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Crucial BX500 1TB 2.5" SSD $73 + Delivery ($0 with mVIP/ Pickup) @ Mwave

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Cheap 1TB SSD, not the best performer obviously but a decently reviewed brand name drive.

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  • +3 votes

    This is really good value, it’s $11 shipping to bne but if you spend $200 it’s free but i really don’t want 3 and I just bought a monitor. First world problems

    • +4 votes

      I dont think buying 3 just to get free shipping is a good deal esp if you only need 1.

      • +3 votes

        Sorry my comment did require mind reading, this is going to be sold out soon it’s such a good bargain. I cant think of anything that I need to get with it to make it free shipping. I’m wish this was around when I bought my monitor on Sunday to get free shipping.

    • +1 vote

      Does mwave even have that free shipping over $200 anymore?

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        Can't find it on the website. Should've added the case i commented on another member. Oops!…😭

        • +1 vote

          I think the promo ended on the 11th according to their website.

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            @WinstonWithAY: Cheers. Someone early on, mentioned the free shipping over $200, hence my interest. Still got 3 in the checkout. No great loss, but…😄

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      If we live in the first world they are just problems XD

  • +3 votes

    will that work well as an external storage in an enclosure?

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    How much does this usually retail for?

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      ~$125-150, it seems.

    • +4 votes

      $120 is cheap for these, click on the picture under related products to see old deals. Once $150 was a deal for these. $73 is price error territory

      • +10 votes

        $150 is too steep for this specific SSD tbh

  • +1 vote
    • +2 votes

      More or less the same, both budget dramless

      • +2 votes

        Pretty sure the Seagate actually has a dram cache.

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          Source? I tried looking it up, couldn't find anything confirming (or denying) it.
          I assume it doesn't being a budget range SSD

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    It is not bad, 84 for a 1T SATA SSD.

  • +5 votes

    Cheap but not a very good SSD it becomes slower than a HDD at high workloads. Probably good for storage only. Not as a main drive

    • -2 votes

      I use it as my main C: drive and use a Samsung 860 EVO as the drive for all my games and applications.

      • +8 votes

        I would have that around the other way. Have the O's installed on the better Samsung SSD. I'd put your frequently used applications on that too.

        Games can go on the slower crucial secondary ssd

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      Any reviews you can point me to? I'm just curious, I thought SSDs were implicitly better than mechanical hard disks in all aspects. Might be just me beeing a n00b.

      • +2 votes

        With large writes, a DRAM less drive slows down alot, to the speeds of a well specced HDD.
        They do use far less power, and for most use are far faster than HDD.

        I would not run one as main drive if possible to avoid, as windows should have a page file, and at least some on C:

        Basically this slowdown is a function of native SSDs, but adding DRAM gets around this. The faster the DRAM the less of an issue.

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    I have a 240gb of these and use it as an external drive in an enclosure. Also have the mx version in 500gb and I dont see any difference

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      I notice the difference with large amounts of data transfer. BX500 definitely slows down, I notice it on my PS4 Pro when transferring between external HDD and internal SSD

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    I noticed that this is SATA. Is it worth $50 more for NVme? Is the speed difference noticeable?

    • +1 vote

      Good question, thinking the same

      • +2 votes

        If I remember correctly there isn't that much difference and it's largely unnoticeable in most everyday applications. Could be wrong though

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          Side note: NVMe SSD plugs into PCIe on the motherboard. SATA SSD requires 2 extra cables per drive and more cable management.

          • +1 vote

            @Twix: No it doesn't, it plugs into the M.2 slot… It uses a PCIe lane for its data bus though.

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              @brifog: My apologies, I was just about to edit that bit with M.2 slot via PCIe. Thanks!

            • +1 vote

              @brifog: Unless you’re talking about a specific model, you can get both types of connectors for NVME drives, as well as a handful more in the enterprise space. M.2 would be the most common connector for consumer NVME these days.

    • +10 votes

      It's good as a mass storage drive.

