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480GB Crucial BX200 SSD @ Amazon for £92.99
480GB Crucial BX200 SSD @ Amazon for £92.99

480GB Crucial BX200 SSD @ Amazon for £92.99

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500GB drives have been cheaper but possibly the cheapest half Terabyte drive at the moment at 19p per GB. There's 11 in stock at time of posting.

The drive also comes with Acronis True Image so you can copy your OS over to the new drive if you don't want to re-install everything.

Box Contains:

1 x Crucial box

2.5-inch (7mm) SSD

9.5mm adapter bracket

Acronis True Image HD software certificate for free data transfer

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Nice find op, really good deal considering the prices of ssd's are ment to be on a rise. In advance to those who are gonna say its speeds are much slower than 'modern ssd's', do take into account that this is just £93 unlike a modern ssd at 480gb.

the 960gb one keeps popping up at £159.99, just pot luck when

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80

voted COLD

Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD



​ voted hot just because you voted cold

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Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD



I bought the same drive as you on Cyber Monday. But can you find a similar drive for cheaper than this now?

These are the low end crucial drives hence the low price.

minicale

These are the low end crucial drives hence the low price.


And the difference to an average home user is negligible, 1-2 seconds slower on boot?

minicale

These are the low end crucial drives hence the low price.



I'd take the larger capacity over the tiny difference in speed.

I think these BX200 drives are going to be shifted cheap.
Does anyone think it will see the same price cut that the BX200 960 had a week or so ago?... Right after that "Sale" Amazon stopped stocking the BX200 960's. A similar per GB price would be around £80... Even at the price you see now its not bad. I also agree with Stuellis, the act of moving to a SSD is huge, while this might not be their high-end drive it is more than ample (and probably too ample!) for any user to spot the difference when buying something much better.

ollie87

I'd take the larger capacity over the tiny difference in speed.


I agree wholeheartedly with this.

Unless you have a specific application which benefits massively from as much drive performance as you can give it (most people don't have this requirement and if you do, you'll almost certainly know about it), which model of SSD you buy really doesn't matter from a performance perspective.

Pence per GB and reliability are far greater concerns for the average SSD buyer than outright performance. The majority of the performance advantage is in simply having your OS and programs on an SSD, not which model of SSD you have them on.

EDIT: Heat added, OP. This is a good price for a 480GB drive considering the current SSD climate.

Edited by: "matt101101" 1st Jan

Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD


This was a much better deal back then in Cyber Monday. I got one myself and it's running well.

Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD


Another person with a time machine, who misses the point of this site.
Added to ignore list.

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Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD



I assume with the confidence of that comment, you bought us all one?

don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone didn't work when i tried to clone before.
Edited by: "plath" 1st Jan

How are SSD prices on the rise? I haven't really been following.

TypicalAsianFindingDeals

How are SSD prices on the rise? I haven't really been following.



Ram and SSD have been rising for a few months if you check the history on camelcamelcamel.com

TypicalAsianFindingDeals

How are SSD prices on the rise? I haven't really been following.



SSD is based on flash NAND which is produced in ... NAND factories. NAND is used in things like flash drives and often in things like mobile phone storage and so on. There is currently a massive demand for NAND particularly in the Far East due to massive growth in mobile phone use. This is apparently the reason.

Incidentally this is crucial's older generation of ssd and they are moving purely into newer 3D NAND (MX300 series). As someone suggested earlier, this is essentially stock clearance. BX200 is based on old 2D planar NAND which may be less reliable. Speed differences are negligible for most users.

To put it in context, the difference between 3D and 2d is outlined by samsungs 850 Evo and 750 Evo series. 850 is industry leading.

Voted hot because there isn't anything better for now but in the grand scheme of things it's not a great deal.

I was fortunate and managed to get the cyber Monday deal mentioned above, but that doesn't stop this being a decent capacity ssd from a reputable brand, at a very good price right now. Hot.

plath

don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone … don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone didn't work when i tried to clone before.



​Have cloned 100s of machines not had problems with acronis. Adding heat, if you are running a hdd any ssd is a massive upgrade

plath

don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone … don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone didn't work when i tried to clone before.


Not sure if it's still the case but the free macrium couldn't resize the original partition. So for example if your HDD was 500gb and you had a 240gb Ssd, you have to resize the HDD partition first, I used partition wizard.
I have a feeling acronis does the whole thing for you, as long as your HDD has enough free space.

Hot deal - I wish people would stop complaining about the increases in prices as though it had never happened before, we've had the same sort of price rises with ram and consumer electronics for years and years..... tech price increases is not a new phenomena, it's happened numerous times but as things usually go down and down it tends to be a shock when it goes up for a change.

SFconvert

Not sure if it's still the case but the free macrium couldn't resize the … Not sure if it's still the case but the free macrium couldn't resize the original partition. So for example if your HDD was 500gb and you had a 240gb Ssd, you have to resize the HDD partition first, I used partition wizard. I have a feeling acronis does the whole thing for you, as long as your HDD has enough free space.


Yes Acronis easily allows you to clone to a different size drive which is great for SSD cloning which are usually smaller than the drive you're cloning.

Windows 10 may not work with earlier versions of Acronis, I found 2013 tempermental on Win10 and updated to Acronis 2017 when it was being sold cheap recently.

For those that don't have access to cloning software and wish to transfer the whole system from an old drive to new - windows 7 and 10 allows you to create a system image.

In Windows 7 you'll find this feature under Windows Backup. Bizarrely in Windows 10 its somewhat obscure, but you'll find the feature under File History.

