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Crucial MX200 500GB Review

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Crucial bundles their MX200 with the Storage Executive software application. Storage Executive brings various elements of your MX200 drive into one single and simple web application that can make using and maintaining your drive easy.

  • Update your drive to the latest firmware
  • See how much storage you’ve used
  • Monitor your drive’s operating temperature and overall health
  • Reset the drive’s encryption password
  • Verify your drive’s model number and more

The application is broken up into to primary sections, the left side is your menu and the right presents information.

  • System Information:  System Information gives you a birds eye view of your system and storage.
  • Drive Details: Drive Details will graphically present your drives usage and temperature as well as serial number, total capacity, avialable capacity, firmware revision, and how much data has been written to the drive.
  • S.M.A.R.T.:  S.M.A.R.T. will present the S.M.A.R.T. information recorded.
  • Firmware Updates:  Firmware Updates will allow you to check for firmware updates or upload a firmware and install.
  • Sanitize Drive:  Sanitize Drive will perform a sanitize block erase operation on the drive.
  • PSID Revert: PSID Revert is intended for drives with TCG active. (Self encrypting drives)

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Bundled Software
  3. Benchmarking: Key Comparisons
  4. Benchmarking: AS SSD
  5. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  6. Benchmarking: Anvil Storage Benchmark
  7. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  8. Benchmarking: ATTO Disk Benchmark
  9. Benchmarking: PCMark Vantage
  10. Benchmarking: PCMark 8
  11. Final Thoughts

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