Crucial BX500 960GB 2.5" SATA III SSD Read Speed 540MB/s Write Speed 500 MB/s (3 yrs warranty) for £88.38 Delivered @ CclOnline
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Crucial BX500 960GB 2.5" SATA III SSD Read Speed 540MB/s Write Speed 500 MB/s (3 yrs warranty) for £88.38 Delivered @ CclOnline

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Posted 31st Oct
Key Features:
  • SATA III Interface
  • 2.5 Form Factor
  • Up to 540MB/s Read, 500MB/s Write
  • 3 Year Warranty
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Can this be used as an external drive?
My laptop is too old to house a ssd I'm guessing.
mittromney31/10/2019 10:57

Can this be used as an external drive?My laptop is too old to house a ssd …Can this be used as an external drive?My laptop is too old to house a ssd I'm guessing.


Yes, certainly, Just buy 2.5" SSD enclosure.
Good if your motherboard only support sata.
Is there any way of making this into a nas network hard drive?
Just copped one
Daaaaaaaaave31/10/2019 11:38

Is there any way of making this into a nas network hard drive?



Most NAS systems use 3.5" (spinning rust) hard drives for the capacity:price ratio. There's not much point in using SSDs in a NAS unless you are using 10GbE or fibre links, or have high contention (100s or 1000s of users), then you could use it either as low latency storage or a cache (for hard drives in the same system).

Otherwise, just search for 2.5" NAS.
i was about to go and get evo 960 500gb or mx500 480gb. Now not sure if go for this one. Want it for games really. Any advice?
mittromney31/10/2019 10:57

Can this be used as an external drive?My laptop is too old to house a ssd …Can this be used as an external drive?My laptop is too old to house a ssd I'm guessing.


I'd say it's very unlikely that you've got a working laptop without the means to support this. If you have a 2.5" drive bay and SATA in the laptop then it will work.
This fit my Sony vaio laptop?
MSTRBKR31/10/2019 12:24

I'd say it's very unlikely that you've got a working laptop without the …I'd say it's very unlikely that you've got a working laptop without the means to support this. If you have a 2.5" drive bay and SATA in the laptop then it will work.


I will check it out thanks a lot.
Cisco06060631/10/2019 11:23

Good if your motherboard only support sata.


Otherwise? Surely most average users won’t see the benefit of M2?
Daaaaaaaaave31/10/2019 11:38

Is there any way of making this into a nas network hard drive?


Yes, buy a NAS chassis and stick it in there!
Edited by: "Foxeh" 31st Oct
bmbratz31/10/2019 12:25

This fit my Sony vaio laptop?


Not enough info, which model is it?
A Vaio from 2001 for instance, would not support this drive.
j4ska_31/10/2019 12:16

i was about to go and get evo 960 500gb or mx500 480gb. Now not sure if go …i was about to go and get evo 960 500gb or mx500 480gb. Now not sure if go for this one. Want it for games really. Any advice?


The Evo’s & MX’s are faster than the BX. Storage vs Speed. However, if you are moving away from a traditional spindle drive for the first time, you really won’t notice the performance difference between the Evo, MX & BX.
Is this recommended for replacing a (regular) HDD inside a (relatively new, 2016) iMAC 27?
mittromney31/10/2019 10:57

Can this be used as an external drive?My laptop is too old to house a ssd …Can this be used as an external drive?My laptop is too old to house a ssd I'm guessing.


Most laptops can house a SATA SSD. Just double check the thinkness of the drive (7mm or 9mm) as some laptops cant house 9mm drives. All laptop drive that are 7mm come with a 2mm "shim" so that if your laptop already has a 9mm and you buy a 7mm, it wont rattle around.
Foxeh31/10/2019 12:47

Not enough info, which model is it?A Vaio from 2001 for instance, would …Not enough info, which model is it?A Vaio from 2001 for instance, would not support this drive.


I will find out the model no when I get home all I know it’s got a blu ray player built in at the moment
Foxeh31/10/2019 12:50

The Evo’s & MX’s are faster than the BX. Storage vs Speed. However, if you …The Evo’s & MX’s are faster than the BX. Storage vs Speed. However, if you are moving away from a traditional spindle drive for the first time, you really won’t notice the performance difference between the Evo, MX & BX.


Would you notice the speed difference if you were already on SSD? Just curious as looking for a bigger drive now
Nice find. Heat added.
Not bad but I think this one is even better> 1TB SiliconPower for 84£
amazon.co.uk/Sil…-20
Is this compatible for ps4?
kwl14731/10/2019 14:55

Would you notice the speed difference if you were already on SSD? Just …Would you notice the speed difference if you were already on SSD? Just curious as looking for a bigger drive now


Beyond benchmark testing I've noticed very little difference (250gb Samsung 840 SATA > 960gb Corsair MP510 NVME). I wouldn't advise replacing an existing drive with another of the same capacity for the sake of it, but they're still worth considering for the form factor and may have benefits for video editing etc.
MBeeching31/10/2019 16:21

Beyond benchmark testing I've noticed very little difference (250gb …Beyond benchmark testing I've noticed very little difference (250gb Samsung 840 SATA > 960gb Corsair MP510 NVME). I wouldn't advise replacing an existing drive with another of the same capacity for the sake of it, but they're still worth considering for the form factor and may have benefits for video editing etc.


Thanks mate. Just confirming what I suspected to be the case. NVME are great for pros but not for the average user.

