Crucial Ballistix TX3 M.2 SSDs are based on the new Silicon Motion controller, which uses the potential of the PCI Express interface and NVM Express protocol.
Crucial Ballistix TX3: Effective M.2 Solid-State Drives
The company Crucial is one of the major players in the SSD media market, but so far in its bid they only present low and mid-range models. But now it seems like they are planning to enter the high-end segment. To make this possible they presented the Ballistix TX3 M.2 SSD at Computex 2016.
The new series includes media type M.2 2280 in capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB. On a small printed circuit board (bravo for the black color) is equipped with Silicon Motion controller SM2260H that uses the potential of PCI-Express 3.0 x4 and NVM Express protocol, as well as new 3D memory chips MLC NAND manufactured by Micron (owner of the Crucial brand).
At CES 2016, manufacturer showcased a model with a capacity of 500 GB – here we can count on the transfer rate up to about 2400 MB / s sequential read and 800 MB / s for sequential writing of data. While in terms of reading the new M.2 SSD is looking really great.
At the moment we don’t know the price of Ballistix TX3 models.