      But not great as a "boot" drive. (for the newbies: a boot drive is what you install your operating system on) Explained here

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/536099#comment-8680019

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        That’s the answer I needed. Thank you scrimshaw 😊

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        Can you recommend a good boot drive?

        I've got a Samsung 860 EVO NVMe but it's too small I need to upgrade

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          860 EVO is not NVMe. It might be m.2, but if so, m2/SATA.

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            @netsurfer: my bad you're right, it's m.2

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              @Nuclearvodka: Do you have another m.2 slot on your motherboard? If yes, do you know which m.2 slot you plugged your 860 EVO to? The one directly to CPU (would be overkill given it is SATA3 so it would still go via chipset) or chipset?

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                @netsurfer: Be aware the 860 Evo comes in models with an M.2 connector and in models with a SATA connector.

                Check your motherboard’s manual for the best position for your situation. SATA is going to go via the chipset all the time and usually a sata port is disabled when using an m.2 sata drive as they both go to the same port on the chipset.

        • +1 vote

          Right now, there is no special promotion from Samsung or Crucial for their mainstream 1TB SATA offerings (Samsung 860 EVO, Crucial MX500). If you must get one now:

          Kingston 1TB A2000 : m.2/NVMe
          WD Blue SN500 1TB : m.2/NVMe
          Samsung 860 EVO 1TB : SATA

          While there are some decent 1TB NVMe SSDs priced lower than SATA SSDs, make sure you still have another m.2 slot and you want to let the slot connected to the CPU to have the NVMe SSD, and let your current m.2/SATA SSD run on the one wired to the motherboard chipset. Best option is to wait for a good bargain. You did not buy any from Boxing Day sale last year so you don't really need one right away.

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            @netsurfer: Thanks I'm thinking of getting that deal for my games, and I might wait to upgrade my boot drive

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    thanks been looking for some - ordered two

  • +1 vote

    Anyone else having issue whereby getting order over $200 for Melb doesn't give free shipping option?

    • +2 votes

      it works on the final page of checkout

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        Thanks, but no luck it seems for me. I get to final payment and shipping charge is still there

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          Same. Wants almost $15 Auspost. Where does it show free shipping over $200…?

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    Great if you want to store 1 or two modern games on it.

    • +4 votes

      Sliiiiiight exaggeration.

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    Would it impact game performance if you were launching a game off this SSD.

    • +1 vote

      SSDs, even this cheap one are generally better at reading lots of small files (high IOPS). Spinning disks do ok with large files. This particular disk is going to potentially be much slower when writing large files, but should be reasonable for loading most game as they’re almost always just read operations. Game performance isn’t usually impacted much other than loading speed.

  • +4 votes

    Good enough for a game drive? The nephew bugs the hell out of me everytime fortnite gets an update

    • +2 votes

      It’s good enough for a game drive but it’s not going to cut down download time for updates.

    • +2 votes

      Not sure about Fortnite but for most games you're more likely to be bottlenecked by your internet speed than your disk speed for game updates.

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        I meant that he's out of space on the 240gb.
        I was just worried that this would suck in terms of performance. For the price it's hard to pass up.

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          For the price it's hard to pass up.

          Just do it.

        • +1 vote

          In that case go for it.

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            @FireRunner: Damn, chores got the better of me and I missed it. Oh well he'll just have to wait a little longer.

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              @AEKaBeer: Grab a 2TB… Believe me 1TB is too small

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                @Bamboozle: It definitely is too small, I have 3x1tb and a 500gb SSDs in my main pc and all are close to full.

                However, in the case of my nephew, he uses his pc almost exclusively for fortnite, rocket league and GTA. He has roughly 50GB free, but fortnite's major updates are basically a reinstallation of the whole game (about 60-70GB). I ask him to just uninstall the game rather than update but he's new to PC gaming and gets frustrated with the extra steps when compared to using a console.

