Product Comparison: Crucial BX200 vs Crucial MX300

General Specifications
BX200 (CT240BX200SSD1)
MX300 (CT275MX300SSD1)
About the Product
Ever start your computer, then have to find something to do while it wakes up? Your computer should be ready when you are — not the other way around. Make long wait times a thing of the past by loading apps in seconds, booting up almost instantly, and accelerating nearly everything on your computer. Get more done and have more fun with the Crucial BX200 SSD.
Increase the speed, durability and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3 D NAND flash technology with the proven success of previous MX-series SSDs. Your storage drive isn’t just a container, it’s the engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. Get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of performance.
Key Specs
240 GB
275 GB
Read Speed
540 Mb/s
530 Mb/s
Write Speed
490 Mb/s
510 Mb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Crucial BX200 240GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (CT240BX200SSD1)
  • One thing I did do after is install Crucial's Storage Executive software. It uses a tool called Momentum Cache which speeds up the drive even faster. also has Firmware updates on the software.
  • Speeds are good, I can barely tell anymore between SSD drives, I have used crucial, intel, munchkin and I use them for different use cases. If you have the money always go Samsung, but this works well in my 2011 Macbook 17"
  • I work in the IT department, we are replacing hdd with ssd on some of our computers that are 2-3 years old. Our end user's are very pleased with the increase in read in write speeds. This is a great product for increasing computer performance
  • This was the first SSD I have ever installed. I cloned my HDD onto the SSD and the speed difference is huge. The technical differences of the manufacturers (Samsung or Crucial) are not known to me but here goes. My 9 year old Dell works better than when it was new.
  • This is a great drive for what it is. It is a cheap ssd that will offer a huge increase in speed for casual users.
  • I have BX100 in my computer already. In speed tests the BX200 is substantially slower. I mean like half the speed. It's still faster than my backup platter that it's replacing, but I really wish I had spent the extra $20 to get the Samsung.
  • There are performance issues with larger files (You can read about this everywhere online) but most casual users (email, facebook, youtube) will be just fine.
Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive
  • Can't beat this for it's speed and capacity at this price.
  • I bought a small capacity 275GB drive because I needed it to run software not store data. I use my old drive in an external drive bay for storage.
  • What a huge speed and performance improvement over the old HDD.. Truly amazed.
  • Since install it’s been an immediate and huge improvement with Read and write speeds 4x faster according to speed tests! Been working great and have no complaints. Would recommend!
  • The read and write speeds are more than satisfying. I am running this as an audio library drive for Kontakt and Maschine. Works excellent. No problems.
  • The only reason I gave this two stars, is that most people wouldn't actually see this performance drop. It's really specific to a large writes.
Size & Weight
0.28 in.
0.28 in.
2.76 in.
2.76 in.
3.9 in.
4.05 in.
3.84 oz.
3.52 oz.
Form Factor
Memory Chip Type
Up to 13x faster than a typical hard drive, Up to 40x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive, More durable than a typical hard drive
Instantly improve system performance, Entrust your files to a drive that lasts, Keep your system cool
Encryption Algorithm
AES 256-bit, TCG Opal, IEEE-1667
What customers say about "Features"
Crucial BX200 240GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (CT240BX200SSD1)
  • These things are best "bang for the buck" SSDs on the market. They in my opinion have some of the best IOPS and capacity for the price. I understand that there are faster ones like samsung's out there. But, they do not give you the space/speed ratio that these do.
  • The startup speed is speedy and very quiet. Windows 10 didn't like being cloned, but after a few bumps it works great. I can use this as an external drive when I replace my computer this year with an external enclosure.
  • I use Ubunut, and the computer is basically a living room computer for the kids to do homework one, the wife to do the budget, and it runs Plex. So it doesn't get used to hard. happy with it so far.
  • Great ssd for installing os on. It's fast and easy to install. When it first arrived, it was so light I thought the box was empty. It comes with two Sata cables, one 90 and one straight. I recommend a 3.5 conversion bracket if you are using it in a desktop.
  • Solid state drives are the way to go.....this SSD works 10x faster then my factory sata hard drive almost like theres a ram upgrade , but its just the power of the SSD
  • If you are a power user or gamer you should know this drive is not for you. I installed this on a 2010 iMac which had a failing HDD (WD Blue) and the speed difference is amazing. It performs like a brand new iMac.
  • Would I recommend it? Yes, if you wish to add this to a notebook that needs a cheap SSD or an older machine. If you want to blow the SATA3 interface to bits with 550-600Mbps then go to a Samsung or such.
Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive
  • This drive is somewhat lighter than the drive it replaced and the form factor is virtually identical.
  • I used it to upgrade an old laptop & the form factor was perfect. It fit the HD compartment exactly as it should.
  • Running it at Sata 3 GB/s & working smoothly so far.
  • These drives utilize Micron 3D-Nand technology and have extremely fast upload/download transfer rates. They are extremely reliable and are priced substantially lower than other manufacturers.
  • Acronis cloning was a bit of a pain. Took too much time to clone but after a 3 hours of troubleshooting I managed to clone my Windows 10 installation successfully.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL

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