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Crucial 240GB M500 SSD - £64.98 - eBuyer
Crucial 240GB M500 SSD - £64.98 - eBuyer

Crucial 240GB M500 SSD - £64.98 - eBuyer

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Specification

Capacity: 240GB
Sequential Read: 500 MB/s
Sequential Write: 250 MB/s
4KB Random Read: 72,000 IOPS
Memory Type: Micron MLC NAND Flash memory
Controller: Marvell 88SS9187 with Micron Custom Firmware
Form Factor: 2.5"
Height: 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter)
Interface: SATA 6Gbps (SATA III)
MTBF: 1.2 million hours
Endurance: 72TB Total Bytes Written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
Compliance: CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, Kcc, RoHS, China RoHS, WEEE, TUV, UL, SATA-IO, IC

102 Comments

Good price for a good SSD, heat added.

Come on, a 240v ssd for under £50 and not even so much as a negative comment (though why anyone would want to say anything negative about it is beyond me)?

I bought a 120gb version of this used. around 2 years ago for around £60. It is working brilliantly as the system disk on my HTPC. It boots in under 7 seconds. This is a no brainer deal and deserves some heat.

mickrick

Come on, a 240v ssd for under £50 and not even so much as a negative … Come on, a 240v ssd for under £50 and not even so much as a negative comment (though why anyone would want to say anything negative about it is beyond me)? I bought a 120gb version of this used. around 2 years ago for around £60. It is working brilliantly as the system disk on my HTPC. It boots in under 7 seconds. This is a no brainer deal and deserves some heat.


240v?
under £50?
Don't understand....

It states "comes with mounting spacer" is that for fitting with a desktop tower?

Drompo

It states "comes with mounting spacer" is that for fitting with a desktop … It states "comes with mounting spacer" is that for fitting with a desktop tower?



Height: 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter)
Some laptops only have room for 7mm drives others have 9mm ones. The spacer sorts that out.

Good price btw

Had one of these for a year and its worked without fault. My only wish is I wish I had gone for the 480 Gb

Good deal, Got free Monday delivery too! Heat added

mickrick

Come on, a 240v ssd for under £50 and not even so much as a negative … Come on, a 240v ssd for under £50 and not even so much as a negative comment (though why anyone would want to say anything negative about it is beyond me)? I bought a 120gb version of this used. around 2 years ago for around £60. It is working brilliantly as the system disk on my HTPC. It boots in under 7 seconds. This is a no brainer deal and deserves some heat.



More like 5v at best

I won't be asking you to wire up any electrical equipment this Christmas

Looks like you're haemaeroging money too

excellent deal

Got one in Amazon Black Friday deals for 60 notes. I love it, it's transformed my laptop.

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks

Magli

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or … How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks



you can use 3.5->2.5 bracket, but I just used sticky tape to mount it to the bottom of my case

Magli

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or … How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks



youtube.com/res…+pc

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks

Does this come with cloning software?

Magli

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or … How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks


Two identical posts, only eleven minutes apart and you seem to have missed that there are already two replies. I don't think you should try doing this as you appear to have no patience or the ability to understand instructions.

jdbigguy

Two identical posts, only eleven minutes apart and you seem to have … Two identical posts, only eleven minutes apart and you seem to have missed that there are already two replies. I don't think you should try doing this as you appear to have no patience or the ability to understand instructions.



I wouldn't be so quick to judge, there appears to be an issue with the site at the moment, many people have complained about reposting when refreshing, which shouldn't happen

Magli

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or … How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks



If it is a really old desktop make sure it has Sata connections before trying.
Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 20th Dec 2014

Magli

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or … How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks



Can't you search for one yourself? Far to many people post on here saying "Hey do my research for me, im lazy kthanxbai"

intranix

I wouldn't be so quick to judge, there appears to be an issue with the … I wouldn't be so quick to judge, there appears to be an issue with the site at the moment, many people have complained about reposting when refreshing, which shouldn't happen


It was meant to be a joke. I must remember to put a when I do that.

Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till the January sales .... these will be cheaper wont they? Can someone get their crystal ball out?

mjccam

Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till … Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till the January sales .... these will be cheaper wont they? Can someone get their crystal ball out?



My crystal ball broke, so i'm waiting for the january sales

mjccam

Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till … Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till the January sales .... these will be cheaper wont they? Can someone get their crystal ball out?



Yes.*





*or no

mjccam

Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till … Excellent price but i don't need one right now so going to hold off till the January sales .... these will be cheaper wont they? Can someone get their crystal ball out?



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PFC Hudson

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"Outlook not so good"

PFC Hudson

Does this come with cloning software?

If it doesn't there's plenty of free cloning software available. I've used Macrium Reflect several times without a hitch. Unlike some, Reflect clones while you're still running Windows.

