A few days ago Crucial introduced the MX100. An excellent performer at a ridiculously low price point.
Pricing? (from Amazon US, but it's already available globally for equally low prices)
$220 for 512GB
$110 for 256GB
($80 for the 128GB model but considering the lower performance and small difference you'd be mad to buy this)
Anandtech did a review and had this conclusion:
All in all, I have nothing negative to say about the MX100. With the performance and feature set, combined with pricing that basically doubles the amount of storage you get for your dollar, it's an absolute no-brainer. Unless you are an enthusiast or professional with a heavy IO workload, the MX100 is currently the drive with the best bang for the buck in the market by far.
The NAND comes from IMFT, a joint venture between Intel and Micron (Crucial is Micron's consumer brand). Controller is from Marvell. Both IMFT and Marvell have excellent reputations when it comes to reliability. The Anandtech review shows that there is little left to be desired performance-wise, and the pricing is just ridiculously low.
So, I was wondering, what are your thoughts? If you were to go for an SSD right now, what one would you go for? Why would you pick the MX100 or prefer something else? Personally, the high price difference makes any upgrade irrelevant to me and I can't see myself paying nearly double for the same storage capacity to get marginal performance gains.
(PS: Not an ad. I'm just genuinly surprised by the sudden low price and feel this could really majorly disrupt the SSD market - finally.)