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Posted 13th Jul

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The 240GB BX500 SATA III 2.5" Internal SSD from Crucial allows you to store and access your files quickly and efficiently.
  • 240GB Capacity
  • 2.5"/7mm Form Factor
  • SATA III
  • Up to 540MB/s Read Speed
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The easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the priceEver wonder why your phone responds faster than your computer? It’s because your phone runs on flash memory. Add flash to your laptop or desktop computer with the Crucial BX500 SSD, the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price. Accelerate everything.

Micron quality — a higher level of reliabilityWith thousands of hours of Micron pre-release validation, dozens of SSD qualification tests, and a heritage of award- winning SSDs, the Crucial BX500 has been thoroughly tried, tested, and proven.

Product Features- Boot up faster. Load files quicker. Improve overall system responsiveness.
- 300% faster than a typical hard drive
- Improves battery life because it’s 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
- Micron 3D NAND – advancing the world’s memory and storage technology for 40 years

Specification

Warranty: Limited 3-year
Series: BX500
Product Line: Client SSD
Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
Form Factor: 2.5-inch internal SSD
Total Capacity: 240GB
Specs: 240GB 2.5-inch internal SSD • SATA 6.0Gb/s • 540 MB/s Read, 500 MB/s Write
Density SSD: 240GB
Device Type: Internal Solid State Drive
Unit Height: 7.0mm
Form Factor SSD: 2.5-inch (7mm)

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My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd blue ssd
You can use Crucial Storage Executive to turn on Momentum Cache with these. Basically a RAM buffer with a dynamic size. read and write speeds will pretty much be your RAM speed. My firefox opens in less than a second with it turned on.
copystuff14/07/2019 01:49

My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd …My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd blue ssd


How did you find out the remaining life?
This or the Integral P Series 5 for just a bit less, or does it matter?
Yesgo14/07/2019 08:52

How did you find out the remaining life?


Crucial storage excecutive software says remaining life 5%
Asghar14/07/2019 10:15

This or the Integral P Series 5 for just a bit less, or does it matter?


For me, I got this for a work laptop and Integral for less important PCs. I don't notice any difference between them and doubt there's much in it.

For a performance PC I'd get the Crucial MX500 or Samsung evo 860 but prices a fair bit more but they have dram cache so better when working with larger files.

All these lower priced dram-less /cacheless SSDs struggle when working (copy/paste/delete/unzip) large files, they'll zip along then suddenly grind to a halt. Not a problem for most users but power users will find it annoying perhaps.
copystuff14/07/2019 01:49

My mx100 is on its last 5% of life


The write life expectancy of SSD's are a very conservative forecast, things don't pivot from safe to risky as the manufacturers limit is reached. Assuming you already do backups, I think you're quite safe for another year or two. Destructive testing of SSD's usually show 10x or better write capacity than the manufacturer states.
Nice price @apur32
copystuff14/07/2019 01:49

My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd …My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd blue ssd



MX100 is MLC NAND - how much writing have you been doing to the drive for that? It would have been incredible.

You could take a look in other applications to see what the SMART data says.
copystuff14/07/2019 01:49

My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd …My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd blue ssd


Don't expect the BX500 to do as well.

Dramless ssd

Probably ok for a netbook or secondary drive but not for boot drive.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 14th Jul
What about the WD Blue any good ?
copystuff14/07/2019 01:49

My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd …My mx100 is on its last 5% of life after nearly 5 years, so this or a wd blue ssd



nomnomnomnom14/07/2019 16:19

MX100 is MLC NAND - how much writing have you been doing to the drive for …MX100 is MLC NAND - how much writing have you been doing to the drive for that? It would have been incredible.You could take a look in other applications to see what the SMART data says.



I also find it incredibly surprising, especially for an MLC-based drive to only last 5 years?!
3D-based nand has better endurance, but nonetheless even with older ssd's, it seems pretty crazy to die as quickly, even for a data-centre environment.

I would expect a typical cheap ssd (70-80 TBW) to last at least 15 years, and for a more expensive drive, at least 20 to 30 years.
Are you sure it's not 5% remaining (storage) capacity rather than life??

I'd also suggest checking SMART data, especially "reallocation count", "retired nand blocks", and "reserved blocks/space remaining" or similar attributes. It looks like Crucial also has attribute "percent lifetime" used/remaining?

Oh and make sure that TRIM is enabled!
ibnMuhammad_14/07/2019 20:40

This BX500 240gb ssd has a 80tb TBW endurance, which means even if you …This BX500 240gb ssd has a 80tb TBW endurance, which means even if you some how managed to write 40gb of data (that's 15% of total capacity) every day, it should last at least 5 years (usually double/triple that amount).


I never mentioned the problem with endurance.

Try using a dramless boot drive and you'll see for yourself.

38065645-zc4Ma.jpgSustained speeds drop over time due to the latency the system has to get the fat from main memory and not from the storages own dram controller because it is lacking one.

It averages out the speed of an hard drive if we look over the averages. What's the point in getting an SSD apart from faster boot and vibration, the fast speeds decline, a benchmark will have to been done through sustained writes/reads to determine the actual real world performance.

Dramless ssd controllers from brands like Phison are also unreliable so when it does die, it's likely to never be able to be recovered as well. Luckily this has a silicon motion model but I have doubts about dramless controllers, they're literally the same controller on usb sticks.
LordMetro14/07/2019 21:07

I never mentioned the problem with endurance.Try using a dramless boot …I never mentioned the problem with endurance.Try using a dramless boot drive and you'll see for yourself. [Image] Sustained speeds drop over time due to the latency the system has to get the fat from main memory and not from the storages own dram controller because it is lacking one.It averages out the speed of an hard drive if we look over the averages. What's the point in getting an SSD apart from faster boot and vibration, the fast speeds decline, a benchmark will have to been done through sustained writes/reads to determine the actual real world performance.Dramless ssd controllers from brands like Phison are also unreliable so when it does die, it's likely to never be able to be recovered as well. Luckily this has a silicon motion model but I have doubts about dramless controllers, they're literally the same controller on usb sticks.



True, but that's not due to endurance, it's lack of DRAM cache chip, and perhaps a cheaper controller.

Regardless, most hard drive transfers are 4k / 64k, so unless you're copying very large files all day, or hibernating and restoring your pc all day, it's not going to affect most people.

And remember, that's sustained ~100mb/s which is still faster than normal hard drives, as the location on the platter makes a difference and speed also declines gradually as you write more data in succession...

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Also, check out the crazy slow access time (~18ms); compare that to the 0 to 1ms of any SSD, which is the biggest advantage of ssd's compared to mechanical drives, second being the short writes (4k/64k transfers) such as paging file accesses.

And as we all (should) love the environment, the third major advantage of ssd's is the extremely low power use
Since taking out my ssd and replacing it with a mechanical drive my pc is running a lot smoother but slower
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