Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Review

Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Review


The hardware world might be ever changing, but we as consumers don’t always necessarily have the finances available to purchase the latest technologies the moment they appear. This means that, in general, when reviewing something we avoid taking the price too much into consideration, or mention it too early in the review, because by the time someone comes to see what to spend their hard earned money upon the prices will have changed dramatically.

However, sometimes a product arrives where the price is such a dominating feature that it would be doing a great disservice to not place it front and centre. The Crucial BX200 SSD we have for review today is listed as a 960GB drive, but it’s near as dammit a terabyte. At the time of writing the retail price is £220.

Let that sink in.

It wasn’t that long ago that a Solid State Drive was an OS drive. At £2 per GB, and very very recently a Quid a Gig, only the most well-heeled user could afford something you could stick a few games on, let alone one so big that you could forget about a mechanical. Crucial, backed by Micron, have managed to squeeze so much capacity at such an affordable price that unless the drive is a complete dog it’s the kind of thing that needs no more words from us before you rush to purchase one.

This is a review though, not an article, so let’s get to reviewing.

Technical Specifications

The BX200 is available in three capacities, but with the smallest one being still a beefy 240GB there is no difference in the speeds of the relative sizes. Although given that the 960GB model on test today is only a couple of hundred, a 120GB drive would probably have to be given away with a box of cornflakes.

Crucial BX200 960GB SSD Review