                • +1 vote

                  @AEKaBeer: You're lucky, he's an easy kid. My son likes games such as Ark (and its variants), the base game is over 300gb and the DLCs add several hundred again

  • +2 votes

    bought 3

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    This would be an infinite improvement over any 5400 RPM HDD, right?

    Plan to use as a game drive.

    • +6 votes

      Not infinite

      But many times improved

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        This guy does maths

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      126 on amazon

  • +3 votes

    Couldn't resist bought one for no good reason

    • +1 vote

      same here :)))

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        Now I have a watch and an SSD I don't need being shipped to my house. Thanks ozbargain

        • +1 vote

          I can buy it off you!

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    Ok honestly. Is it OK for these in a PS4 nowadays. Or with their poor sustain writes performance really make them just good for storage and not much else?

    • +2 votes

      Gotta be better than spinning disks surely

    • +1 vote

      Despite its poor sustained write performance, it still beats the laptop size HDD in PS4/PS4 Pro. Most of the time, when gaming, it is the read speed that matters.

      You wouldn't be moving games from PS4 internal HDD to SSD a lot. Also, I don't think your NBN is fast enough to make you feel this SSD writes slow. It's still NBN that's slower. Also, PS4 only supports USB 3.0/3.1 gen 1.

      However, for a bit of forward looking, you should be moving to PS5, so investing on PS4 isn't that wise. I guess at this price, the SSD is quite cheap.

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        Yeah fair point. Just looking to get a little more performance until ps5 stock is reasonable. Got one just cause for price lol.

    • +1 vote

      This drive or a 860 QVO is perfectly fine for the PS4, PS4 Pro or the PS5 backwards compatibility mode.

      The PS4 and PS4 Pro cannot access anywhere near the full performance of faster SATA SSD's, so slower ones are just fine. PS5 in backwards compatibility doesn't get full access to the PS5 performance and replicates a lot of the PS4 systems, as such, the boot and load times cannot utilise the PS5 faster storage performance. I use an external 'slower' SSD for PS4 games on the PS5 and the boot times are still significanty faster than the HDD on the PS4 Pro, and with testing there is almost no difference in load times between the super fast internal PS5 SSD and the slower external SATA SSD.

      Evidence:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gztuXT20UE&t=295s

  • +1 vote

    When I check out it come to $129…. what did I do wrong?

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      Same

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        Maybe it just went up? Mine definitely was $87.77 with postage to Melb including the mwave insurance thingy

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          Yeah tried adding another to cart and it said $129. Shit out of luck I guess.

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          on the page still said $73… but when u about to pay it become

          Items (1): $129.00
          Delivery Cost: $10.95
          Transit Cover: $0.00
          Mwave Dollars: -$0.00
          Bank Transaction Fee: $1.40
          Total inc GST: $141.35

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      Other OZBers were faster than you. Sold out at discounted price.

  • +2 votes

    it shows $79 in my cart, but after I made the payment, they charged $129 from my bank account

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      Surely not, I used PayPal and my PayPal receipt says the lower price

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        Because you bought earlier.

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          Lol I know the price has changed dude, but either way final confirmation screens and what's charged to your account should not differ under any circumstances. I do understand if a catalogue page differs from a cart/confirmation page though (like this case)

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            @Dvbargain: Every AU retailer's Web site is perfect? We are talking about a deal that's posted on OZB.

          • +2 votes

            @Dvbargain: on paypal final payment screen it shows $73.73, but after payment made it was showing $130.29, lucky I got the screenshot of that

    • +2 votes

      Can confirm; now showing $129 on checkout as of ~09:30 PM AEDT.
      They probably saw the influx of orders and panicked.
      OZBargained!

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        Might have been pricing error. Let's see if they get cancelled

    • +1 vote

      That is why I prefer PayPal when possible - you see the real price you will be charged instead of letting the company scam you and charge whatever they want and not what is displayed.

  • +1 vote

    Lol lucky got one in at 927pm. Let’s see if they honour it.

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      Same.
      I got the email at 8.28pm Brisbane time.
      Hopefully it's all good