The MX200 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, a mounting spacer for use with traditional 9.5mm drive bays, and a small piece of paper with a software activation key for Acronis True Image HD. If you're looking for an install guide or warranty information, you will need to visit Crucial's support website.

Physical Features:

The MX200 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 MX series.

Like Crucial's MX100 SSD, the MX200 uses Marvell's 88SS9189 controller. This successor to the popular 88SS9187 offers a handful of improvements including LPDDR memory support and enhanced power management during sleep mode (DevSleep).

For the 500GB version of the MX200, 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.