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[eBay Plus] Crucial BX500 120GB SATA3 SSD - $23.95 Shipped @ Shopping Square eBay

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Possible new historic low for this SSD?
Awesome price to bring a nice speed up an older computer.
Deal is for eBay Plus only, otherwise + $15 shipping.
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It shows up as $23.95 in the checkout, when the additional 12% off is applied

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    will this work for a 2011 imac ?

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      Yeah, you may wish to also purchase a 2.5-3.5" bay converter for a better fit inside the iMac though.

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        cheers

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      Yes, but if going to the effort to install it, why not go for a 1TB SSD ?

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        well, what's the point spending another $100 for 1TB if his current drive usage is 40gb since 2011

        didn't neg you

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      Hey mate, keep in mind with these older iMacs the thermal sensors were inbuilt into the hard drives, so if you simply replace the old drive with an SSD the HDD fan will want to run full throttle. There's a little adapter you can buy to fix this or you can simply install a fan control app in Mac OS to limit that particular fan's speed. I've done two of these kinds of swaps and in one case I purchased the extra cable ($80) and in one case I just installed fan control software. Let me know if you need any more info.

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    These are great for making old laptops run 'like new' again.

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      Yeah, i work on a lot of older computers and they fly when i give them a cheap SSD, particularly the BX500. No real reason to not run an SSD as a boot drive in 2019

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      Definitely
      pre-ssd installation : 5-10 minutes booting windows, everything else was extremely sluggish.
      post-ssd installation: less than 30 seconds booting, can actually browse the net at reasonable speeds.

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        lol holy crap 5-10mins sounds like you had a virus, failing hard drive or other serious issue, I commonly use a old dell C600 laptop (700mhz) for legacy tasks with whopping 512mb ram running XP starts in around a minute (running off an ancient 40gb IDE hard drive built around 20 years ago)

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          You must've hit the home run of Hard Drive's.

          HDD's inevitably wear out due to obviously having moving parts

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    I can't get the code working and I have eBay Plus

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      Original code is targetted.

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        Thanks, is this code for targeted user or targeted items? I thought it the latter

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          User :(

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            @bdl: Damn it - thanks anyway

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      Have you already used the code "BLUE5" in another transaction? Only works in one. Also the additional 12% off gets applied in the checkout.

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        Thanks, no I didn't buy any other item using that code

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    Any mad deals on M.2 sticks?

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    240GB for AU $32.53

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      Where is this?

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        The same link above, just select 240GB then Add to Cart. Checkout will show 12% plus additional $5 discount using the code BLUE5.

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          Thanks

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      yeah much better drive at this pricepoint, the 120Gb drive sacrifices a bit of speed because of the smaller number of flash chips, and will slow down more and sooner when you use it.

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    If I have to pay for shipping any reason to not opt for other brands with free shipping at a lower cost? I see some Kingston SSDs from "other items" when I browser the link.