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Crucial MX500 500GB (SATA 2.5-Inch) $79 Delivered @ Amazon AU


500GB 2.5-inch internal SSD, SATA 6.0Gb/s, 560 MB/s Read, 510 MB/s Write

Best bang for buck SSD at a good price.

1TB: $158.

Both appear to be sold direct from Amazon AU (as opposed to 3rd party seller).

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  • what's the difference between MX500 and BX500?

  • Unless you need it now, maybe wait and see if Seagate 120s will drop in price. Similar performance but almost double the TBW 180 vs 300.

    And they are only 88 right now https://www.centrecom.com.au/seagate-barracuda-120-25-sata-5..., so with Blues dropping as well, its probably only a matter of time that the 120 drops.

    • Similar performance but almost double the TBW 180 vs 300.

      Absolutely irrelevant for anyone using these at home. Just buy whatever is the cheapest at the time.

      As demonstrated in this SSD endurance benchmark from 2015, the rated TBW estimates are highly conservative and in real-world usage virtually all consumer SSDs surpass their rated endurance specifications, sometimes by a factor of 2-5 times (one model in that comparison even managed to exceed one petabyte written before failing), and those were SSDs from several generations ago now.

      Most home users with SSD boot drives are not exceeding a few terabytes written per year.

      • Not if you fill it to the brim and it have to write over the same cell over and over, as it doesn't have the space to wear level properly. OP is only like 12gbs on 500 drives.

        Better endurance is always better.

        • That's not how SSDs work. Data at rest is constantly shifted between NAND cells all the time, even if the SSD is near capacity, plus there's over-provisioning set aside specifically for wear-levelling purposes. See these explanations here.

          Otherwise SSDs would constantly run into the very problem that you've described where 5% of the NAND cells could be doing 100% of the writes when the SSD is close to capacity, and thus prematurely reaching their maximum write/erase cycles before the rest of the cells.

  • Was $89 yesterday.

  • Correct me if I'm wrong, but surely the 1tb for $158 is a terrible choice compared to the 1tb A2000? Assuming you have a slot to take an nvme

    The speed quoted above is 560 read 510write compared to 2200 read and 2000 write.
    Plus it's cheaper


  • How would I use this with my 27” iMac with 2tb fusion drive, it has 128gb ssd. I keep reading people are using these instead of swapping to all ssd but not sure how.
    Pleas explain?

    • I bought the 1tb mx500 and installed it into my 2015 imac . Took out the 1tb fusion drive.
      I followed a youtube video. You need to take off the display panel to get underneath and install the SSD.
      it was a pain in the ass.
      You also have to buy a sticker adhesive kit to replace all the stuff you're ripping out.
      In terms of performance, everything runs fast. Osx boots up around 5 seconds or so. Alot better than the fusion drive.
      So im happy and advise to do it.. follow a video or pay someone to do it?

    • With the Fusion Drive, you would replace the mechanical hard drive with an SSD.

      If you did this, your computer would have two hard drives.

      Then, it would be up to you how you want to partition the drives eg operating system on the 128GB drive and files on the other drive. Or you could partition the computer so that it sees both drives as one big one drive etc.

      As others have said, there are plenty of very good YouTube videos on how to do this. Just search for the year of your iMac (I upgraded my 2014 iMac with this SSD via a YouTube video).

      Hope this helps.

  • Good price - I paid $107 for this in May

  • I remember newegg had a deal 2 years ago, got this exact same SSD for $68 which is pretty funny. Still a good deal for today's pricing and got one for a second pc im building. Thanks OP.

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  • The 1tb isn't much of a deal. I just saw umart and shopping express are the same or a few bucks cheaper.

  • Just wondering if this is compatible to old laptop using 2.5 inch hdd.

  • Thanks OP. Good price.

  • Thanks OP. I didn't need the 500gb, only a 250gb, and the price of that drive at $57 from the same deal was the cheapest I could find presently.

  • Available again

  • Amazon Prime delivery by Fastway is very very slow two days still waiting for my Samsung SSD, said Out for Delivery two days.

    My eBay order, ordered late and arrived faster by auspost.