My main complaint would be the price. At
the time of writing this review €500 is a lot of money for most people, and
when you invest that much you expect the drive to have higher write speeds.
I will start with some things that I didn’t
mention earlier in this review, and these are the Crucial Storage Executive
tool, a very useful tool, and Crucial’s firmware support. Over the years
Crucial has shown that they continue to support their SSDs and this is
something that I value, especially as most of us don’t change drives every year.
Having firmware updates is for me more important than outright speed.
Speed is another positive of the MX300 SSD,
as it offers read and write speeds that are very good for an SATA 6Gb/s SSD which
will only drop when really pushed to its limits. In daily use though the drive
is very fast. The power consumption of the drive is also very good and when you
compare the IOPS that it offers and the power that it consumes, you can only
have a smile in your face. The same applies for the IDLE power consumption.
The three-year warranty and the key for
Acronis True image also add more value to the drive.
To sum up, this is what I would say:
“Crucial might not have reinvented the
SSD but they do offer a great drive, with very good performance, and also at a
very aggressive price. The MX300 is a very impressive drive.”
Therefore, I give the ‘Very Good’ and the
‘Editor’s choice’ awards to the Crucial MX300 2TB SSD.
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