Crucial 240GB M500 SSD £81.99 @ Ebuyer
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Crucial 240GB M500 SSD £81.99 @ Ebuyer

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Found 17th Mar 2014
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Crucial 240GB M500 SSD

- 2.5" SATA-III
- Sequential Read: 500 MB/s
- Sequential Write: 250 MB/s
- 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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


Now gone up to £83.99
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84 Comments

Banned

nice one

Hopefully amazon will match

Cheapest I've ever seen it - bought one as a spare! Heat!

Nice, but I'd rather have the 800 EVO for a similar price

Not a great deal more than a 120/128GB SSD at the moment (about 50% more for 100% more space), great price!

Not much hope of Amazon price match, Amazon price has gone up this morning not down.

i reckon amazon will price match. They dont normally give the best deal but price match anyone who is doing a deal. great price though. very hot. might give in n get one for my media pc

Sin_of_nature

Hopefully amazon will match



They did when I emailed them after purchasing telling them ebuyer were cheaper.
£83, get in.:)

So fast compared to a mechanical hdd, voted hot.
Edited by: "grees00" 17th Mar 2014

Stunning price! HOT!

Wow, that's an amazing price, heat!

Very good price for a decent SSD. Would make a great upgrade for most PCs.

Guess someone got their eBuyer email this morning?

Have the 120Gb for my laptop....must resist.....must resist....

even if they don't price match... buy it now in anticipation, as you'll get a refund of the difference. It's only £84.58 from amazon atm.

Think I might give in and get one for my girlfriends Macbook!

xeroc

Nice, but I'd rather have the 800 EVO for a similar price



Go for this over the EVO. The performance difference is barely noticeable and EVO in order to get that performance increase it uses part of your RAM.

Crucial SSDs have considerable better quality, due to Crucial being part of Micron, their 5th RAID array and a few other things.

On the downside, they don't have firmware updates.

Amazon have priced matched (sort of - HERE
Side tab - the downside is;
"In stock on March 26, 2014. Order it now."

I remember paying £200 for a 20MB IDE hard drive for my first 8086 PC.

Great price on this SSD. Can the prices drop still further?

GNKelly07

Amazon have priced matched (sort of - HERESide tab - the downside is;"In … Amazon have priced matched (sort of - HERESide tab - the downside is;"In stock on March 26, 2014. Order it now."



Why are Flubit refusing to to a deal with this particular Amazon offer?

" ... We are very sorry, we will not be able to create you an offer for this item at this time ... "

Are SSDs reliable? If they are like big versions of USB flash drives then I'm not keen on getting one. The failure rate is too high on flash drives.

Can I just image copy my installation from an M4 to the M500 without starting over?

cubed

Are SSDs reliable? If they are like big versions of USB flash drives then … Are SSDs reliable? If they are like big versions of USB flash drives then I'm not keen on getting one. The failure rate is too high on flash drives.



They are more reliable than flash drives and they are easily the best thing you can buy to make your PC feel faster.

cubed

Are SSDs reliable? If they are like big versions of USB flash drives then … Are SSDs reliable? If they are like big versions of USB flash drives then I'm not keen on getting one. The failure rate is too high on flash drives.



Yes. See above. You'd have to write 40GB per day for 5 years to wear this out. I've had a 120GB SanDisk running my Windows 8.1 in my desktop, it's been running every day for the last 2 years and is as fast as the day I bought it... I think they're pretty reliable.
No moving parts either, hence a knock will do no damage to it. Only severe pressure on the unit will break it.

Bought the Samsung Evo last week but might have gone for this at the price. HOT!

grumpyone

Why are Flubit refusing to to a deal with this particular Amazon offer?


Because it's not currently in stock.

charlie12

Because it's not currently in stock.



No, I just had a reply from Flubit ...

... Thank you, this URL had been blocked due to excessive demand, however I have now released this and you can now make demands ...

So, I've just put in a demand.
Edited by: "grumpyone" 17th Mar 2014

ordered with Prime and its being dispatched now

Happy days

Pretty sure this can do it.
partitionwizard.com/fre…tml



Neostar

Can I just image copy my installation from an M4 to the M500 without … Can I just image copy my installation from an M4 to the M500 without starting over?

Neostar

Can I just image copy my installation from an M4 to the M500 without … Can I just image copy my installation from an M4 to the M500 without starting over?



Yes, this is exactly what I did with Acronis, 128gb m4 to 240gb m500, it'll resize the partition for you and everything.
Took about 20 mins, problem-free.

EDIT - or the free program above. Make sure you set it to align the new partition or you may get probs with transfer speeds.
Edited by: "grees00" 17th Mar 2014

89quidyoucantgowrong

I remember paying £200 for a 20MB IDE hard drive for my first 8086 … I remember paying £200 for a 20MB IDE hard drive for my first 8086 PC.Great price on this SSD. Can the prices drop still further?



Absolutely, it's inevitable that all technology prices will fall. The situation now is that SSD prices had stagnated for a long period of time about a year and now things are on the move again quite nicely, so for now prices will probably settle down for a while. If you need/can use one now then get one otherwise wait.

grumpyone

No, I just had a reply from Flubit ...... Thank you, this URL had been … No, I just had a reply from Flubit ...... Thank you, this URL had been blocked due to excessive demand, however I have now released this and you can now make demands ...So, I've just put in a demand.



LOLOLOL!

Anyone can say if it is compatible with a Macbook 2008 unibody ??
cheers

I wish the 480GB version would drop a bit, as I cannot replace my 750GB drive with a 240GB, just doesn't seem right! ...... Hate playing the waiting game!!

Athonline

Crucial SSDs have considerable better quality..


Wrong...
The top two manufacturers for SSD reliability are Intel and Samsung. And regardless of it's toggle NAND, the EVO will normally last for many years (multiple tests have already proven this).
On top of that, where I work they have hundreds Micron/Crucial branded SSD's in the environment (M4/C400's), and reliability on them has been pretty poor so far. They were using Intel 320's before that, and they were great.


Edited by: "jukkie" 17th Mar 2014

Got one of these through Crucial when they were £88. Price is dropping all the time

jukkie

Wrong...The top two manufacturers for SSD reliability are Intel and … Wrong...The top two manufacturers for SSD reliability are Intel and Samsung. And regardless or it's toggle NAND, the EVO will last for many years (multiple tests have already proven this).On top of that, where I work they have hundreds Micron/Crucial branded SSD's in the environment (C400's), and reliability on them has been pretty poor so far. They were using Intel 320's before that, and they were great.



I must admit, I've read less failure stories with the samsungs. I had a first hand experience with a crucial drive. Which broke precisely 10 minutes after installing Windows. RMA'd it, bought the samsung 830. Can't fault Crucial with the RMA service mind, it was brilliant. Needless to say, £115 out of pocket and 2 years later the 830 128gb is as ever reliable. Current health status.. 100%.
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 17th Mar 2014

420gang

Anyone can say if it is compatible with a Macbook 2008 unibody ?? cheers


Should work in anything that takes a 2.5inch Sata HD, so yes.

Will this fit most modern Laptops with ease, or is it a bit more hit and miss ?
All I know is that my Laptop has a SATA HDD in there at the moment.

Thank you if you can assist.

Excellent price!

Interesting to see how much flubit comes in at
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