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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




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.





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.




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




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




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.




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.




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




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




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




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




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

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