It’s been a quiet week thus far regarding solid state drives at CES but perhaps that’s because the show didn’t officially get under way until today. Nevertheless, Crucial is one of the first out of the gate with a pair of new SSDs that’ll likely get the attention of budget-minded builders.
The Crucial MX200 appears to be virtually identical to the M600 released by parent company Micron last September, albeit in slightly different capacities. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as the MX200 is rated at sequential read speeds of up to 555MB/sec while sequential writes are clocked at 500MB/sec.
Random read IOPS are rated at 100K and write IOPS check in at 87K, all of which is about on par with the M600. Endurance, however, is a bit lower with the 250GB model rated for 80TB of writes, the 500GB bring good for 160TB and last but not least, the 1TB model can theoretically withstand 320TB of writes.
The MX200 will arrive sometime during the first quarter of this year with pricing set at $139.99, $249.99 and $469.99 for the 250GB, 500GB and 1TB models, respectively.
The BX100, meanwhile, forgoes the Marvell-brand controller found in most every Crucial SSD, using the Silicon Motion SM22446EN chip instead. It’s rated at 535MB/sec for sequential reads and 450MB/sec on the write side with 90K / 70K random IOPS, respectively.
Pricing is set at $69.99 for the 120GB model, $109.99 for a 250GB drive, $199.99 for half a terabyte and $399.99 for a full 1TB unit - all of which will be available this quarter. Both new models come with a three year warranty.