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The casing of the BX100 is a nice silver and on both the front and back, there are stickers with some relevant information. On the front, the sticker lets users know this is, in fact, a Crucial BX100 2.5-inch SSD. On the back side is where users will some of the technical information, such as the model name and the part and serial numbers, which hopefully they will never need, but are there in case.
The Crucial BX100 features a standard SATA 3 6.0Gb/s connector which is also backward compatible. For those who may not know, this is a standard SATA connector that is found on most 2.5″/3.5″ HDDs and normal SSDs.
Alongside the SSD, users will also get a 2.5″ (7 mm) SSD 7 mm – 9.5 mm spacer.
Taking the casing off and we can get a nice look at the bare drive. As it is an SSD, there are no moving parts, this is good for many reasons, but especially for helping the longevity of the drive.
As far as the individual storage chips go, they are manufactured by Micron who is known for being a worldwide leader in manufacturing RAM and Storage technologies. The 8x chips on the right in the image below will be what actually make up the 500GB of the SSD we have on test here today.