Cru­cial Launches Next Gen­er­a­tion BX200 SSD Hard Drive Re­place­ment

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Cru­cial has re­leased the new Cru­cial BX200 solid state drive (SSD), which of­fers sub­stan­tial yet af­ford­able per­for­mance gains com­pared to a stan­dard hard drive, prom­ises the mem­ory and stor­age up­grades provider. The drive, de­signed for con­sumers and SMBs, al­lows users to load ap­pli­ca­tions in sec­onds, boot up al­most in­stantly, and ac­cel­er­ate ev­ery day ap­pli­ca­tions.

The new BX200 pro­vides se­quen­tial read and write speeds up to 540 MB/s and 490 MB/s re­spec­tively on all types of data, as well as ran­dom read and write speeds up to 66k and 78k IOPS re­spec­tively. Ad­di­tion­ally, when com­pared to a typ­i­cal hard drive, the new BX200 is more than 13 times faster and 40 times more en­ergy ef­fi­cient for al­most in­stan­ta­neous ac­cess to data, re­sult­ing in longer bat­tery life and a cooler, qui­eter sys­tem. The new drive utilises a Sil­i­con Mo­tion SM2256 Con­troller and is cou­pled with Mi­cron ver­i­fied firmware, al­low­ing users to up­grade their ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture at an af­ford­able price, which is a great al­ter­na­tive to buy­ing a whole new sys­tem.

Mi­cron Con­sumer Prod­ucts Group Mar­ket­ing Man­ager APAC Mathew Luu be­lieves the Cru­cial BX200 SSD is an ideal so­lu­tion for con­sumers whose com­put­ers are slowed down by an old or in­ad­e­quate hard drive. “This SSD is the per­fect blend of per­for­mance and value, al­low­ing a user to get more done and have more fun. In­stalling a BX200 will help users enjoy their com­put­ers again.”

Avail­able now in a 2.5-inch form fac­tor, the Cru­cial BX200 SSD is of­fered in 240GB, 480GB and 960GBiii with MSRPs of NZD169, NZD309 and NZD569, re­spec­tively.

The new drive is sup­ported by the Cru­cial Stor­age Ex­ec­u­tive tool, is backed by a lim­ited three-year war­ranty, and is com­pat­i­ble with both PC and Mac sys­tems. The BX200 also comes stan­dard with Acro­nis True Im­age HD data mi­gra­tion soft­ware that moves all files, op­er­at­ing sys­tems, set­tings and pro­grams from an ex­ist­ing hard drive to the newly in­stalled SSD.

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