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Crucial BX500 2.5" 120GB SSD / Solid State Drive £18.78 at Aria PC
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Crucial BX500 2.5" 120GB SSD / Solid State Drive £18.78 at Aria PC

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Posted 4th Oct

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SPECIFICATIONS:Capacity: 120GB
Edition: BX500
Form Factor: 2.5"
Height: 7 mm
Interface: SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
Host Controller Interface: AHCI
Flash Memory Type: Micron 3D NAND
Max. Read: 540 MB/s
Max. Write: 500 MB/s
Special Features: Acronis True Image for Crucial Cloning Software, Active Garbage Collection, DEVSLP Support, Dynamic Wear-Leveling, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Up to 32 commands, S.M.A.R.T Support, SLC Write Acceleration
Power Consumption (active): 3W
Max. Endurance Rating: 40TB TBW
MTBF: 1,500,000 Hours
Max. Non-operating Vibration: 5-800Hz @ 3.1G
Max. Non-operating Shock: 1500G/0.5ms
Connectivity: 1 x SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
OS Support: Mac OS / Windows OS
Dimensions: 69.85 x 7 x 100.45 mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 70 g
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MentalFloss04/10/2019 12:59

This has bad reviews. If I am not mistaken, this also has one of the …This has bad reviews. If I am not mistaken, this also has one of the lowest endurance ratings amongst all SSDs with the lower estimate being like 40 TBW or something. The patriot one is the same price i believe and seems better


Short version:
Pretty much all the SSDs without DRAM cache get bad reviews, usually by tech journos or from people that aren't using them in day to day tasks.

Longer:
Sure they don't have as long endurance, don't perform so well in sythentic benchmarks but in reality they work much better than the mechanical drive they replace by a large magnitude. They give a low price/high performance boost. This will make a 10 year old clunker PC run so much better and be usable. This is the cheapest and most cost effective upgrade you can make for an otherwise nearly unusable PC.

I'd always try get the best like the Samsung Evo or Crucial MX range but having bought and used several of these BX drives I can say they are perfectly adequate for the typical daily tasks. Not the best if you're a gamer or deal with large files but I've had a BX in my work laptop since November 2018 and it's been fine and so much better than the mechanical drive it replaced.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 4th Oct
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This has bad reviews. If I am not mistaken, this also has one of the lowest endurance ratings amongst all SSDs with the lower estimate being like 40 TBW or something.
The patriot one is the same price i believe and seems better
Edited by: "MentalFloss" 4th Oct
MentalFloss04/10/2019 12:59

This has bad reviews. If I am not mistaken, this also has one of the …This has bad reviews. If I am not mistaken, this also has one of the lowest endurance ratings amongst all SSDs with the lower estimate being like 40 TBW or something. The patriot one is the same price i believe and seems better


Short version:
Pretty much all the SSDs without DRAM cache get bad reviews, usually by tech journos or from people that aren't using them in day to day tasks.

Longer:
Sure they don't have as long endurance, don't perform so well in sythentic benchmarks but in reality they work much better than the mechanical drive they replace by a large magnitude. They give a low price/high performance boost. This will make a 10 year old clunker PC run so much better and be usable. This is the cheapest and most cost effective upgrade you can make for an otherwise nearly unusable PC.

I'd always try get the best like the Samsung Evo or Crucial MX range but having bought and used several of these BX drives I can say they are perfectly adequate for the typical daily tasks. Not the best if you're a gamer or deal with large files but I've had a BX in my work laptop since November 2018 and it's been fine and so much better than the mechanical drive it replaced.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 4th Oct
spannerzone04/10/2019 13:33

Short version:Pretty much all the SSDs without DRAM cache get bad reviews, …Short version:Pretty much all the SSDs without DRAM cache get bad reviews, usually by tech journos or from people that aren't using them in day to day tasks. Longer:Sure they don't have as long endurance, don't perform so well in sythentic benchmarks but in reality they work much better than the mechanical drive they replace by a large magnitude. They give a low price/high performance boost. This will make a 10 year old clunker PC run so much better and be usable. This is the cheapest and most cost effective upgrade you can make for an otherwise nearly unusable PC.I'd always try get the best like the Samsung Evo or Crucial MX range but having bought and used several of these BX drives I can say they are perfectly adequate for the typical daily tasks. Not the best if you're a gamer or deal with large files but I've had a BX in my work laptop since November 2018 and it's been fine and so much better than the mechanical drive it replaced.


This is so true. I always hear tech reviewers bash on these drives so much but I just don't think they understand the context in which they should be used. I stuck one of these in a £100 thinkpad x230 off of ebay for my friend to use for word processing. He stores everything on OneDrive so the endurance is pretty irrelevant and the thing runs super smooth. At £120 all in the value is ridiculous.
elfinzz04/10/2019 18:24

This is so true. I always hear tech reviewers bash on these drives so much …This is so true. I always hear tech reviewers bash on these drives so much but I just don't think they understand the context in which they should be used. I stuck one of these in a £100 thinkpad x230 off of ebay for my friend to use for word processing. He stores everything on OneDrive so the endurance is pretty irrelevant and the thing runs super smooth. At £120 all in the value is ridiculous.


I find it a bit tiresome, lots of SSD reviews online, banging on about terrible performance, lower lifespan and not recommended at all. Sure, if you can afford to pay more and have a PC that warrants spending more, get the DRAM cached SSD drives, I certainly do... but for less important machines that may get much less use, I don't care too much if it fails sooner than the better endurance drives.... on a PC used a few hours every other day, as many secondary machines will be used, the SSD still is likely to outlive the computer and makes an otherwise terrible slow crap computer usable again.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 4th Oct
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