(It was recommended to me by a Dell engineer who came to extricate a brand new Dell ethernet cable from a brand new Dell laptop. It wasn't possible, the port trapped the connector, so he just replaced the motherboard. An unbelievable problem - I felt a fool calling Dell about it. And the engineer arrived with that "oh yeah, another numpty" look on his face, explaining how to release the catch. Then he tried. And tried. And pulled. And nothing shifted. He'd never seen or heard of that happening before - it wasn't jammed in, but the port was trapping the connector on the other side to the catch release.
After that we got on well and I learnt a fair bit from him, picked his brains (Yep, Dell engineers have some!) and he told me a few wrinkles and free stuff he used himself.

You can get the MX100 version for £9 more at Amazon using the MasterCard £5 off £40 (and I also got delivery for tomorrow by 1pm free with a trial of Amazon Prime at the checkout).

Edited by: "donslibi" 20th Dec 2014

Offalot

If it doesn't there's plenty of free cloning software available. I've … If it doesn't there's plenty of free cloning software available. I've used Macrium Reflect several times without a hitch. Unlike some, Reflect clones while you're still running Windows.



Thank you

I'm fairly sure my PC (A Medion) is running the BIOS type of embedded Windows key. My PC already has a 64GB SDD for the Windows OS (A separate 2Tb HDD for everything else)
I'm assuming it's OK to insert this Crucial SSD in where the HDD is, run the cloning software and then swap out my 64Gb SSD for the 2Tb HDD and all will be well with regards the Windows key?

Just checking you guys know Flubit are creating demands from eBuyer just now? Should come out even cheaper

Anyone any experience with putting SSD's on a SATA 2 (3Gb/s) port?
would it be that much of a bottleneck to not notice any difference?

cohagan582

Anyone any experience with putting SSD's on a SATA 2 (3Gb/s) port? would … Anyone any experience with putting SSD's on a SATA 2 (3Gb/s) port? would it be that much of a bottleneck to not notice any difference?



I've got one in my 2010 MBP and it made a far greater difference than upgrading my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. If you're moving from a standard hard drive, then you will notice a huge change (mine starts up in 20s and shuts down in 5s).

cohagan582

Anyone any experience with putting SSD's on a SATA 2 (3Gb/s) port? would … Anyone any experience with putting SSD's on a SATA 2 (3Gb/s) port? would it be that much of a bottleneck to not notice any difference?



you'll still notice the difference in speed, enough to make it worthwhile, yes

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks

Magli

How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or … How can I put this in an old desktop ? do I need any other brackets ? or can someone refer me to a youtube video with instructions. thanks



You'll need an adaptor - see 1m 20s in this video:
youtube.com/wat…dMM

donslibi

I've got one in my 2010 MBP and it made a far greater difference than … I've got one in my 2010 MBP and it made a far greater difference than upgrading my RAM from 4GB to 8GB. If you're moving from a standard hard drive, then you will notice a huge change (mine starts up in 20s and shuts down in 5s).


cheers, think I'll go with this instead of RSM, at least I can swap it out if I buy a new laptop

Maybe not answerable but how easy/hard would it be to change the hdd for this ssd in this laptop?

hotukdeals.com/dea…271

I'm not the most computer literate but is it a case of just cloning my hdd and then fitting in the ssd or will I lose windows that way?

Got one of these a couple of weeks ago (Flubit using the Amazon link, £57.90) and put it in my slow old Samsung netbook the other day.

Huge speed increase from 20Mb/s to 225Mb/s and I'm really noticing the difference.

Voted Cold because I paid nearly a tenner less a fortnight ago...

Edited by: "techno12" 20th Dec 2014

I'm assuming it's OK to insert this Crucial SSD in where the HDD is
Dont even need to do that, just connect this to one of the free sata ports + power connector (most m/b have at least four sata ports) or get one of these usb-sata as it will come in handy anyway.
This isnt quite as battery saving as newer SSD drives tho ...

It's cheap for a reason, it is slow!

hotchocolate

Maybe not answerable but how easy/hard would it be to change the hdd for … Maybe not answerable but how easy/hard would it be to change the hdd for this ssd in this laptop?http://hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-v3-371-13-3-inch-notebook-white-intel-core-i3-4158u-2-0ghz-4gb-ram-500gb-2085271I'm not the most computer literate but is it a case of just cloning my hdd and then fitting in the ssd or will I lose windows that way?



Im not too tech savvy but im sure you'd probably be better off transferring all your data from your current hdd to an external hdd or any other types of media you can use like CDs or USB memory, doing a fresh install of which ever version of windows you own on the ssd, once installed then proceed to transfer your data from the external hdd to your new hard drive.

I remember using a handy software called ghost (I think!) which would clone your HDD, create an image then use that and apply it on the other hdd..... but that was donkeys ago!
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