Crucial's new MX300 SSD; new NAND means new sizes
Subject: Storage | September 6, 2016 - 02:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: crucial, MX300, 1050GB, sata ssd, M.2, 88SS1074, tlc
The MX300 series utilizes Micron 384G-bit, 32 tier floating gate, 3D TLC NAND which means that the capacities are a little different than we are used to. 1050GB is an odd number, the 978GB available after formatting even more so, but in the end the actual number matters less than the performance. The SSD Review tested this drive which uses a four channel Micron 88SS1074 controller and sports eight NAND packages with Micron LPDDR3 1333MHz DRAM for a cache. They tested a single drive as well as setting up two in RAID 0, the single drive could hit 535MB/s read and 516MB/s write and RAID 0 did indeed come close to doubling that. Drop by to see their full results.
"Due to the new 384G-bit TLC 3D NAND, the MX300 line up is now offered in 275GB, 525GB, 750GB, 1050GB, and 2TB options. From this announcement, the 2TB option intrigued us the most, however, they are still unavailable, so we opted to get two 1050GB models for today's review."
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