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Crucial MX500 2TB SSD $238.80 + $7.72 Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

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Deal of the Day.

Arrives 13 - 15 April (8 - 13 April for Prime).

According to Camel camel camel the cheapest it's been from Amazon (if I'm reading it correctly)

• 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
• Crucial 5-year limited warranty

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  • +2 votes

    This vs shoving in a 2TB Barracuda for gaming storage? Will I notice the difference for the price.

    • +12 votes

      Yes

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      I'm not an expert but mostly just the loading times. Performance wise I've yet to feel the difference.

      • +3 votes

        I think some open world games benefit from ssd speeds.
        I've also found some games that used to stutter when loading up new textures or sounds on HDD don't do so on SSD.

        • +1 vote

          Cyberpunk. I thought WTF why is it so bad, and then I realised that installed it into my HDD. Reinstalled on SSD and it worked smoothly (for all 1 and a half hours of gameplay lol)

    • +3 votes

      I have noticed huge difference in loading speeds between my SSD and Barracuda.

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      Depends on the game, larger games with more frequent loading should benefit more from this

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP … been waiting for a decent 2TB SSD Deal to pop up and finally bit the bullet.

  • +2 votes

    I've got a few .MX 500 and 1tb health dip 91% short.of a yr without doing any intensive writes. I'm done with them.

    • +1 vote

      How much writes have you done, the health is pretty much just inversely proportional TBW over rated TBW.

      I have done 14TB out of the 200TB on the P1 and health report is 97% via Crystal Disk. The other factors are power on hours, power cycles etc but the main one is the writes.

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      Try turn off system hibernation and page file?

    • +1 vote

      Probably time based than use indicators

    • -1 vote

      Taking 10 years to wear down ur ssd is pretty reasonable IMO. This is also 2tb, so you are looking at 20 years… Blanket statements like that aren't really helpful

      I usually have around 20gb of stuff in memory (thx google chrome) when I hibernate. It wears down my ssd surprisingly fast. At the rate I'm doing it, will last me ~6 years and I've got 1tb too.

    • +1 vote

      Sorry when I say I'm done with them.. I meant to say I'm done with Crucial. I have a heap load of Samsung Evo's, pros, dct, adata, Kingston, SanDisk, wd.

      I did have an mx300 from 5 or so years ago still 95% done only 14.8TB..

      They don t make them like that anymore on these crucials. The ones I have a gripe over have only done approx 4TB on the 1tb drives and 2.8TB on the 500GB.

      • +1 vote

        I managed to find the spec sheet for it, here are the numbers. Wasn't easy to find this detail.

        MX500 Endurance

        250GB drive: 100TB Total Bytes
        Written (TBW), equal to 54GB
        per day for 5 years

        500GB drive: 180TB Total Bytes
        Written (TBW), equal to 98GB
        per day for 5 years

        1TB drive: 360TB Total Bytes
        Written (TBW), equal to 197GB
        per day for 5 years

        2TB drive: 700TB Total Bytes
        Written (TBW), equal to 383GB
        per day for 5 years

        The WD Blue SSD range - 1TB has a 400 TBW rating, 200 TBW on the 500GB model and 100 TBW on the 250GB mode

        For comparison, here is Samsung's 860 Evo

        250GB 5 years or 150 TB TBW
        500GB 5 years or 300 TB TBW
        1TB 5 years or 600 TB TBW
        2TB 5 years or 1,200 TB TBW
        4TB 5 years or 2,400 TB TBW

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      What tool are you using id?

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        SSD life, crystaldisk, Manufactures apps and a few others I've tried.

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      Adding stats for mine.
      2TB drive, over 1 yr old, 212 power cycles, 1740 hrs on, 3382 GB writes.
      Crystal Disnk info claiming 100%
      Using it as a games drive, no hibernate or swap on it, just install games a leave them.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, got one

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    the urge to buy just because it's a bargain is insane. pls help.

    • +1 vote

      i am pretty sure they still give you Acronis TrueImage with the SSD installed which allows you to clone your current disk and swap to the new disk for free. best help i can offer sorry.

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    Can’t use Amazon AU gift cards, bought via Suncorp? :(

    • +1 vote

      Why not? You use that to add to your balance, not redeeming it as a voucher at check out.

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    Could someone tell me the difference with this one https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-BX500-2TB-2-5-SATA3/dp/B07...

    • +1 vote

      BX500 is DRAMless. Different class of SSD.

