Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive CT480BX200SSD1 £79.99 @ Amazon Lightning Deal
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Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive CT480BX200SSD1 £79.99 @ Amazon Lightning Deal

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Found 27th Dec 2015
Sequential reads/writes up to 540 / 490 MB/s on all file types
More than 13x faster than a typical hard drive
More than 40x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
Available in 2.5-inch form factor in capacities up to 960GB
3 year limited warranty
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That's cheap. Wish I needed it
This drive only has a 512MB cache. Once it's full (like copying a 4GB video file) the transfer speed falls off a cliff because it uses TLC flash. Check this out: http://tssdr1.thessdreview1.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Crucial-BX200-File-Transfer-vs-BX100.png

Read speed is still super fast, so booting will be quick, and loading up games etc will be fast. Just consider whether the Crucial BX series is worth saving £10-20 over drives that use SLC or MLC NAND
OK if copying files smaller than 6GB which is most home users I would guess;

We tested two versions of the BX200: the 960GB with 12GB of cache and the 480GB with 6GB of cache.

Maybe you’re asking “When exactly am I going to be copying 6GB?” Not often, but it’s not fun when you do. So the question remains.

Edited by: "COUPONKEV" 27th Dec 2015
If it had came in at £70 or less I might have gone for it, but at £80 I'll wait off and hope that Amazon repeat the Black Friday £80 SanDisk Ultra II offer. Or I might go for the 240GB SanDisk Plus if it goes below £40 in just over an hour amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
This will be perfectly fine for probably 99% of PC users.

Most people will just have it sitting there with the OS and the most commonly installed applications on it.
About the only scenario one might have a bit of a slow experience would be in something like Hi Def video editing, where you may have some very large files being moved between your main SSD and a caching SSD which may slow the process down.
Still, it would not be any slower than a ordinary spinning platter hard drive in those large sized file transfers, and would probably be faster.

If you spend all day editing video then definitely go ahead and buy a more robustly architectured SSD. But if you only edit video once in a while I wouldn't worry about it -it will work just fine.
Edited by: "peters123" 27th Dec 2015
Final thoughts on page 6 of the review below says unless these come down to the $0.25 per GB price range they would suggest looking at something else. At £79.99 this has now fallen below the $0.25 level.

thessdreview.com/our…/6/
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Edited by: "peters123" 27th Dec 2015
peters123

This will be perfectly fine for probably 99% of PC users.Most people will … This will be perfectly fine for probably 99% of PC users.Most people will just have it sitting there with the OS and the most commonly installed applications on it.About the only scenario one might have a bit of a slow experience would be in something like Hi Def video editing, where you may have some very large files being moved between your main SSD and a caching SSD which may slow the process down.Still, it would not be any slower than a ordinary spinning platter hard drive in those large sized file transfers, and would probably be faster.If you spend all day editing video then definitely go ahead and buy a more robustly architectured SSD. But if you only edit video once in a while I wouldn't worry about it -it will work just fine.



I think you'll find in large transfers it drops to around 80MB/s which is slower than modern hard disks. Yes, for the most part it's fine and many people will be ok, but we're not talking the difference between a Samsung at 400MB/s and a SanDisk at 300MB/s, this is a substantial drop in speed which will be noticeable. Not to mention reduced endurance with TLC.

For the sake of around £10 more, it probably is worth the little extra to get an MLC drive in the long-run.
Shame about the reviews .

www.tomshardware.co.uk/crucial-bx200-ssd,review-33353-6.html

www.anandtech.com/show/9756/the-crucial-bx200-480gb-960gb-ssd-review-crucials-first-tlc-nand-ssd/11
I thought this would have been hotter a lot quicker, I've been after a SSD for my satellite box and I thought this would be it but the reviews and slow uptake of the lightning deal puts me off
kingsly79

I thought this would have been hotter a lot quicker, I've been after a … I thought this would have been hotter a lot quicker, I've been after a SSD for my satellite box and I thought this would be it but the reviews and slow uptake of the lightning deal puts me off




I guess people read the reviews
Just Wondering

I guess people read the reviews



As do I and that's making me hold on purchasing, however the point I'm trying to make is that everything has a price and this seems fair based on being about £20 less than other retailers right now for this product. The point of this site is to compare price right now is it not, not the function of a product?
Given the finding of the review, do not buy BX200.

It is a pity that I have used few Crucial SSD before, M500, MX100 and BX100. They are all cheaper and good which I highly recommend, but not BX200.

There are 240GB models from other brand frequently come to £40, just forget BX200 and buy something else.

I understand that most people only use SSD as system drive, which means most of time it will be fine given the cache size of BX200. But if it is the only drive in your laptop, unavoidably that you will come to the position need to copy a movie file, DVD iso file, then you will pull your hair and hope you paid the same money for something else.
The BX200 is a downgrade from the BX100 it uses much cheaper TLC memory rather than the standard MLC in the BX100. Think of it as a giant USB stick. By increasing the model number and decreasing the quality it's seen as a pure profit taking manouvre. Samsung pulled this same trick after their successful 830 with the crippled 840.
Is it worth considering an SSD as a secondary drive for PC gaming? Or an HDD would be good enough? My Samsung 840 Pro 512GB has ran out of disk space. Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers
Edited by: "petetate" 27th Dec 2015
kingsly79

As do I and that's making me hold on purchasing, however the point I'm … As do I and that's making me hold on purchasing, however the point I'm trying to make is that everything has a price and this seems fair based on being about £20 less than other retailers right now for this product. The point of this site is to compare price right now is it not, not the function of a product?



I am a little bit more discerning ,price plus product ,rather than simply buying on price alone .
huangxq2

Given the finding of the review, do not buy BX200.It is a pity that I … Given the finding of the review, do not buy BX200.It is a pity that I have used few Crucial SSD before, M500, MX100 and BX100. They are all cheaper and good which I highly recommend, but not BX200.There are 240GB models from other brand frequently come to £40, just forget BX200 and buy something else.I understand that most people only use SSD as system drive, which means most of time it will be fine given the cache size of BX200. But if it is the only drive in your laptop, unavoidably that you will come to the position need to copy a movie file, DVD iso file, then you will pull your hair and hope you paid the same money for something else.



I completely disagree, this is the cheapest option, and is ideal for most users. Downloading from the net or copying from somewhere like USB or standard (non ssd) hard drive you'll never notice a 'problem'.

I don't store anything on ssd that I would copy between drives in any case and I'm a massive user of data. If you are using ssd's as main storage drives you are doing it wrong imo
Edited by: "delusion" 27th Dec 2015
Can this and the sandisk ssd plus be used in an enclosure and plugged into a galaxy phone? Thanks in advance for anyone's helps
Only £20 off, nice if it was more!
Thanks "Just Wondering" for that review link. Absolutely shocking. Ive used SSD drives to speed up my laptops and PCs mainly using Sandisk. This review of the Crucial is a shocker.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/crucial-bx200-ssd,review-33353-6.html

For those not bothered to read I have attatched the conclusion. SSDs can be a fantastic addition to any system but not this one sadly is a waste of money :-

"Just for fun, we went back to the company's C300, the first SATA 6Gb/s solid-state drive to hit the market, as a comparison point. It surfaced in 2010 and obliterated the BX200 in every test we ran. Even the BX100, the BX200's predecessor, is superior in every way. "
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