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[Amazon Canada] $159.99 - Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1(Z) - Faster + newer than the BX300

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  • May 4th, 2018 3:58 pm
Newbie
Apr 15, 2013
43 posts
14 upvotes
MISSISSAUGA
Agree.

Crucial places the BX family as an entry-level SSD series next to the faster and more expensive MX models. But the BX300 uses the higher quality memory: the MX500 is equipped with TLC-3D-NAND, the BX300 uses the more expensive, faster and more durable MLC-3D-NAND. For both the BX300 and MX500, the Silicon Motion SM2258 with 4 channels, are used as controllers. And An SLC cache is used for write acceleration.

-- Officially, BX300 < MX500
-- Actually, BX300 > or = MX500
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2011
24947 posts
11234 upvotes
Ottawa
lambertlee88 wrote:
May 4th, 2018 2:53 pm
Agree.

Crucial places the BX family as an entry-level SSD series next to the faster and more expensive MX models. But the BX300 uses the higher quality memory: the MX500 is equipped with TLC-3D-NAND, the BX300 uses the more expensive, faster and more durable MLC-3D-NAND. For both the BX300 and MX500, the Silicon Motion SM2258 with 4 channels, are used as controllers. And An SLC cache is used for write acceleration.

-- Officially, BX300 < MX500
-- Actually, BX300 > or = MX500
Are you debunking the below benchmarks?
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Cr ... 8385vs3947
Deal Expert
Aug 22, 2011
24947 posts
11234 upvotes
Ottawa
googlebot wrote:
May 4th, 2018 3:09 pm
In that report, bx300 write speed is faster, haha,
Lol, at peak yes!
Member
Mar 16, 2011
358 posts
55 upvotes
Toronto
googlebot wrote:
May 4th, 2018 3:09 pm
In that report, bx300 write speed is faster, haha,
For peak speeds yes, but that's for one single sample. For average speeds that takes into account everyone that's submitted a score, no.

To everyone else, TBW and MTBF is more important than the differences between MLC and TLC. Surprised to see so many people misinformed even though the MX500 has higher TBW and MTBF ratings when compared to the BX300.
Newbie
Oct 11, 2009
59 posts
5 upvotes
Calgary
I bought the BX300 and wasn’t gonna buy this. But with the eBay coupon, the difference was only $2 so pretty hot.

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