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Back Order: Crucial MX500 1TB SSD $124.77 + Delivery ($0 Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Great price on this SSD.

  • Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95k/90k on all file types
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
  • Integrated Power Loss Immunity preserves all Your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
  • AES 256 bit hardware based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
  • Product ships in Amazon Certified frustration Free Packaging (may differ from Retail Packaging depicted in product collateral)

Edit 7/1: Now $123.36 (Was $124.95)

11-Jan-2021 Price increased again $124.77 due to currency fluctuations. Estimated Dispatch date is March 10th

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  • +4 votes

    That's cheap if you don't mind waiting. Paid $135 for mine from Amazon UK

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      If you add shipping it’s very close. Not much of a deal unless you have prime.

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        anything stopping u from signing up to prime then cancelling straight after you order?

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          nope it should work

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      Ordered one a few days before Xmas. It'll be arriving tomorrow.

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        I ordered one on 26 Dec after seeing an OzBargain post and it arrived yesterday (from UK)

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          Did you sanitize the package before and after you opened it?

  • +1 vote

    Could someone please recommend a USB enclosure for this, ideally USB Type-C and with TRIM support?

    • +9 votes

      I used to use a cardboard box 😳

    • +9 votes

      Not sure about TRIM support, but orico enclosures are good. Available from Aliexpress or locally for a bit more.

      Do NOT buy simplecom brand, they are trash

      • +2 votes

        All my transparent Orico have TRIM.

        • +1 vote

          hi, I have clear Orico enclosures for SSD's, and run 64 bit Windows 10 Pro. So when I go into File Explorer to optimize an enclosed SSD in Orico. via drive properties/tools/optimize, Explorer shows HDD due to the USB 3.0 SCSI driver connection. Only defragmentation is available not Trim. Defragmentation is no useful for SSD's. Could you tell me how you have Trim with your Orico/SDD drives.
          thanks

          • +1 vote

            @tazmoi-1: Are you on the Windows 10 2004 build? Defrag/TRIM for that build is stuffed. I'll check my portable SSDs during the week as they're in my work toolkit to see 😉

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              @Clear: Yes, I have version 20H2, build 19042.685. File Explorer trim function works fine my internal SSD connected through Sata data cable, but not on usb 3 connected drives.

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        What's wrong with them?

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          Simplecom USB C enclosure only gave me usb 2 speeds. I ended up throwing it away.

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            @Shacktool: I have one here, just tested it.

            I have an old 256gb SSD in the enclosure. I mean real old. Like, years. Hard Disk Sentinel says it's power on time is more than 694 days and that 202% of the rated lifetime has been used.

            Transferred a 5gb file from my slowest HDD, got 335mb/s the whole way.

            So seems to be working ok for me. Not sure about longevity as I've only had it a few weeks but the speed is there.

            • +1 vote

              @Sxio: I've got one of the white Simplecom 2.5" enclosures that's housed my 1TB Samsung 850 EVO for several years. Speeds are fine.

    • +2 votes

      Or you can use a SATA power to USB 3.0 cable. You can get that for <$10

    • +14 votes

      Why not go for Samsung T5 when on sale? Cost of this plus the enclosure ends up being more expensive. Also T5 is tiny in comparison to this.

    • +6 votes

      I swear by these UGreen enclosures. I've been using this particular one for some time and it's been serving me quite well. https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07L4LYVC6/ref=ppx_yo_d...

      • +4 votes

        I like ugreen, everything I have from cables to card readers work flawlessly and is good quality from what I can see

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    Thanks OP! Nabbed one :) good thing I waited

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    I purchased 500GB version for $95 six months ago, and it was pretty good price back then.

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    Should i get this or a two terabyte Hard drive for my pc?

    • +5 votes

      This for sure. And buy a second later or use external hdd if you need media storage.

      • +1 vote

        this is for media storage.

