Crucial has unveiled its new BX200 solid state drives (SSD), which offer substantial performance gains over a standard hard drive.


The new Crucial  BX200 solid state drive (SSD). (Source: Crucial.)

Designed for consumers and small-to-medium businesses, the new BX200 provides  sequential read and write speeds up to 540 MB/s and 490  MB/s respectively on all types of data, as well as random read and write speeds  up to 66k and 78k IOPS  respectively.  As a result, it allows  users to load applications  in seconds, enables computers to boot up almost instantly, and  makes everyday applications run faster. Compared to a  typical hard drive, the new BX200  is  more than 13 times faster  and 40 times more energy efficient, resulting in longer battery life and a  cooler, quieter system.
Available now in a 2.5-inch form factor, the  Crucial BX200 SSD is offered in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB  capacities with MSRPs of AUD$159/NZ$169, AUD$289/NZ$309 and  AUD$539/NZ$569,  respectively. The new drive is  supported by the Crucial Storage Executive tool, is backed by a limited  three-year warranty, and is compatible with both PC and Mac  systems. The BX200 also comes standard  with Acronis  True Image  HD data migration software that moves all files, operating systems, settings  and programs from an existing hard drive to the newly installed SSD. For more information visit