Crucial’s MX300: The Boost Your PC Needs
If you’re wondering how to give your PC a bit of a boost, upgrading your main boot drive from a traditional mechanical drive to a solid state drive could be what you’re looking for.
Until fairly recently solid state drives were only for gamers and PC builders who had a serious amount of cash to throw around.
That’s changed though, and now you can pick up a solid state drive for almost the same price as a old-style mechanical drive, and if you’re building a gaming PC for the first time I would strongly advise you spend slightly more now on a solid state drive – what you get for your money is that good compared to older mechanical drives.
Let’s take a closer look at this Crucial MX 300 525GB drive.
How long is two minutes? No time at all really. But when you’re waiting two minutes for your operating system to boot time and time again, day after day it soon adds up, and before you know it you’re looking at a massive time sink. Time that could be spent gaming, working, editing, browsing or doing whatever you do on your PC.
Installing a solid state drive will change all of this. If you’ve never used one prepare to be amazed. Your operating system will load in a matter of seconds, and seconds later you can be working and actually using your computer, instead of sitting idly by as your traditional hard drive clicks and whirrs to life.
It really makes a huge difference.Crucial’s MX300 drive uses 3D flash memory that makes it faster than regular solid state drives, and packs in a lot more flash memory on the same space as regular solid state drive memory.
The MX300 is available in five sizes: 275GB, 525GB, 750GB and 1TB, and 2TB. It operates at speeds of 530MB/s read and 510MB/s write. It comes with a three-year warranty and is also packaged with a copy of Acronis True Image HD.
Acronis allows you to easily migrate your existing operating system and data from your old mechanical drive to your brand new Crucial MX300 525GB SSD painlessly.
The MX300 is available now for around $120. With the entry-level 275GB drive available for just $70.
The Crucial MX300 525GB solid state drive represents excellent value for money and as such has been awarded a budget award.
Crucial MX300 – Installation
Installing a solid state drive like the MX300 is easy. If you’re building a gaming PC for the first time be sure to check out the below simple instructional video playlist.
All the videos are deliberately short and to the point.
Don’t be daunted by the thought of what you want to build, just follow a step-by-step process and your build will go smoothly. If you have any issues, drop me a line.
As PC games get better and better and the hardware to run them advances at an ever quicker rate you may be tempted to buy a pre-built custom gaming PC.
STOP! Don’t do it. There’s a range of benefits to building your own PC:
- you’ll save a tonne of money
- you can customize it exactly as you want
- you avoid ‘bloatware’ that comes bundled with pre-built systems and clogs up performance
The good news is it’s a buyer’s market with a massive range of components available to builders and building a gaming PC is easier than many realize.
If you can put together a Lego kit you can build a computer. It’s that easy.
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