updated 12:05 pm EDT, Tue June 3, 2014
Drive range comes in at less than $0.50 per GB
Memory and storage vendor Crucial has announced the new Crucial MX100 solid state drive. Utilizing the company's new 16-nanometer, 128-gigabit NAND, the new drives available in 128, 256, and 512GB capacities offer the lowest cost per gigabyte yet seen in a solid state drive.
The company claims that the drives deliver up to 90,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS). The 256GB and 512GB drives reach up to 550/500 MB per second sequential read/write speeds on both compressible and incompressible data. Power efficiency is said to be up to 89 percent better than an equivalent 2.5-inch hard drive.
The drive range utilizes MLC technology, and drive features hardware encryption, native write acceleration, adaptive thermal protection, and power loss protection. Endurance of the drive is expected to be 72TB total written, which is equivalent to 40GB per day for five years.
Crucial MX100 SSD is offered in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities at retail prices of $80, $110, and $225, respectively. The drive is available now.