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    Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    We evaluate whether a TLC-based SSD makes sense in early 2016.
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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    This drive with this performance is aimed at people who value...well, value, over most things, and I can't picture a single person picking this over a drive that is £40 cheaper.

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    This drive with this performance is aimed at people who value...well, value, over most things, and I can't picture a single person picking this over a drive that is £40 cheaper.
    Well I think people value the crucial brand over OCZ at the moment, even if for historical reasons that no longer apply.

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Pretty sure the iometer response time is meant to say lower is better rather than vice versa

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    This drive with this performance is aimed at people who value...well, value, over most things, and I can't picture a single person picking this over a drive that is £40 cheaper.
    Well I think people value the crucial brand over OCZ at the moment, even if for historical reasons that no longer apply.
    I know that Crucial have a reasonable RMA process (although they did make me pay for the replacement, then refunded once my busted unit reached them), but I've no idea what kind of support Toshiba/OCZ can offer.

    In which case, I'd be inclined towards the Crucial unit over the OCZ one.

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    I find it very frustrating that the conclusions in many Hexus reviews often don't make subjective reviews compared to the competition, especially when giving a recommendation on whether to buy a product. Also, throughout this review, the Crucial drive gets beaten by the Hynix drive, which is not mentioned in the conclusion.

    the 960GB BX200 offers reasonable value at the current £210 price point
    How can this recommendation possibly be made, when a Sandisk 960GB Ultra II is available from Scan for £183 right now?

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu C View Post
    How can this recommendation possibly be made, when a Sandisk 960GB Ultra II is available from Scan for £183 right now?
    Just because something else is extremely good value, it doesn't mean your original product isn't also good value

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    The Sandisk drive is quite often on offer for £150.


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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Come, come. A year ago I would never have believed I could pick up a 1Tb SSD of any sort for under £200 We need to appreciate the good times we currently live in and enjoy these bargains whilst we can History indicates it will not last.

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    My point is that I would prefer the conclusions of a review to say something along the lines of "this product is good, but product x and y offer better performance and/or value" if this is the case. A noob might read this review and think he should rush out and buy the BX200, but I would never recommend buying this when comparing cost and performance versus other options (like the Sandisk).

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Just because something else is extremely good value, it doesn't mean your original product isn't also good value
    I want to know what item is best value and/or performance, because if I'm looking for a new SSD, I'm only going to buy one model... I don't care which drive is second best, even though it is still very good.

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu C View Post
    A noob might read this review and think he should rush out and buy the BX200,
    If a complete noob wants to buy something I have a 60GB vertex II with MLC - yes MLC - nand going for under £200 I've also got a p4 2.8Ghz s478 but a noob probably couldn't afford it...

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu C View Post
    I want to know what item is best value and/or performance, because if I'm looking for a new SSD, I'm only going to buy one model... I don't care which drive is second best, even though it is still very good.
    That's fine, but you're not the only one who reads the reviews

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Well I think people value the crucial brand over OCZ at the moment, even if for historical reasons that no longer apply.[/QUOTE]
    I know that Crucial have a reasonable RMA process (although they did make me pay for the replacement, then refunded once my busted unit reached them), but I've no idea what kind of support Toshiba/OCZ can offer.

    I had an OCZ fail,replacement was delivered swiftly with zero hassle,just good service.


    In which case, I'd be inclined towards the Crucial unit over the OCZ one.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Well I think people value the crucial brand over OCZ at the moment, even if for historical reasons that no longer apply.
    The old issues only applied to the early SATA2 models. Designs like the Vertex4 and Vector were far better, and still compare very well today. As for support issues, OCZ's modern support structure is really good. Late last year I asked OCZ if they could replace a Vector 512GB I bought off eBay more than a year earlier, and without hesitation they said yes (they replaced it with a modern Vector 180 480GB).

    What I don't like about Crucial is their lack of a decent SSD management tool, whereas OCZ's Toolbox (and the newer replacement) is good, especially being able to secure erase SSDs from within Windows (bugs me that Samsung doesn't offer this).

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu C View Post
    How can this recommendation possibly be made, when a Sandisk 960GB Ultra II is available from Scan for £183 right now?
    Good point, and as someone else mentioned, that model has been as low as 150 in recent weeks (was it ebuyer that did that over xmas?).

    Also, if one does want quality, surely the 850 EVO 1TB for 240 makes more sense than the MX100.

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    Re: Crucial BX200 (960GB)

    Quote Originally Posted by mapesdhs View Post
    especially being able to secure erase SSDs from within Windows (bugs me that Samsung doesn't offer this).
    Doesn't the Samsung magician software do this? I thought it did.

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