Crucial MX200 500GB SSD Review

Manufacturer Crucial
Article number CT500MX200SSD1
Capacity 500GB (NAND)
Interface SATA3 6GB/s
Cache 512MB
Controller Marvell
Flash Type Micron MLC – Multi-Level-Cell
Size 2.5″ (100.45 x 69.85 x 7mm)
Weight approx. 70 gramm
Speed Read up to 555 MB/s / Write up to 500 MB/s
Seek Time
MTBF 1.5 million hours 160TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 87GB per day for 5 years
Other SMART Support, 256-Bit AES-Encryption, TCG Opal 2.0 compliant firmware, RAIN, ECC, TRIM, DEVSLP, Adaptive Thermal Protection, Power Loss Protection, Active Garbage Collection, Dynamic Write Acceleration, four layers exclusive data defense

Here is a screenshot of Snipping the CrystalDiskInfo 4.3.0 SSD and HDD information software, where is immediately noticeable, that the Crucial SSD is now also equipped with a temperature sensor. If this SSD reaches higher temperatures above approx. 75°, it’s able to throttle the SSD speed automatically:

SSD firmware update …

At review date, Crucial offered no newer firmware download than the already installed MU01 firmware for the MX200 SSD. With the new Crucial storage Executive tool, you can upgrade the firmware of the SSD relatively easy, but you should always secure important data before updating the firmware. The Crucial storage Executive tool incidentally has the peculiarity to update all SSDs of the same type, even if you chose to only one particular SSD.