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      The 2TB crucial was $268 a couple days ago, added it to my cart and then every time I went back to amazon… there's been a change to your cart and it went to $287, $298, $307, $330, $334… wtf.
      Also had the samsung 860 evo, and that stayed @ $304.

      • +1 vote

        Last week bought an item for $70 (with "1 left in stock"), discovered by chance it dropped to $30 the day after I ordered (back in stock), cancelled order in process of being shipped. When my cancelled item returned to their inventory, the price went back to $70. Amazon US was the seller in all cases.

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    Good value!

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    ahhh I paid 133aud on 23rd Dec. And now, the ssd itself is still in the UK…ToT

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      Are you able to cancel your order and place a new order now?

      • +1 vote

        Unfortunately I can’t. The parcel has been ‘sent’ to carrier company since 31st Dec.
        Have contacted with Amazon. They only apologized and said ‘would try our best to delivery your goods on time’.
        But you know because of the covid, I think I only could wait.

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          That sucks. Usually deliveries from UK are quite fast.

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            @bajirao: Most ironically, the same day I bought a CPU fan from another site overseas. This fan cost me 3AUD (including the delivery fee). The website remained me that the expected delivery date was 30-50 days after the payment, but it arrived today! But the 'expedited' SSD I bought as a Prime member hasn't left the UK yet. LOL

  • +1 vote

    Would someone be kind enough to comment on how this compares to an entry level NVME card like the Kingston A2000?
    Thanks!

    • +4 votes

      Main difference between any SATA SSD & NVME SSD is the read/write speeds.

      For instance the A2000 is roughly 4x faster in both read/write speeds than the MX500, mostly due to the interface.

      Sometimes you don't have the luxury of using an NVME drive so SATA is your only option.

      • +1 vote

        It's why it's handy to have $20 pci-e adapters for nvme drives.

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          For PC's yes, won't work in a laptop though. ;-)

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            @Dreamcazman: You can get USB-C 20gbps adapter to run it but they are rather expensive (around $40). I'm thinking of getting one for my Windows ISOs, can write Sergei Windows PE onto it then put the various Windows 10 ISOs onto the drive.

  • +1 vote

    Is this the same or better than the previous Samsung SSD 1TB deal at HN/Officeworks?

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    Is this better than a SATA HDD? I mean, it's still the same SATA III 6Gb/s interface, right?

    • +1 vote

      Significantly better than a SATA HDD. HDD don't even get close to saturating the 6Gb/s interface and also have much higher seek times (because it has to literally spin the disk and move the head to read the data).

    • +1 vote

      The interface might be 6 Gb per second but no physical hard drive will reach anywhere near that kind of speed

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    Great deal! Was eyeing this off the other day for more money but decided to wait. And to think I was considering WD green for $115 as well 😂 bought one, thanks OP!

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    Can anyone please confirm if this is supported in Samsung Magician?

  • +2 votes

    Legitimate question - I understand that there is still a massive market for SATA drives, but what I don't understand is why SATA drives still cost as much as NVME drives (i.e. P1 1TB is a few cents under $130 right now). Been looking at getting a big SATA SSD but the ozb in me can't stand to pay the same price for a drive that is 4x slower.

    • +1 vote

      P1 isn't a good example, since it is QLC. Once the drive is full, its sustained read/write drops below MX500. However, there are some cheap and good NVMe TLC SSDs.

      The cost of materials is probably the same. SATA3 SSDs do need to come with a case (NVMe SSDs tend to be just naked drive). Also, with a larger board, SATA3 SSDs generally don't run into thermal issue (also the limited bandwidth means the SSDs aren't really pushed that hard).

      It's important to look past sequential read/write performance (of the SLC cache - to be fair SATA3 TLC SSDs cheat that way too). For most people, you won't really be able to benefit from NVMe SSDs. To write 2000MB/s to NVMe SSD, you need another NVMe SSD. How many of us have USB 3.1 gen 2 external NVMe SSDs (and that generally tops out at around 1000MB/s)? Does Windows 10 boot 4X faster on P1 vs MX500? No. Most games don't load faster. Sequential read/write isn't everything, especially if that's SLC cache speed, rather than the true NAND speed.

