugb 850.

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