Crucial's MX200 is indeed a worthy replacement for one of our all-time favorite SSD's; the MX100. In our opinion, Crucial's MX200 is the best bang for the buck SSD on the market today. It's not the fastest SATA III SSD on the market, but Crucial's MX200 is certainly among the fastest. Most drives in the MX200's price range are utilizing inferior TLC flash to keep costs low. Not Crucial, they utilizing premium MLC flash in BGA packages.
Crucial's MX series SSDs are the only drives in their class that have onboard host power-loss protection. Host power-loss protection is just one piece of Crucial's exclusive four-layer Data Defense scheme ensuring data protection to a level that far exceeds industry standards. What impresses us most about Crucial's MX200 is how it delivers by far the best write transfer rates we've seen from any SATA III SSD.
Let's talk for a moment about what we liked and disliked about Crucial's MX200 500GB SATA III SSD.
What we disliked: We would have liked to have a five-year warranty instead of a three-year warranty.
What we liked: Premium components, superior write prowess, Crucial's four-layer data protection package composed of host power-loss protection, RAIN data parity, Adaptive Thermal Protection and advanced hardware level encryption, class leading endurance. Most of all, we love the pricing.
We can recommend Crucial's 500GB MX200 without reservation.
PRICING: You can find the Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Quality including Design and Build||92%|
|Bundle and Packaging||90%|
|Value for Money||98%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||92%|
The Bottom Line: Crucial's MX200 is a worthy replacement for their MX100 SSD. Quality components, high performance, a great price, and class leading endurance make Crucial's MX200 solid state drive a must have.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details, Test System Setup, Array Properties]
- Page 3 [SSD Toolbox]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO, Anvil Storage Utilities, CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks (Trace Based OS Volume) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Max IOPS, Disk Response & Transfer Rates]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 8 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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