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Crucial 525GB MX300 Solid State Drive/SSD £120.95 @ Amazon.it
Crucial 525GB MX300 Solid State Drive/SSD £120.95 @ Amazon.it

Crucial 525GB MX300 Solid State Drive/SSD £120.95 @ Amazon.it

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Given the current upward pricing trend of every thing RAM or NAND flash based, I thought I'd share this deal and hope that it you will save a few pounds if you were about to make a purchase.

Purchased using one of the many fee free foreign currency cards, making sure you pay in € at the check out it is currently €137.16 + €5.56 shipping which works at at just under £120.95 at the time of writing.

Cheapest I could find in the UK with P&P was about £150, so that's almost 25% more expensive.

They also have the 275GB verison HERE and that works out at £80.30, which isn't a great saving but it's not too bad.

Oh, and the 1TB Version HERE at only £231

Happy bargain hunting this easter.

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Uncommon.Sense

Either using a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter, or if you have a modern PC case most … Either using a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter, or if you have a modern PC case most have places for mounting a 2.5" already.Or like me, use velcro double sided tape.


Not gonna lie, I've had SSDs dangling by their SATA power connectors in my PC...

Yes, it's lazy. No, I'm not ashamed.

EDIT: Wow, I knew SSDs had gone up in price this year (and this is a good price, considering), but I bought two of these for £78 each in November... Roll on 2018 for some hopefully better SSD (and RAM) prices. That aside, the two drives I bought have performed flawlessly in RAID 0 as my PC's game storage drive.
Edited by: "matt101101" 16th Apr
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£134.98 from Amazon UK, but I've used the european Amazon sites before with no problems at all.

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gabesdad

£134.98 from Amazon UK, but I've used the european Amazon sites before … £134.98 from Amazon UK, but I've used the european Amazon sites before with no problems at all.



Hmm.. must have missed that could have sworn it was £150+ when I checked - off to Specsavers.

I'm after a cheap M.2 SSD having just purchased a new motherboard that will accommodate one... Anyone know of a good deal on one?

play asia do this for slightly under 120 iirc

heat added!

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welsh_andy

play asia do this for slightly under 120 iirc



You have to pay V.A.T. and the courier shipping duties on top of that sadly.

good offer thanks op

Uncommon.Sense

You have to pay V.A.T. and the courier shipping duties on top of that … You have to pay V.A.T. and the courier shipping duties on top of that sadly.


cheers didnt know that

coming out "Totale pagamento:\x09GBP 125.57" for me

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welsh_andy

coming out "Totale pagamento:\x09GBP 125.57" for me



"making sure you pay in € at the check out" don't use Amazon's build in Forex, they'll rip you right off. Pay in Euros and let your card merchant use their Forex rates.

Uncommon.Sense

"making sure you pay in € at the check out" don't use Amazon's build in F … "making sure you pay in € at the check out" don't use Amazon's build in Forex, they'll rip you right off. Pay in Euros and let your card merchant use their Forex rates.


THX

Kinda silly question but, I know this is 2.5 and if i remember correctly, those are for laptops.
Are people now using 2.5 for desktops? If so, how?

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idyllicrobzy

Kinda silly question but, I know this is 2.5 and if i remember correctly, … Kinda silly question but, I know this is 2.5 and if i remember correctly, those are for laptops.Are people now using 2.5 for desktops? If so, how?



Either using a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter, or if you have a modern PC case most have places for mounting a 2.5" already.

Or like me, use velcro double sided tape.

Uncommon.Sense

Either using a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter, or if you have a modern PC case most … Either using a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter, or if you have a modern PC case most have places for mounting a 2.5" already.Or like me, use velcro double sided tape.


Not gonna lie, I've had SSDs dangling by their SATA power connectors in my PC...

Yes, it's lazy. No, I'm not ashamed.

EDIT: Wow, I knew SSDs had gone up in price this year (and this is a good price, considering), but I bought two of these for £78 each in November... Roll on 2018 for some hopefully better SSD (and RAM) prices. That aside, the two drives I bought have performed flawlessly in RAID 0 as my PC's game storage drive.
Edited by: "matt101101" 16th Apr

Is this a good price, never heard of the brand but it's a good bit cheaper

awd-it.co.uk/sil…tml

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UN_98

Is this a good price, never heard of the brand but it's a good bit … Is this a good price, never heard of the brand but it's a good bit cheaperhttp://www.awd-it.co.uk/silicon-power-240gb-sata-iii-ssd-s55-2.5-inch-tlc-7mm.html



It's cheaper because it's less then half the capacity.

Uncommon.Sense

It's cheaper because it's less then half the capacity.


Sorry talking about the 275gb version you linked to

idyllicrobzy

Kinda silly question but, I know this is 2.5 and if i remember correctly, … Kinda silly question but, I know this is 2.5 and if i remember correctly, those are for laptops.Are people now using 2.5 for desktops? If so, how?


As others have mentioned some cases have relevant slots, Velcro them to the case or let them go commando and hang loose.
They weigh very little and don't need a secure mounting as there are no moving parts.
I've been known to wedge mine between optical drives or even in the cable management spaces

api182

I'm after a cheap M.2 SSD having just purchased a new motherboard that … I'm after a cheap M.2 SSD having just purchased a new motherboard that will accommodate one... Anyone know of a good deal on one?


