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What's the difference between these and the MX series ?
mx is better
There's no DRAM for cache with BX500, meaning rather large files will have extremely slow transfer speeds. MX500 has DRAM cache. This BX500 a good drive for storing small files on, like 5mb pictures and stuff like that, but for anything like video editing and stuff, you're better off with a premium drive like a 970 EVO Plus if you need fast transfer speeds.
Plus members can get an MX500 500GB SSD for $79.20 delivered.
For the extra money I would highly recommend getting the MX500. Here's a speed comparison: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Crucial-BX500-480GB-vs...
Yeah, I would too.
On benchmarks, it seems like higher capacity SSDs generally have a higher rankings then lower capacity SSDs but why is this the case? People haven't filled them up as much and they can run more smoothly?
@pennypincher98: SSD with higher capacity has more I/O lane, kinda RAID 0. So if 120GB SSD has 1 lane, 240 GB will have 2 lanes, and 480 GB will have 4 lanes. Hence you will see perfomance 2x going from 120 GB to 240 GB and 2x from 240 GB to 480 GB until you hit interface limit.
@didit7: So even if I'm only needing say a 240GB SSD if I get a 480GB it'll have a performance boost?
@pennypincher98: Bigger SSDs sometimes have more DRAM (only applies to MX500 here), have more cells in reserve to speed up writes, and greater total write endurance (they'll last longer). I'd always aim for the next model up.
@pennypincher98: Don't know about other manufacturers but I know with some of the intel ones there's a large amount of slower QLC flash plus a smaller amount of faster SLC flash. The SLC can be used as write cache while it's not needed for storage, once you start to fill the drive more SLC is used for storage instead of cache. Larger drives have more SLC. Here's an explanation: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13078/the-intel-ssd-660p-ssd-...
That comparison is a very poor proxy of real-world performance differences. For most people the BX500 would still be plenty fast, and the difference between it and the MX500 might even never be noticed in day-to-day use. https://www.techpowerup.com/review/crucial-bx500-480-gb/15.h...
How and where?
Futu Online has 20% off their $99 listing ($79.20), free delivery with eBay plus.
Here's a link
@pennypincher98: Thank you!
Is that stacked with the $10 off promo or just the 20% off? I was after this after reading yours and others recommendations on here but it looks like they've sold out of the MX500 500GB..
Futu Online's price comes down to $79.20 - free post for eBay Plus members just incase anyone was looking for one.
MX is faster but pricier.
These BX are meant as a cheap option that compromises on speed. Perfect for when money is really really tight, or as a second SSD when you already have a very fast boot drive SSD, and just need some more storage for your games or whatever.
I've used them as boot drives before and while it's a major upgrade from an old HDD, it's silly really to not get an MX500 or an 860 Evo for the minimal price difference.
As for a games drive, or secondary media drive (in a laptop the durability is good) or even an external drive these are great.
Thank you great price
These BX are like the WD Green, slow in SSD terms especially when you need to deal with big files.
These SSDs are trash. Mine barely lasted 2 weeks before dying without any warning.
sent it back and got a refund
they opened an auction account?
Who is "they", and who cares anyway?
perfect for my ps4 pro tbh thanks op!
This drive is pretty bad for games though. You might wanna consider getting the MX500 for ~$19 more like what the other ozbargainer suggested.
agree if I had a gaming PC but the PS4 can’t even take full advantage of the SSD lol so any cheap one will suffice
Ebayplus 120GB $27.96 / 240GB $35.94
can't buy more than 5 with discount
Well, the obvious solution is to split across two orders.
As for "120GB $27.96 / 240GB $35.94"…. thanks for the random comment.
Isn't this price range the "New" normal price for these brands in the last 6 months?