is a brand of Micron
, one of the largest memory manufacturers in the world, and they have been in the business for over 35 years. Today we are looking at their MX300 750GB limited edition solid state drive, which builds on the previous performance of the MX series SSDs, and adds the latest 3D NAND which they claim will speed up boot times and allow you to fly through even the most demanding applications.
Before taking a look at the sample provided for review, let's take a look at some published data on the drive, as taken from the product page at Newegg Business
, where this SSD sells for just under $200 (US)...
Features and Specifications:
» Sequential reads/writes up to 530 / 510 MB/s on all file types
» Random reads/writes up to 92k / 83k on all file types
» Over 90x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
» Accelerated by Micron® 3D NAND technology
» Dynamic Write Acceleration delivers faster saves and file transfers
» More durable than a hard drive - no small moving parts that are prone to failure
» Best-in-class hardware encryption keeps data safe and secure
» Exclusive Data Defense guards against data corruption
» Adaptive Thermal Protection allows for adaptive cooling
» Power Loss Protection completes write commands even if power is lost
» Includes free Acronis® True Image™ HD software for easy data migration
» Compatible with the Crucial® Storage Executive tool for easy drive maintenance
» 3 year limited warranty
The Crucial MX300 750GB solid state drive comes in a small square box that measures approximately 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" x 5/8". The top of the box has a full color picture of the drive and it includes the model and capacity info. The back has a contents list.
Cutting the seal allows you to lift the lid of the carton and reveal the drive inside. The drive has a label which lists the part number, model number, serial number, and speed. Also in the box is an Acronis True Image software key to make your transfer from your old drive to this drive easy. Also included with the drive is a small plastic spacer in case your bay is thicker than the drive.