Crucial MX200 250 GB SSD Review

Result and general impression …

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The Crucial MX200 2.5″ 250 GB SATA3 SSD CT250MX200SSD1 achieved remarkably good read and write values despite the lower capacity and offers features like 256-bit AES encryption and high reliability.

The Crucial MX200 250 GB MLC Solid State Drive with Marvell 88SS9189 controller and 16nm Micron MLC NAND is tested both in the preferred AHCI mode, as well as in legacy IDE, but as with our previous SSD tests using AHCI mode showed significant benefits, so we strongly recommend AHCI.

As you can clearly see on the basis of benchmarks is the speed at a similarly high level, as with the larger Crucial MX200 500 GB and Crucial MX200 1 TB SSD. A look at the technical specifications also shows that much emphasis is placed on high data security and reliability. The Crucial M550 and MX100 was specified with up to 72TB TBW (total bytes written) and even this small Crucial MX200 250 GB is given with 80 TBW. The biggest Crucial MX200 1 TB SSD is indicated even with 320 TBW, representing 175 GB per day over a period of 5 years. This information is important not only for the warranty, but speaks for a very high durability of the NAND cells. Who wants to know more about TBW, finds numerous data and formulas at Micron and in the JEDEC SSD specifications.

Furthermore the Crucial MX200 supports all important features like ECC, TRIM, Active Garbage Collection, SMART, Device Sleep Extreme Low Power Mode, Thermal Monitoring and additional high-end features like as 256-bit AES Encryption, TCG Opal 2.0, IEEE-1667, Microsoft eDrive compatibility, RAIN, Power Loss Protection and four layers exclusive data defense.

All in all the Crucial MX200 250GB is a very high-quality SSD at a very reasonable price and receives our OCinside.de price tip award 04/2016.
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