2 TB Crucial MX500 - £187.97 @ Amazon
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2 TB Crucial MX500 - £187.97 @ Amazon

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Posted 1st AugEdited by:"Whammerhead"
Lowest I've seen at Amazon UK for a while - frustration-free packaging option
Edit: Now includes standard packaging for same price
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  • Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95/90k 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 packaging depicted in product collateral)

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I remember paying x4 the price for a Crucial MX500 which has 1/4 the storage space. Technology, eh.
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I remember paying x4 the price for a Crucial MX500 which has 1/4 the storage space. Technology, eh.
Great price for a fantastic drive, about £7 less than I paid last month when it was cheapest.
This or WD Blue?
mtodak01/08/2020 14:26

Whats the diffrence then ?


Warranty length; MX500 = 5 yrs v WD Blue = 3yrs
Edited by: "Whammerhead" 1st Aug
And Crucial support Vs WD support. I'd go with the former personally.

Super Heat, Get!
chischis01/08/2020 14:54

And Crucial support Vs WD support. I'd go with the former personally.Super …And Crucial support Vs WD support. I'd go with the former personally.Super Heat, Get!



Whammerhead01/08/2020 14:41

Warranty length; MX500 = 5 yrs v WD Blue = 3yrs


So it has nothing to do with controller type, speeds, performance?
I have the 500gb installed in my iMac so far so good, very quick :-) if you need the extra space then it’s a no brainier.
Edited by: "savedosh2day" 1st Aug
mtodak01/08/2020 15:16

So it has nothing to do with controller type, speeds, performance?



Fairly similar spec
I installed the 500GB version into my 7 year old Toshiba C850 laptop and what a difference it has made!
Boot time from power on to Windows desktop now takes about 20 seconds instead of around 2 minutes.
Shutting down is now almost instant at about 2-3 seconds.
Crucial controllers are brilliant and rarely fault, I would always choose crucial over WD
MX500 is slightly better than WD Blue, but real-world performance will be marginal enough that you should get the WD Blue if it is 10-20% cheaper.
Whammerhead01/08/2020 14:41

Warranty length; MX500 = 5 yrs v WD Blue = 3yrs


WD Blue 3D also has a 5 year warranty.
Diogenes00702/08/2020 08:01

Buy this....no brainer. …Buy this....no brainer. https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/WD-Blue-3D-2TB-vs-Crucial-MX500-2TB/m373739vsm421719


Blue cost me £11 less than the price Amazon are asking for the MX500, userbenchmark is a guide, not gospel
cyclonus1002/08/2020 08:54

Blue cost me £11 less than the price Amazon are asking for the MX500, …Blue cost me £11 less than the price Amazon are asking for the MX500, userbenchmark is a guide, not gospel


Have you got any other benchmark comparison sites you use? Always happy to broaden knowledge....
Diogenes00702/08/2020 09:08

Have you got any other benchmark comparison sites you use? Always happy …Have you got any other benchmark comparison sites you use? Always happy to broaden knowledge....


When weighing up anything a simple google with the term "vs" brings up other options beside userbenchmark.
Was using a GTX 980 so some of the GTX 1660 cards looked reasonable only to find out that i would have been spending £200+ on a GFX card "upgrade" that was more of a sideways step.
Got myself an amazing deal on a new 1080ti in the end.
I do use UBM in addition to other sources out there. Google really is your best friend when comparing anything, providing you look at more than one source
This or 860 evo?
I was unable to clone a 500GB 850 Evo SATA to a 1TB NVME, cannot remember the make but tried several different methods and never had trouble cloning SATA HDD to SATA SSD before, but it could not get the clone to boot. If I want to clone the 500 GB 850 Evo to another boot drive, am I better with a more expensive 2TB 860 Evo because I can use Samsung Magician or this?
Edited by: "johnbanks509511" 2nd Aug
cyclonus1002/08/2020 10:33

When weighing up anything a simple google with the term "vs" brings up …When weighing up anything a simple google with the term "vs" brings up other options beside userbenchmark.Was using a GTX 980 so some of the GTX 1660 cards looked reasonable only to find out that i would have been spending £200+ on a GFX card "upgrade" that was more of a sideways step.Got myself an amazing deal on a new 1080ti in the end.I do use UBM in addition to other sources out there. Google really is your best friend when comparing anything, providing you look at more than one source


Very familiar with Google. Was hoping you would provide details of one you recommend over the one I suggested, which shows a comprehensive comparison of speeds.
Edited by: "Diogenes007" 2nd Aug
If I'm going to use this as a backup and not boot drive (I'm using a pcie 4.0 nvme corsair), is there much benefit it this over the corsair one from amazon Germany on the other deal?
Had one for almost 2 years, no problems at all. Cost £210 which was discounted then, so this seems a bargain comparatively.
johnbanks50951102/08/2020 16:04

I was unable to clone a 500GB 850 Evo SATA to a 1TB NVME, cannot remember …I was unable to clone a 500GB 850 Evo SATA to a 1TB NVME, cannot remember the make but tried several different methods and never had trouble cloning SATA HDD to SATA SSD before, but it could not get the clone to boot. If I want to clone the 500 GB 850 Evo to another boot drive, am I better with a more expensive 2TB 860 Evo because I can use Samsung Magician or this?


Its probably because the drives use different block sizes, so you cant just copy the bits directly from one drive to another and expect it to boot. I’m not exactly sure why this is a problem, but i’ve seen it discussed several times.
hiburn808/08/2020 12:21

Its probably because the drives use different block sizes, so you cant …Its probably because the drives use different block sizes, so you cant just copy the bits directly from one drive to another and expect it to boot. I’m not exactly sure why this is a problem, but i’ve seen it discussed several times.


However, you wont have that problem copying to an mx500 2tb
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