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Crucial BX200 480GB & 960GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 29, 2015 6:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 71%Manufacturer: Crucial

Crucial BX200 480GB & 960GB SATA III SSD

 

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The BX200 retails in white and blue colored packaging. The front of the box features an image of the enclosed drive; capacity is listed as well.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the drives 2.5" x 7mm form factor, SATA 6Gb/s interface, included spacer, and downloadable data migration software.

 

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Contained within the packaging is the drive itself, plastic spacer and a key to activate the included Acronis True Image migration software.

 

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The front of the drives natural colored aluminum enclosure features an attractive blue and silver manufacturer's label.

 

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The back half of the drive's aluminum enclosure has a manufacturer label that lists the drive's model number, serial number, shipping firmware, and other relevant information.

 

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The drive's full-length PCB snaps into place. The entire enclosure is a screw-less design that is very hard to open without bending the sheet aluminum.

 

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The drive's SM2256 controller, eight flash packages, and DRAM cache package/s are located on this side of the full-length PCB.

 

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The 960GB model has an additional eight flash packages located on this side of the PCB.

 

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A close-in view of the 4-channel Silicon Motion SM2256 controller that powers the BX200.

 

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A close-in view of the drive's 16nm TLC flash packages.

 

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A close-in view of the drive's Micron DDR3 DRAM cache package/s.

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