From my experience it works as expected with a minor annoyance, the restored image on the new drive creates a partition equal to the size of the original drive, leaving free space an unallocated. This can be amended using freeware partitioning software. I used AOMEI Partition Assistant, fast and simple.

Goes without saying the software mentioned in earlier posts is just as affective if not better, thought it's still worth mentioning an alternative that is in-built with Windows.

furi0n

For those that don't have access to cloning software and wish to transfer … For those that don't have access to cloning software and wish to transfer the whole system from an old drive to new - windows 7 and 10 allows you to create a system image. In Windows 7 you'll find this feature under Windows Backup. Bizarrely in Windows 10 its somewhat obscure, but you'll find the feature under File History. From my experience it works as expected with a minor annoyance, the restored image on the new drive creates a partition equal to the size of the original drive, leaving free space an unallocated. This can be amended using freeware partitioning software. I used AOMEI Partition Assistant, fast and simple. Goes without saying the software mentioned in earlier posts is just as affective if not better, thought it's still worth mentioning an alternative that is in-built with Windows.



Macrium Reflect doesn't leave unallocated space like Windows Backup tool. Better off using Macrium straight away instead of using Windows Backup tool then using a 3rd party tool anyway.

Hmm, seriously considering swapping my gaming laptop's 500 gb storage to ssd (I already have 128gb m2 ssd for the os and a handful of games which is fast filling up)

Would this just be plug and play assuming it fits in the case? I upgraded the RAM myself and getting access to the internals took an age being an hp pavilion, with what felt like a hundred screws and panel popping for an amateur!

furi0n

the restored image on the new drive creates a partition equal to the size … the restored image on the new drive creates a partition equal to the size of the original drive, leaving free space an unallocated

Could you not just resize the system drive to say 50-100GB (for OS + programs) prior to cloning?

dunc360

Hmm, seriously considering swapping my gaming laptop's 500 gb storage to … Hmm, seriously considering swapping my gaming laptop's 500 gb storage to ssd (I already have 128gb m2 ssd for the os and a handful of games which is fast filling up) Would this just be plug and play assuming it fits in the case? I upgraded the RAM myself and getting access to the internals took an age being an hp pavilion, with what felt like a hundred screws and panel popping for an amateur!



It pretty much is that easy, yeah. You'll need to format the drive but any recent Windows will do that itself. As for fitting it, these SSDs have the same screw holes as standard 2.5" hard drives. If the drive you're replacing is a larger 3.5", then you'll new one of the many enclosures that can be found cheaply on eBay.

The price of 2TB ssd needs to come down before I consider purchasing more. I have 12gb of storage on HDDs and can't consider moving to solid state while capacity would be lost.

How do you work out which crucial SSD model is older or current or better spec? Ive seen M, MX, BX with a range of numbers etc ... cant seem to find info on their site (without having to get bogged down-my brain cells cant cope :-( )With Samsung SSD its pretty straightforward model numbers. Thanks in advance tech guys :-)

Edited by: "visitor22" 1st Jan

Only just brought my gaming PC back up to spec with a 250gb SSD for OS and certain games.

This would be perfect to run alongside it as my secondary drive instead of my 1TB HDD...temptations

spannerzone

Hot deal - I wish people would stop complaining about the increases in … Hot deal - I wish people would stop complaining about the increases in prices as though it had never happened before, we've had the same sort of price rises with ram and consumer electronics for years and years..... tech price increases is not a new phenomena, it's happened numerous times but as things usually go down and down it tends to be a shock when it goes up for a change.



​True, however RAMs have gone up in price mostly due to newer versions - DDR, DDR2, 3, 4 etc and since this is old stock and not 3D NAND the complaints seem justifiable. But with storage, demand and production has always affected value, like the flood a few years back.

If you don't like it, don't buy it. But people are entitled to their opinions too
Edited by: "Javz" 1st Jan

Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD



Same but got a £15 voucher from Audible and got it for £65

visitor22

How do you work out which crucial SSD model is older or current or better … How do you work out which crucial SSD model is older or current or better spec? Ive seen M, MX, BX with a range of numbers etc ... cant seem to find info on their site (without having to get bogged down-my brain cells cant cope :-( )With Samsung SSD its pretty straightforward model numbers. Thanks in advance tech guys :-)




In order chronologically

Bx 100
Bx 200
Mx300

300 is based on 3D TLC NAND

plath

don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone … don't use acronis, macrium reflect free is way better. my acronis clone didn't work when i tried to clone before.



For 'cloning' from a large HDD to a smaller SSD then I've found Acronis much easier to use than Macrium, the former will even let you select individual folders on the source drive to 'clone'. I download Acronis True Image HD 2015 from their website and buy a cheap key from this eBay seller (usual disclaimers):-

ebay.co.uk/itm…ef8

Dan__

525gb crucial mx300 bought few weeks back for £80voted COLD



Well done, gold star for you. What do folk who need one now do? Got any real advice instead of the cold vote?

I've just had to replace one of these after about 18 months due to repeated file corruption.
Every test I ran on the drive came back clear, even Crucial's own tools said that the drive was in good health and had used 1% of its life. Then it failed terminally.
It has a 3 year warranty, but I can't find my original receipt... :-(

Jediben

The price of 2TB ssd needs to come down before I consider purchasing … The price of 2TB ssd needs to come down before I consider purchasing more.



We'll let Samsung and Crucial know. :rolleyes:

Jediben

I have 12gb of storage on HDDs and can't consider moving to solid state … I have 12gb of storage on HDDs and can't consider moving to solid state while capacity would be lost.



Why would consider moving off HDD at all if its only for storage?

cant find a good deal for a 128 or 256 as a boot drive

i hate how the ssd prices has gone up for no reason over the last year
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