It’s about a year ago since Crucial released the BX300 SSD Series, then followed by their flagship MX500 SSD series a few months later. Today, Crucial recently released their new BX500 SSD Series, quietly. Just like its predecessor, the new Crucial BX500 SSD series is available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. On top that, they will be priced at $30, $50 and $90 USD respectively. The company is also using a much better looking metal casing for their BX500 series. Check out more details below and where to buy.
Crucial BX500 SSD Now Available
Crucial’s latest BX500 SSD series features Micron 3D NAND chips. They offer reasonably fast speeds at the same time affordable pricing as well. The BX500 features Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm, Thermal Monitoring, SLC Write Acceleration, and Active Garbage Collection. It will also have TRIM support, Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (a.k.a. SMART) and Error Correction Code (ECC).
The new Crucial BX500 SSD are designed to have a life expectancy of 1.5 million hours. The 120GB has 40TB of total bytes written (TBW) endurance rating, meanwhile the 240GB has 80TB TBW and the 480GB has 120TB of TBW.
Price and Where to Buy
The Crucial BX500 comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $29.99 for the 120GB, $49.99 for the 240GB and $89.99 for the 480GB capacity. Crucial is offering a 3-year limited warranty for the BX500 series. It also comes with a free Acronis True Image Cloning Software.