This is the one I just bought. 120Gb is more than enough for my C drive and the rated speed is incredible. Plus 5 year 175 TBW warranty. Shame about the £10 delivery.

amazon.co.uk/dp/…c=1

Oops, forgot link.
Edited by: "bascule" 16th Apr

api182

I'm after a cheap M.2 SSD having just purchased a new motherboard that … I'm after a cheap M.2 SSD having just purchased a new motherboard that will accommodate one... Anyone know of a good deal on one?


depends on interface

What brilly said.
If nvme m2 then:
sm961 256gb £115+del from scan... Performance between 960 evo and 960 pro due to MLC nand and polaris 8 channel controller. Looks good but read up on installation etc as it's an oem drive with no fancy packaging or disk etc.


Edited by: "alanbeenthere" 16th Apr

If you are willing to pay that much for a SSD, why not get a sammy amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

I paid 102£ for the 750gb

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fifafootball

I paid 102£ for the 750gb



You should post the deal so others can benefit, the price of SSD's have gone up a lot recently and £102 for 750GB is an absolute steal at the moment, nice find.

Uncommon.Sense

You should post the deal so others can benefit, the price of SSD's have … You should post the deal so others can benefit, the price of SSD's have gone up a lot recently and £102 for 750GB is an absolute steal at the moment, nice find.


... in black friday etc

This is the cheapest I can find in UK...
Phison 480GB SSD from maplin £109.99

I have just realised there is also a £15 voucher offer with this Maplin SSD - meaning you are (sort of) getting it for £95. Seems a good enough offer to list separately - so i have.. hotukdeals.com/dea…034

Edited by: "dbno" 17th Apr

dbno

Also this one again from MaplinSandisk 480GB SSD for £109.99


Both this Crucial and that SanDisk are, near as makes no difference, £0.23/GB. You pay less for the SanDisk because it's a 480GB drive, whereas the Crucial is a somewhat unusual 525GB.

The Phison is cheaper, but I've never even heard of Phison SSDs and I'm not sure I'd trust 480GB of my data to one....that said, I've got SSDs running in RAID 0... X)

bascule

This is the one I just bought. 120Gb is more than enough for my C drive … This is the one I just bought. 120Gb is more than enough for my C drive and the rated speed is incredible. Plus 5 year 175 TBW warranty. Shame about the £10 delivery.https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MCZ4QTK/ref=twister_B01N1R8MCV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1Oops, forgot link.



Or just £29 more for a 250GB Samsung NVMe drive.

amazon.co.uk/Sam…5MR

matt101101

Both this Crucial and that SanDisk are, near as makes no difference, … Both this Crucial and that SanDisk are, near as makes no difference, £0.23/GB. You pay less for the SanDisk because it's a 480GB drive, whereas the Crucial is a somewhat unusual 525GB. The Phison is cheaper, but I've never even heard of Phison SSDs and I'm not sure I'd trust 480GB of my data to one....that said, I've got SSDs running in RAID 0... X)



The crucial is a 3D nand based hard drive whereas the sandisk is 2D. Although there is. I speed difference, There is some evidence that the 3D versions have better reliability with repeat read writes. The difference is similar to Samsung 850 vs 750.

rand0m

If you are willing to pay that much for a SSD, why not get a sammy … If you are willing to pay that much for a SSD, why not get a sammy https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P73B1E4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


only 500GB v 535gb in this deal

MaximusRo

only 500GB v 535gb in this deal


525 but pretty sure the samsung is supposed to be a fair bit better in terms of performance

Wow these have become expensive all of a sudden while I wasn't looking

Amazon had these on a deal of the day around xmas for £80. So glad I jumped on it! Fitted in my PS4 Pro. When formatted, you don't get the entire 525gb. I believe some is used for wear levelling. No problems to report

johnnywin

Amazon had these on a deal of the day around xmas for £80. So glad I … Amazon had these on a deal of the day around xmas for £80. So glad I jumped on it! Fitted in my PS4 Pro. When formatted, you don't get the entire 525gb. I believe some is used for wear levelling. No problems to report


Yeah, I got 2 of them then ... regretted not buying more as I need another one for a possible Ryzen build soon.

unidentified

Wow these have become expensive all of a sudden while I wasn't looking


keep your chin up mate, I will update as soon as it goes down

MaximusRo

only 500GB v 535gb in this deal



lol you're comparing sammy and crucial? good luck with that.

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rand0m

lol you're comparing sammy and crucial? good luck with that.



You know Crucial are just the retail brand of Micron right? Every bit as respected and proven as Samsung in the semi conductor business, with a longer history and some serious innovation behind them.

Uncommon.Sense

You know Crucial are just the retail brand of Micron right? Every bit as … You know Crucial are just the retail brand of Micron right? Every bit as respected and proven as Samsung in the semi conductor business, with a longer history and some serious innovation behind them.



sure I do, but when you're trying to match byte to byte and a pound to pound, this crucial product falls a bit behind samsung evos because of its comparitive lower speed, cache, and warranty period.

now that the price of sammy has gone up maybe crucial is an option if one cannot afford sammy

rand0m

lol you're comparing sammy and crucial? good luck with that.


You do remember Samsung released SSDs that degrade over time in terms of performance?
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