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        which is better ? i want one to put into my laptop .

        Thanks in advance

        • +2 votes

          MX500 is better. Same class as Samsung 860 Evo

        • +1 vote

          The MX500 is a lot better as your main drive.

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          me no think thisll fit in a laptop though

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      BX500 is DRAMless

    • +1 vote

      BX500 is DRAMless, slower than MX500

      • +1 vote

        Thanks its much appreciated.

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        Only slower if it's cached. DRAM is cache only.

    • +1 vote

      I have installed a few BX500 into customers machines when Centrecom were out of stock of the MX500.

      After a few months they become painfully slow, one person I had put a BX500 into her laptop and with light use over 6 months it became so slow that it would take 6 minutes to boot into Windows 10 desktop on an SSD. The file copy operations were slower than a hard drive at this point too, averaging around 20-30MB/s sequential write. Avoid BX500 at all costs. If the store is out of MX500 I just get WD Blue 500GB SSD now as it is very comparable to the MX500.

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        That doesn't make sense. BX drive are slow on large sequential writes. Something else is wrong if it takes that long to load. Doubt it was the harddrive unless it was faulty…which is possible if the batch of DRAM was failing all over the place.

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          Yeah I think it was definitely faulty, I took it back to Centrecom and they gave me a Seagate Barracuda SSD as a replacement. No idea about the quality of it but I think it's also cheap dramless SSD.

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    samsung t5 was selling at about the same price

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      To use that in your device you would most likely need an MSATA to SATA adaptor such as this

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mSATA-SSD-to-2-5-SATA-Hard-Disk-...

      Since most computers made in the last 5yrs won't have MSATA ports anymore (long since replaced with m.2 sockets)

      You could use this sort of adaptor though if your laptop has no 2.5" bay and supports SATA m2:

      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/mSATA-to-M-2-NGFF-SATA-SSD-Conve...

      Very easy to get the drive out of the Samsung T5 at least, the two ends of the case actually just have stickers on them and if you peel it back carefully you will see 2 small screws on each end, using a jewelers screwdriver set or laptop repair kit you can take out the screws then the drive just slides out and can be taken out to put into one of the 2 adaptors above.

      Those 2 eBay links are not an indication of best deal, just the first thing that came up for me when I searched for those particular adaptors and I don't endorse either seller (2nd link is from China, better to find a local seller for postage speed)

  • +2 votes

    I'm still using my crucial m4 128gb as my Windows drive. About 10yo, so I don't know for the mx500 but I had very good experience with that brand.

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      Any ssd is a massive improvement over mechanical for os diminished returns after.

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    Its getting cheapper

    • +1 vote

      yep, keep waiting for ever and they will be cheaper again…or buy now and enjoy it.

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        Yer, 6 months will be under $200……. :)

  • +1 vote

    Tempting to put in my aging PS4 Pro given it will be awhile before I finally get a PS5…..

  • -1 vote

    Guys need some advice. Is this good?
    Or is the WD Passport Go 2TB better? Its for 212$ on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com.au/Western-Digital-Passport-Portable-...

    P.S. I already have a 2.5" SATA case for external drive.
    Thanks!

    • +4 votes

      This is a much much much much much much much much better drive.

      The Go range is just plain rubbish.

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      This is far better, but if you're just using it to load movies and such off both will be good enough options. This is better if you're going to do gaming or use it as an OS drive.

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        Thanks for the reply.
        Found the write speed for the WD Go is about 100Mbps, so not that great.
        Main use is to to just use is it as a backup disk; mainly for files and documents and occasionally some VMs.

        • +1 vote

          It's not only the speed but also access time that's important.

        • +1 vote

          If you're running VMs, I think SSD is the way to go.

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        What about to replace my crap HDD, can't stand its spinning noise and "lagged out" issue anymore.

  • +1 vote

    Got one thank-you :)

  • +1 vote

    The 4tb Samsung deal the other week for 313 after cashback makes this look like not a very good deal 🤔

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      Do you have the link to that deal?

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      Yeah, that deal was insane. I couldn't help myself even though I still have ~1.5tb of ssd space left on my computer.

      With shopback gift card cashback, it goes down to ~$285. Cashback on GC gets approved much fast as well, mine was approved just today

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        i just put my cashback application in today. had 2tb of ssd space before, now 6 😂

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      Yes I was going to buy that one but I could not verify my account quick enough.

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        Could've used eBay gift card as the payment method instead of Afterpay, worked for it and was instant.