Crucial’s New SSDs Debut at CES

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On the CES floor, Crucial unveiled its latest storage solutions in the form of two new solid state drives. The Crucial MX200 SSD and the BX100 SSD represent two of Crucial’s most technically advanced devices yet.

The new Crucial MX200.

The new Crucial MX200.

The MX200 will be available in 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB capacities (retailing at $139.99, $249.99, and $469.99), and is said to deliver sequential reads and writes up to 555 MB/s and 500 MB/s. Crucial has also clocked the devices endurance rating up to 320 total bytes written (for the 1 TB model). The MX200 will be protected by AES 256-bit encryption, software that guards against file corruption and power loss, and “adaptive thermal protection” to prevent heat damage. Finally, it also sports data migration software that allows you to move everything from an existing hard drive onto the SSD in just a few clicks.

Crucial also used the show to unveil the BX100 SSD, which will be available in 120 GB, 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB iterations (prices are respectively set at $69.99, $109.99, $199.99, and $399.99). And the speed is comparable to the MX200: The BX will deliver sequential reads and writes up to 535 MB/s and 450 MB/s.

Both drives will be available to online consumers (via Crucial’s web store,) at some point during the first quarter of this year. They’re also both backed by a three-year warranty – so if you want to take this opportunity to try a new form of data storage, you can be sure you won’t be burned.

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  1. nbr666

    Not sure why this reviewer gets excited. These are standard industry specs. Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB is 540 MB/s sequential read and 520 MB/s sequential write, at $469.99.