      If you can and want to go all NVMe SSDs, that's fine. However, with motherboards having 4-6 SATA ports, it is enticing for people to get a few SATA3 SSDs. Also, older systems may not have m.2 slots.

    • +1 vote

      why SATA drives still cost as much as NVME drives

      The most expensive bit in SSD is the flash memory. SATA / NVMe is the plumbing on how to get data in/out from the flash drive to the motherboard and the cost of the plumbing is not much different between SATA / NVMe.

      SATA is slower because its a retrofit from high latency spinning rust HDD. NVMe is designed from the ground up specifically only for flash storage.

  • +4 votes

    Just got it For $123.36 Same link as Original Post.

  • +1 vote

    I use these and Samsung EVOs. Can't tell the difference. Never had an issue with either and been using them for years.

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    Please suggest if it can be used to replace 256gb SDD in old MacAir? Thanks.

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      Nope, they mostly used proprietary connectors (if at all), check ifixit or similar for a tear down

  • +1 vote

    If you're a newbie like me, be aware that this drive does not come with a SATA III cable or any kind of enclosure for mounting in a PC - if you need those you will need to buy them seperately. Most veteran PC builders probably know this! :) This is still a really great deal though and I'm thinking about buying another.

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    For a PC with an empty M.2 slot would this be better?

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-NAND-NVMe-PCIe-M-2/dp/B07J...

    thanks

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      Yes and no

      Yes it is faster if you only move large files around, but for gaming and daily use it would make near zero difference
      I also would opt to put a faster drive in my M.2 drives but that is just my personal preference. I have only 2 M.2 drives whilst i have 6 sata interfaces so i would rather opt for this

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      I'd get one of these for an M.2 slot. It's cheap (usually can be found for <$135) and is TLC.
      https://www.amazon.com.au/Kingston-Internal-Security-SA2000M...

      https://www.umart.com.au/Kingston-1TB-A2000-M-2-NVMe-SSD_522...

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      Depends on whether you will fill the drive quickly or not. P1 is QLC NAND so its sustained read/write does drop a lot once the drive is close to full.
      However, generally, you would leave at least 10% free for SSD (or at least try to).

      It also depends on which "free" m.2 slot. If it is the main slot (which is wired to CPU), technically, you might want to go for something better. If it is the slot managed by the chipset, unless it is X570, then I guess you "could" get a cheap NVMe m.2. It does depend on the PC / laptop too. If it isn't the latest and greatest or your secondary PC/laptop, it is understandable that you want to spend as little as possible. P1 is interesting. Its peak performance is attractive due to its price, but its worst case performance is worse than a quality SATA3 TLC SSD.

  • +1 vote

    FYI, MSY has it for $134 pickup with local warranty.

    For $25 more you get the Samsung Evo 860.

    Which one to buy… dilemmas

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      MSY site shows $158 for me?

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        $158 for Evo 860 1tb
        $134 for Mx500 1tb

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          Strange. It's definitely $158 for both for me.

          Crucial 2.5" MX500 1TB (CT1000MX500SSD1) SATA3 Solid State Drive SSD
          $158.00 Old price: $164.00

          Samsung 860 EVO (MZ-76E1T0BW) 1TB SATA III SSD Solid State Drive
          $158.00 Old price: $172.00

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            @Hazza: See computer parts PDF for updated prices

  • +1 vote

    Now down to $122.68!

    • +2 votes

      cancelled and reordered for the 3rd time, thanks lol

  • +1 vote

    So this is available to buy again from OP link @ $124.77 but no stock till Feb 25.

    The good news is the listing under "Standard Packaging" is available a little sooner from Jan 24 and at an even $122.