Crucial BX300 CT240BX300SSD 240GB SSD £61.99 @ Amazon - Cyber Monday Deal
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Crucial BX300 CT240BX300SSD 240GB SSD £61.99 @ Amazon - Cyber Monday Deal

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Found 27th Nov
Absolutely a no brainer for this kind of money. Very nice upgrade for a laptop, or a boot drive on a PC. I couldn't do without my SSD. A really good time to upgrade or add another to your system.

When I bought my last drive, I just made an image of my Macbook drive and copied over to my old 128GB SSD and used it in there. Was easy enough and now that moves much faster as well. Well worth the upgrade!

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  • More than 300% faster than a typical hard drive
  • More than 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
  • Protect your data with more durability than a hard drive - no small moving parts that are prone to failure
  • Available in capacities up to 480 GB in 2.5-inch form factor
  • Make installation and data migration easy with Crucial step-by-step install guide and free access to Acronis True Image HD software

62 Comments

Lol! 45 seconds faster than mister Chanchi! Hot!

Original Poster Editor

Annnnd I bought one... no idea where it's going

waiting for an M.2

why is this so hot?

Thanks for posting. This or the 275GB model at £72, or does it work out at roughly the same per GB?

amazon.co.uk/Cru…h=1

The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck is the SATAIII interface. It'll perk up your old PC in place of a mechanical hard drive, but that market must be dwindling. For those who've bothered to invest in newer machines, PCIe (m.2 etc) has been around for 4/5 years, and offers significantly better performance. SATAIII is obsolete for OS/program drives.

These are superb as a storage low noise, reliable storage drive, but 120/240GB isn't very much storage.

Noclouds3 m ago

Thanks for posting. This or the 275GB model at £72, or does it work out at …Thanks for posting. This or the 275GB model at £72, or does it work out at roughly the same per GB?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-MX300-275GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B01IAGSD5O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511741170&sr=8-1&keywords=275gb+mx300&th=1



Well the MX300 actually uses inferior TLC NAND so it's not directly comparable.

runnybabbit1 m ago

Well the MX300 actually uses inferior TLC NAND so it's not directly …Well the MX300 actually uses inferior TLC NAND so it's not directly comparable.


So BX300 is better? what does it use

I bought the Sandisk SSD Plus that was on offer for a similar price the other day. I take it that most people would go for this Crucial instead?

Furyous8 m ago

The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck …The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck is the SATAIII interface. It'll perk up your old PC in place of a mechanical hard drive, but that market must be dwindling. For those who've bothered to invest in newer machines, PCIe (m.2 etc) has been around for 4/5 years, and offers significantly better performance. SATAIII is obsolete for OS/program drives.These are superb as a storage low noise, reliable storage drive, but 120/240GB isn't very much storage.


can you recommend an M.2 for a new build MSI M5 motherboard? i only play 1 game mostly so will have all the other steam/games on a storage drive until i get around to playing them.

Furyous12 m ago

The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck …The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck is the SATAIII interface. It'll perk up your old PC in place of a mechanical hard drive, but that market must be dwindling. For those who've bothered to invest in newer machines, PCIe (m.2 etc) has been around for 4/5 years, and offers significantly better performance. SATAIII is obsolete for OS/program drives.These are superb as a storage low noise, reliable storage drive, but 120/240GB isn't very much storage.


. Raw throughput is not that important. Going from SATA/AHCI SSD to NVME is nothing like the shift from HDD to SSD.
. M.2 NVME has only been relevant starting with Skylake, so only a little over two years ago.
. CPU stagnation means upgrading platforms is not so important; even for gaming, Sandy Bridge i7s still hold up.
. Skylake and up (including Ryzen) essentially force you to use Windows 10 or a Linux distribution.

runnybabbit11 m ago

Well the MX300 actually uses inferior TLC NAND so it's not directly …Well the MX300 actually uses inferior TLC NAND so it's not directly comparable.


Thanks. Comparing the benchmarks on UserBenchmark, the BX300 does look much better. I'm sold.

Thanks op, I am still using HDD, should I do a fresh install of the system? Or just keep my files

runnybabbit1 h, 6 m ago

. Raw throughput is not that important. Going from SATA/AHCI SSD to NVME …. Raw throughput is not that important. Going from SATA/AHCI SSD to NVME is nothing like the shift from HDD to SSD.. M.2 NVME has only been relevant starting with Skylake, so only a little over two years ago. . CPU stagnation means upgrading platforms is not so important; even for gaming, Sandy Bridge i7s still hold up. . Skylake and up (including Ryzen) essentially force you to use Windows 10 or a Linux distribution.


I agree that it's not comparable with the jump from HDD to SSD. However, your timeline is not accurate. PCIe appeared commercially around 2013. I know as I purchased a Vaio Pro 13 with a PCIe drive in 2013. That had a Haswell chip and the storage performed well in excess of double the read speed of SATAIII, and you could tell. I've since moved on, but I wouldn't bother with a SATAIII OS drive.
Edited by: "Furyous" 27th Nov

andersonchenghy20 m ago

Thanks op, I am still using HDD, should I do a fresh install of the …Thanks op, I am still using HDD, should I do a fresh install of the system? Or just keep my files


Fresh! You will love it, best upgrade I made to my computer

Could buy a Samsung 850 EVO and you get a copy of Assassins Creed Origins pc uPlay code then sell that on eBay for 27-29 with 10% fees so 24-26 quid off the original price of £80 therefore £55 for a 250gb ssd with good speed and reviews

Haircut_1001 h, 11 m ago

I bought the Sandisk SSD Plus that was on offer for a similar price the …I bought the Sandisk SSD Plus that was on offer for a similar price the other day. I take it that most people would go for this Crucial instead?


