Hardware Crucial BX200 Review (480GB & 960GB)

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  1. Dogbert666

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    An SSD worse than the OCZ Trion? That is a first. Are any of the new TLC drives any good? I'd rather get older more consistent and generally faster MLC flash drives than these new ones. Considering the price is almost the same, these TLC drives just don't seem worth it.
     
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    Depends on your definition of good. MLC is definitely more consistent and faster, but many users will not be doing anything taxing enough for that to matter. I think TLC drives serve their purpose pretty well, but given their downsides they have to be ultra competitive on pricing, which is where the BX200 gets a small leg up on the Trion.
     
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    I think I would rather pay the extra £10 and get an 850 EVO.
     
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    From Scan:

    960GB BX200 £221.5
    1TB 850 EVO £280.62

    Bit of a difference!

    Even the 500GB equivalents are £20 apart.
     
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    Although the 500gb versions are £20 apart, that's what I did! Performance judged purely on Crystalmark (as that's the only direct comparison available on this site), the 850 knocks the socks off the Crucial.
     
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    I was actually going by the price of the EVO on Amazon but either way the difference is between £10-£20 (480GB V 500GB) and regardless I would still go for the EVO, as an added bonus you get a fraction more storage too.
     
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    Humm, the 250GB variant is only £2 cheaper than the 850EVO. (on Scan)
     
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