The BX100 comes in a small, blue box. While there aren't a lot of technical details, the front and back of the box show the drive from a few different angles and provide information like the capacity and a list of the box's contents. Inside, you'll find the SSD as well as a mounting spacer for use with traditional 9.5mm drive bays. If you're looking for an install guide or warranty information, you will need to visit Crucial's support website.

Physical Features:

The BX100 looks very similar to Crucial's other 2.5-inch SSDs. The outer casing is made entirely out of metal and is covered by a grey, textured finish. The top of the drive also has a large, blue and gray sticker showing that it is part of Crucial's BX series.

As I mentioned earlier, the BX100 uses Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller. The SM2246EN is powered by a 32-bit RISC CPU and supports four NAND flash channels with up to 8 Chip Selects per channel. The controller also offers support for 256-bit encryption and the TCG Opal protocol, but, for whatever reason, they are not enabled on the BX100.

For the 500GB version of the MX100, Crucial opted to use Micron's 16nm 128Gb MLC NAND flash. Looking at the picture above, you can see that there are eight 64GB NAND flash packages on top of the PCB. The drive also has a 512MB Micron DDR3 memory chip that is used for caching.