Sandisk SSD Plus vs Crucial BX300 click.

I would cancel my order for the mx300 and order this but still... There are some cons for this bx300: data loss protection inferior to mx and the controller is slower. Now... In Layman's terms is this a good sacrifice for having MLC?

Cheers OP now to fix my dog slow missus' laptop ... :-)

Is this better than the Kingston A400 which was £59.99 the other day? Deal was: hotukdeals.com/dea…057

Ashan851 h, 43 m ago

I would cancel my order for the mx300 and order this but still... There …I would cancel my order for the mx300 and order this but still... There are some cons for this bx300: data loss protection inferior to mx and the controller is slower. Now... In Layman's terms is this a good sacrifice for having MLC?


don't overthink it these sata3 ssd's have been around for ages so an upgrade to sata4 or something similar seems to be drawing ever closer so by the time whichever drive you get dies there is bound to be something new by then
I upgraded to 4 x Intel 730 Series 480GB in 2014 and capacity is the only thing that really improved much since then but speeds are about the same so I would say you're better off going with the most reliable as nothing sucks more than a drive that lost all your data, typically I would rather have a slower drive if it was more reliable than a faster one.
the mx300 and the bx300 have the same rated lifespan of 80TB write endurance and the higher redundancy provisioning on the mx300 is probably offset by the bx300 having the superior MLC which leaves them on a fairly level playing field, but you knew this so just don't be a little girl! make a decision and be a big girl or whatever analogy ... etc

Ashan853 h, 45 m ago

I would cancel my order for the mx300 and order this but still... There …I would cancel my order for the mx300 and order this but still... There are some cons for this bx300: data loss protection inferior to mx and the controller is slower. Now... In Layman's terms is this a good sacrifice for having MLC?



The BX300 is the better drive, at the end of the day you’d never notice any real word difference. To see the benefit of MLC would need some pretty heavy sustained usage too

Furyous5 h, 21 m ago

The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck …The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck is the SATAIII interface. It'll perk up your old PC in place of a mechanical hard drive, but that market must be dwindling. For those who've bothered to invest in newer machines, PCIe (m.2 etc) has been around for 4/5 years, and offers significantly better performance. SATAIII is obsolete for OS/program drives.These are superb as a storage low noise, reliable storage drive, but 120/240GB isn't very much storage.



PCIE/NVME offers significantly better benchmarks but real world performance gain is minimal for most people. SATA III is certainly not obsolete for OS/program drives, that’s just silly.

Whilst an NVME drive is faster there are several issues with them:

- they’re substantially more expensive (almost double the price) for little real world gain
- they overheat under sustained load
- most motherboards have only 1 or 2 m2 slots
- the format takes up too much PCB space on a motherboard, often leaving them hard to access

The m2 format is a laptop tech primarily, designed to save space in a laptop chassis. As a desktop storage format it is half baked.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 27th Nov

Ssd boot. Ssd main games. Everything else on 128mb mech hdds.... you can drop a sammy into rapid mode to get some m2 comparable speeds but not worth it... go for stability n longevity over spees. Any recent ssd all the same. You can spend a fortune to boot up 3 seconds faster than the next man.

good..,

thetarget5 h, 10 m ago

Is this better than the Kingston A400 which was £59.99 the other day? Deal …Is this better than the Kingston A400 which was £59.99 the other day? Deal was: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-kingston-240-gb-ssd-a400-solid-state-drive-25-inch-sata-5998-2839057

I'm asking the same question. Didn't go for the SanDisk because everyone was on about them failing but I'm guessing this would have been a better option

Strontium905 h, 53 m ago

Cheers OP now to fix my dog slow missus' laptop ... :-)


In that order?

Ordered thanks

What warranty does this product have?

RiverDragon88 h, 27 m ago

Sandisk SSD Plus vs Crucial BX300 click.


I had a look at that comparison but to be honest Its not really the speeds and whatever that I'm so concerned about, it's more the reliability, life, and quality of the brand that I'm thinking about. Would the Crucial be considered preferable in those respects or is there not really that much difference?
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 27th Nov

Yandex19 m ago

Three years of warranty. Source: …Three years of warranty. Source: http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/company-warranty


Aye, but expect it will have a limit of data writing to something like 80TB - or three years.... not ideal really.

Hmm, can get the mx300 for the same price using the prime now deal (£20 off first three shops, works out to be £10 off first shop, £5 off next too). What would be best for a new build?
Edited by: "corianderpanic" 27th Nov

Furyous8 h, 44 m ago

The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck …The deals on low capacity SSD drives are all very good, but the bottleneck is the SATAIII interface. It'll perk up your old PC in place of a mechanical hard drive, but that market must be dwindling. For those who've bothered to invest in newer machines, PCIe (m.2 etc) has been around for 4/5 years, and offers significantly better performance. SATAIII is obsolete for OS/program drives.These are superb as a storage low noise, reliable storage drive, but 120/240GB isn't very much storage.


Wouldn’t say obsolete. Even sata 2 is plenty fast for an OS drive.

Brilliant, been waiting for a 250gb drive to replace my almost full 120gb drive. Thanks to the OP.

Do you get the leads that allow you to clone or does someone know where they are?

These are pretty much the same price with free shipping direct from Crucial's website, wth 3% via quidco - just as a backup idea

andersonchenghy8 h, 55 m ago

Thanks op, I am still using HDD, should I do a fresh install of the …Thanks op, I am still using HDD, should I do a fresh install of the system? Or just keep my files


A fresh install is always better.

Ordered one but I'm thinking that the Evo 250 on offer at ebuyer may be a better long term shout if can be bothered with the effort of selling the Assassins Creed code

Sambat1 h, 38 m ago

In that order?



Lol . Yes I have a slow canine spouses laptop :-)
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