After officially launching their new Crucial MX500 solid state drive (SSD) earlier this month, Crucial has now made available the premium SATA SSD in a number of different storage options including 250 GB, 500 GB, 1TB, and 2TB. Offering users a 2.5-inch form-factor, with SATA 6 Gbps interface. Crucial showcased the M.2-2280 variants with SATA interfaces at the recent CES 2018 technology show, explaining that the Crucial MX500 combines Micron’s second generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory, together with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller loaded with custom firmware created by Crucial.
All drives come with five year warranties and are priced accordingly. The 250 GB model is priced at $80 while the 500 GB drive is priced at $140, the 1 TB drive at $260 and the massive 2 TB solid state drive (SSD) priced at $500.
The drives are capable of transfer rates of up to 560 MBs with up to 510 MB/s writes, and 4K random access performance ratings of up to 95,000 – 91,000 IOPS reads and writes says Crucial. Features of the drives include Dynamic Write Acceleration (SLC-cached writes), and Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN). For more information, full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the official Crucial website by following the link below.
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