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    Crucial MX200 500GB

    Can it follow in the footsteps of the excellent MX100?
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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    Samsung 500GB 850 evo is only £178 (at time of writing this)

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Samsung 500GB 850 evo is only £178 (at time of writing this)
    And if the forums are right appears to be suffering with a bad firmware issue that trashes the drive, a firmware update that was being prompted by samsungs own software. Following on from the 840 EVO degradation issue reported on this site I'd find it hard to recommend Samsungs drives at the moment

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    When choosing an SSD, you have to consider not only the performance and cost, but also reliability and endurance, which are by no means less important than with HDD.

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    Quote Originally Posted by lelisevis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Samsung 500GB 850 evo is only £178 (at time of writing this)
    And if the forums are right appears to be suffering with a bad firmware issue that trashes the drive, a firmware update that was being prompted by samsungs own software. Following on from the 840 EVO degradation issue reported on this site I'd find it hard to recommend Samsungs drives at the moment
    Samsung however do seem to be on the case with this, and yes whilst it's annoying I'd rather them continue to develop the firmware than leave it languishing
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    I have a m2 version of the 500gb drive arriving tomorrow. Will be fitted to the rear of my MSi Gaming ACK z97 mitx board.... hoping for decent speeds given the better interface.

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    M.2 is a form factor, not an interface; it either uses PCIe or SATA depending on the host and controller. AFAIK the MX200 is SATA.

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    Overall, seems like an interesting drive. It didn't really improve much over the MX100 (likely due to interface limitations) in terms of throughput but consistency has improved and especially endurance is excellent. Yet, it is a bit of a small upgrade over the MX100 indeed, but at least the capacity ceiling has doubled.

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    Re: Crucial MX200 500GB

    Quote Originally Posted by lelisevis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Samsung 500GB 850 evo is only £178 (at time of writing this)
    And if the forums are right appears to be suffering with a bad firmware issue that trashes the drive, a firmware update that was being prompted by samsungs own software. Following on from the 840 EVO degradation issue reported on this site I'd find it hard to recommend Samsungs drives at the moment
    I've got two 250gb Samsung 840 Evo's (24 months old) and One 250gb Crucial MX100 (4 months old) and all are working perfect without any problems or slow downs and I would definitely still recommend them.

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