Crucial says reliability, not blistering speed is critical for consumer SSDs. Enter the Crucial BX500 SSD for you and me.
Speedwise it is three times faster than a spinning hard disk. Cost-wise it comes from using VNAND and a SATA interface that gives 540/500Mbps sequential read/write speeds. In comparison a top-of-the-line, uber expensive model offers 3500/3000Mbps.
GadgetGuy agrees. “While it is nice to have V8 speeds under the bonnet Joe and Jane Average seldom save files larger than a few megabytes. The difference in saving a 1GB file to this drive is scant milliseconds.”
Crucial want to see the end of unreliable spinning disks (as they are wont to as a memory manufacturer – Micron).
Teresa Kelley, VP & GM, Micron Consumer Products Group comments
“It is time to make the transition from hard drives to solid-state technology. SSD technology is now more mainstream than ever. But the focus on speed and the associated cost has scared users away. If you are ready to switch the Crucial BX500 offers performance and reliability at a competitive price from a brand consumers trust.”