Based on Silicon Motion's SM2256 controller paired up with 16nm TLC NAND, the new Crucial BX200 series SSDs will be available in 240, 480 and 960GB capacities and offer decent performance with focus on lower price per gigabyte.
According to Crucial, the BX200 series SSDs will offer sequential performance of up to 540MB/s for read and up to 490MB/s for write on all models, while the random 4K performance ranges from up to 66,000 IOPS for read and up to 78,000 IOPS for write depending on the version.
With 16nm TLC NAND, Crucial can offer better price per gigabyte as the Crucial BX200 series SSD ranges from US $0.31 to US $0.35, depending on the version.
The Crucial BX200 series SSDs will be backed by a three year warranty and will cost US $84.99 for the 240GB version, US $149.99 for the 480GB and US $299.99 for the 960GB version.
Crucial did not reveal any information regarding the precise availability date, the new BX200 series SSDs are now available directly from Crucial's own online store so we should see them on retail/e-tail shelves soon.