I’m probably gonna keep a look out for an upgrade on my 256gb crucial SSD. 500gb sounds good but there’s a Sandisk on HUKD 1TB on offer as well. decision decisions.
kwl14731/10/2019 14:55

Would you notice the speed difference if you were already on SSD? Just …Would you notice the speed difference if you were already on SSD? Just curious as looking for a bigger drive now


If your existing drive was an MX/Evo, you may notice a slight difference in load times and data transfers.
mozoka31/10/2019 15:44

Not bad but I think this one is even better> 1TB SiliconPower for …Not bad but I think this one is even better> 1TB SiliconPower for 84£https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicon-Power-Cache-Performance-Internal/dp/B07KQZ1Z53/ref=sr_1_20?keywords=ssd+1tb&qid=1572535975&sr=8-20


What brand is that then?!
when will 2tb ssds be 100 pounds
bingowings8531/10/2019 18:16

another …another year?https://www.techpowerup.com/255384/trendforce-ssd-price-per-gb-could-drop-as-low-as-usd-0-1-by-years-end


is that for sata or nvme or both?
FierceVinegar31/10/2019 18:34

is that for sata or nvme or both?


depends what demand the enterprise storage solutions have on price/availability.
thanks for this
kwl14731/10/2019 12:37

Otherwise? Surely most average users won’t see the benefit of M2?


Most won't, but the prices are pretty much at parity now. A 600p 1TB is only a tenner more than this.
Horrible performance
FierceVinegar31/10/2019 18:34

is that for sata or nvme or both?


I'd imagine the price is dependent mostly on the production costs of the flash memory itself, not the interface.

By the way, NVMe is not comparable with SATA. NVMe is comparable with AHCI, as they're both logical device interfaces. PCIe and SATA are the protocols used for data transfer.
edanfalls31/10/2019 20:38

Most won't, but the prices are pretty much at parity now. A 600p 1TB is …Most won't, but the prices are pretty much at parity now. A 600p 1TB is only a tenner more than this.


I know but performance and longevity?
kwl14731/10/2019 20:56

I know but performance and longevity?


Performance is obviously higher in the 660p on paper. In practise, you'd need workloads with sustained high-queue depths or sustained sequential reads/writes for it to be noticeable. Mostly it's things like video editing, data processing etc that it helps for, as they're reading and writing rapidly to the same disk. Stuff like booting your PC, opening applications still will be faster if the rest of your system is fast, but only very marginally.

Longevity is similar. At this price, you'd be getting an M.2 PCIe drive which is on the lower end, compared to a 2.5" SATA drive which is on the higher end. So likely the 2.5" drive will be rated slightly higher. E.g. the BX500 is rated to 360 TBW, whereas the 660p is rated to 200 TBW.

This is mostly just staggered pricing - you're paying more for better support. There's nothing inherently more or less reliable about the hardware of M.2 PCIe drives. The 960 Evo 1TB is, for example, rated to 400 TBW.
edanfalls31/10/2019 21:10

Performance is obviously higher in the 660p on paper. In practise, you'd …Performance is obviously higher in the 660p on paper. In practise, you'd need workloads with sustained high-queue depths or sustained sequential reads/writes for it to be noticeable. Mostly it's things like video editing, data processing etc that it helps for, as they're reading and writing rapidly to the same disk. Stuff like booting your PC, opening applications still will be faster if the rest of your system is fast, but only very marginally.Longevity is similar. At this price, you'd be getting an M.2 PCIe drive which is on the lower end, compared to a 2.5" SATA drive which is on the higher end. So likely the 2.5" drive will be rated slightly higher. E.g. the BX500 is rated to 360 TBW, whereas the 660p is rated to 200 TBW.This is mostly just staggered pricing - you're paying more for better support. There's nothing inherently more or less reliable about the hardware of M.2 PCIe drives. The 960 Evo 1TB is, for example, rated to 400 TBW.


I think that’s the point though. I’m just a guy that does the average stuff and games.

I don’t mind paying extra if I were gonna see the performance gains but I’m not by the sounds of it. I’m probably just better to pay for a well supported 2.5 ssd sata drive.
What's the differences between the BX and the MX crucial drives guys? Im in the market for my first SSD which will be going into a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro.
Mike_Carter31/10/2019 21:24

What's the differences between the BX and the MX crucial drives guys? Im …What's the differences between the BX and the MX crucial drives guys? Im in the market for my first SSD which will be going into a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro.


Mike, mx is a far quicker drive than a bx. This is because it has cache memory so it sustains fast reads and writes. The 'new' way of keeping costs of an ssd drive low is to remove this cache memory and in real life it is very noticeable if you are moving large files where after the first few gigabytes the drives will slow to a crawl, even slower than traditional hard drives. Many people, however, wont notice this as they wont move large amounts of data very often. In your particular case, a mbp 2010, I think the sata interface is only 3gb/sec in any case, not 6gb/sec, so my advice would be to not to be looking for out and out speed as the data interface in your laptop wont handle it? In which case, although the same issue stands for drives without cache memory, you'll likely see huge speed benefits from any lower end spec or priced ssd? Hope this might help you?
Always need more space and it’s great to see such cheap big SSDs around now
j4ska_31/10/2019 12:16

i was about to go and get evo 960 500gb or mx500 480gb. Now not sure if go …i was about to go and get evo 960 500gb or mx500 480gb. Now not sure if go for this one. Want it for games really. Any advice?


Games can be huge. The Western Digital Blue is better than the bx500. The bx500 is more for folks who don't install big games.
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