The WD Blue is pretty much the Crucial MX500, they both have TLC NAND and a DDR3 cache. The MX500 might be a tiiiny bit better in synthetics but that's the only difference, I'd save the $10.
WD Blue 2.5"
WD Blue M.2
Crucial MX500 2.5"
Crucial MX500 M.2 IN FEW STORES ONLY
Oops forgot about that.
or this one for $165 better than the WD Blue and MX500 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Seagate-Barracuda-120-1TB-SSD-2-...
What makes you say better?
Slightly better than the MX500 according to TPU for most tests, though 4K random reads are in favour of the MX500.
@Rajeh: there is nothing faster on the MX500 compared to the barracuda 120
@UrbionPT: I can't trust Userbenchmark. Too much variation between user's configs. So for something like an SSD I only trust proper reviewers who test in controlled environments with the same equipment.
I'm not associated by the way
The Crucial MX 1TB fluctuates in price slightly on Amazon, but worth keeping an eye on;
One difference between the two is, WD=3years vs Crucial=5years warranties
I'd pay the extra $10 for the 2 more extra warranty years.
Thanks, this is by far the most significant difference.
If you're looking at m.2 drives and your motherboard supports NVMe, I'd go for the Kingston A2000 1TB which CentreCom have for $165 > https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/550660
Found this on Saveonit….although it’s a BX500 not an MX500
It’s only $129…. is there much difference between them both?
Massive. BX500 has no DRAM cache, so it will be a fair bit slower and have a much shorter lifespan. I don't recommend these unless you are on an extremely tight budget.
Ok will x that off the list. Cheers.