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Crucial BX300 240GB SATA III SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 1, 2018 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Crucial

Crucial BX300 240GB SATA III SSD

 

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The front of the packaging features an image of the BX300. Capacity and form-factor are advertised here.

 

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The rear of the packaging lists the contents, 3-year warranty and advertises Crucial's support channel.

 

 

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Contained within the packaging is the drive, a stick-on spacer, Acronis key and a web address for Crucial's installation support.

 

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The drive's enclosure is formed from sheet aluminum. There is an attractive label at the center.

 

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The bottom and sides of the enclosure are also formed from sheet aluminum. There is a manufacturer's label listing the particulars of the drive.

 

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Popping the enclosure open reveals the back-side of a half-length PCB.

 

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There are two thermal pads on the drive's components. One on the controller and one spanning across two of the drive's flash packages.

 

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This side of the PCB houses four of the drive's eight 32GB, 32-layer 3D MLC flash packages, its Silicon Motion SM2258 4-channel controller and a Micron 256MB DDR3 DRAM package.

 

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This side of the PCB houses four of the drive's eight 32GB, 32-layer 3D MLC flash packages.

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