Published on Monday, 12 December 2016 19:58
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THE MX300 525GB
The exterior of the drive is identical to that of the previous MX lines so once again nothing really new here.
At the rear of the drive we find a large sticker which contains the serial and part numbers, barcodes, connectivity, PSID key, capacity, electrical requirements and installed firmware.
The usual SATA data and power connectors are placed at the rear of the drive.
Just like with the 750GB model Crucial has used a clip-on (clamp) design for the enclosure.
The 525GB model has just 2 NAND flash modules on the top side of the PCB each of which is 144GB in capacity.
On the opposite side we find 2 more NAND flash modules (again 144GB in capacity each) along with an array of capacitors (power-loss protection), 512MB LPDDR3 1333MHz DRAM package (again by Micron) and the Marvell 88SS1074 4-channel controller.
You can also download Crucial’s Storage Executive software from their support page in order to monitor the drive and control some of its features/settings (you can check this page for more details on the software).