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Crucial BX500 CT960BX500SSD1(Z) 960 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch) for £76.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK
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Crucial BX500 CT960BX500SSD1(Z) 960 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch) for £76.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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Posted 24th JanEdited by:"Brutes"

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zebz00124/01/2020 00:34

Poor endurance on this one: 240TBW


But doesn’t that equal to about 60-65 GB daily read/write workload over a ten-year period? That is a massive amount of data ( far more than a normal user would get anywhere close to) over a very,very long period of time.
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Poor endurance on this one: 240TBW
zebz00124/01/2020 00:34

Poor endurance on this one: 240TBW


But doesn’t that equal to about 60-65 GB daily read/write workload over a ten-year period? That is a massive amount of data ( far more than a normal user would get anywhere close to) over a very,very long period of time.
Write endurance on QLC is like the early days of SSD where everyone was being advised to shift my docs/downloads/most stuff/virtual memory off to a spinning drive.

Yes, it has less write endurance than ssd (which has much less write endurance than mechanical). Still needs to be battered to within an inch of it's life daily for 10+ years for it to matter. If you're still using one of these in 10 years I'd be a little surprised.
If you hardly ever transfer large files these are fine but if you do then spend an extra 20 quid on the MX500.

Personally I wouldn't buy a QLC DRAMless SSD but everyone has a budget.

EDIT: Changed the difference to 20 quid as per Brutes response below
Edited by: "Gormond" 24th Jan
Gormond24/01/2020 09:53

If you hardly ever transfer large files these are fine but if you do then …If you hardly ever transfer large files these are fine but if you do then spend an extra tenner on the MX500.Personally I wouldn't buy a QLC DRAMless SSD but everyone has a budget.


MX500 would cost extra 20 quid.
Brutes24/01/2020 09:56

MX500 would cost extra 20 quid.


Ohh yeah, it appears I can't count
Edited by: "Gormond" 24th Jan
Gormond24/01/2020 09:59

Ohh yeah, it appears I can't count


It happens when we promptly respond if we have interest in something like I always get confusion when doing £/GB etc..
Brutes24/01/2020 10:25

It happens when we promptly respond if we have interest in something like …It happens when we promptly respond if we have interest in something like I always get confusion when doing £/GB etc..


Yeah I guess £20 makes the MX500 over 25% more which makes the BX500 a much better deal than I originally thought.

EDIT: more typos... one of those days.
Edited by: "Gormond" 24th Jan
Gormond24/01/2020 10:45

Yeah I guess £20 makes the MX500 over 25% more which makes the CX500 a …Yeah I guess £20 makes the MX500 over 25% more which makes the CX500 a much better deal than I originally thought.


Yes ... and again CX500 ..lol Please ignore me.. or you just wrote it on purpose .. I guess.
llamaalarmallama24/01/2020 07:18

Write endurance on QLC is like the early days of SSD where everyone was …Write endurance on QLC is like the early days of SSD where everyone was being advised to shift my docs/downloads/most stuff/virtual memory off to a spinning drive.Yes, it has less write endurance than ssd (which has much less write endurance than mechanical). Still needs to be battered to within an inch of it's life daily for 10+ years for it to matter. If you're still using one of these in 10 years I'd be a little surprised.


The BX500 uses TLC, actually it uses the same flash as the MX500 so will see similar endurance, despite Crucial giving low endurance figures. 3dnews.ru are currently running an endurance test on a 240GB BX500 (warranted endurance 80TB), endurance so far 2.5PB. 3dnews.ru/938…tml
Edited by: "BlackAle" 24th Jan
Brutes24/01/2020 10:49

Yes ... and again CX500 ..lol Please ignore me.. or you just wrote it …Yes ... and again CX500 ..lol Please ignore me.. or you just wrote it on purpose .. I guess.


I guess I should just go back to bed lol
BlackAle24/01/2020 10:54

The BX500 uses TLC, actually it uses the same flash as the MX500 so will …The BX500 uses TLC, actually it uses the same flash as the MX500 so will see similar endurance, despite Crucial giving low endurance figures. 3dnews.ru are currently running an endurance test on a 240GB BX500 (warranted endurance 80TB), endurance so far 2.5PB. https://3dnews.ru/938764/page-2.html#Crucial%20BX500


Noted, I guess it's the lack of DRAM that causes the performance decrease seen in reviews.

Odd that crucial would rate it as less endurance despite being the same memory - Maybe so you will pay the extra for the MX500.
Edited by: "Gormond" 24th Jan
BlackAle24/01/2020 10:54

The BX500 uses TLC, actually it uses the same flash as the MX500 so will …The BX500 uses TLC, actually it uses the same flash as the MX500 so will see similar endurance, despite Crucial giving low endurance figures. 3dnews.ru are currently running an endurance test on a 240GB BX500 (warranted endurance 80TB), endurance so far 2.5PB. https://3dnews.ru/938764/page-2.html#Crucial%20BX500


(Genuinely) Useful correction ty.
Gormond24/01/2020 11:00

Noted, I guess it's the lack of DRAM that causes the performance decrease …Noted, I guess it's the lack of DRAM that causes the performance decrease seen in reviews.Odd that crucial would rate it as less endurance despite being the same memory - Maybe so you will pay the extra for the MX500.


Yes the performance does drop when working/copying/pasting/ larger files, I find this on my BX500 on a few occasions but it's still vastly superior to the mechanical drive it replaced (no such issues on my Samsung Evo 850 drive though). Do they state lower lifespan because there's more wear as there's lots of data information being mapped to the DRAM itself on the fly rather than to dedicated CACHE ram? I'm sure I read that, but could be wrong.

Good price for this drive.... if you can afford £100 on the MX500 then it's worth spending the extra, however if it's a less important machine and lighter duty PC then these BX drives work fine.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 24th Jan
Would you guys recommend this for use with a PS4?
Not wanting to brag but i just this second got this very same Crucial BX500 960 GB "Like-New" via the Amazon Warehouse 20% off sale for £61.75 ! And there was me thinking this Warehouse sale was rubbish- i think you just need to keep looking as they add things all the time.
Going to use it as my games/data drive.
chapchap24/01/2020 23:34

Be quick one is available le for less that 60 …Be quick one is available le for less that 60 quid!https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B07KLD9333/ref=sr_1_7?condition=used&s=warehouse-deals&keywords=SSD&qid=1579908741&sr=8-7&m=A2OAJ7377F756P&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE


let's see who gets the bargain.
Super price @Brutes
Grab this someone- warehouse “ like new”for 61quid!

amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE
Price dropped down to £77.34
ms8429/01/2020 17:51

Price dropped down to £77.34


Thanks a lot, Updated
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