Unfortunately, this deal is no longer available
Crucial BX500 CT960BX500SSD1(Z) 960 GB Internal SSD £83.09 Delivered @ Amazon
350° Expired

Crucial BX500 CT960BX500SSD1(Z) 960 GB Internal SSD £83.09 Delivered @ Amazon

34
Posted 28th Feb

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

Good value drive

3414328.jpg
Boot up faster; Load files quicker; Improve overall system responsiveness
300% faster than a typical hard drive
Improves battery life because it's 45x more energy efficient than a typical hard drive
Micron 3D NAND - enhance the world's memory and storage technology for 40 years
Sequential reads/writes up to 540/500 MB/s on all file types
Community Updates

Groups

34 Comments
Is this any good in a PS4 pro ?
griff77p28/02/2020 00:23

Is this any good in a PS4 pro ?


Nope. You’re wasting your time putting an SSD in a PS4. It can’t take advantage of the full speeds. It’s faster, but barely compared to the stock hard drive. eurogamer.net/art…e_9
Biddy228/02/2020 00:26

Nope. You’re wasting your time putting an SSD in a PS4. It can’t take adv …Nope. You’re wasting your time putting an SSD in a PS4. It can’t take advantage of the full speeds. It’s faster, but barely compared to the stock hard drive. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-difference_9


Ah ok cheers for that. Was gonna upgrade it but now I won’t. Money saved.
Looking for have the storage for half the cost
Great find mate have some heat
Cheers OP, been holding out for a bit of a deal on this size/speed ssd, had some promo credit too so saved a bit more
griff77p28/02/2020 00:23

Is this any good in a PS4 pro ?


Yes, using a solid state drive does speed things up and make the system feel more responsive. It's not the night and day difference you'd get going from spinning disc to SSD in a PC though so it's up to you whether it's worth the investment.

I had a few spare drives on hand when I put one in my PS4 and it made enough of a difference that I never went back to the original HDD. As soon as my One X is out of warranty I'll be swapping that over too.

I know this goes a bit against the article linked to previously but this is my experience having done it myself.
Edited by: "daveroy" 28th Feb
Biddy228/02/2020 00:26

Nope. You’re wasting your time putting an SSD in a PS4. It can’t take adv …Nope. You’re wasting your time putting an SSD in a PS4. It can’t take advantage of the full speeds. It’s faster, but barely compared to the stock hard drive. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-ps4-pro-ssd-upgrade-does-sata-3-make-a-difference_9


Nah totally wrong, old outdated info, check for ps4 pro ssd, makes a nice difference to the speed of loading games, I've got a 1tb ssd in my pro... Definitely worth it.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
SkinflintSteve28/02/2020 06:45

Cheers OP, been holding out for a bit of a deal on this size/speed ssd, …Cheers OP, been holding out for a bit of a deal on this size/speed ssd, had some promo credit too so saved a bit more


Sadly they don't know their eggs, check for more recent information and it is subject to the model of your PS4.
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 08:22

Sadly they don't know their eggs, check for more recent information and it …Sadly they don't know their eggs, check for more recent information and it is subject to the model of your PS4.




For the record tho, I use an external ssd on my Pro.

Loads games faster, mainly bought it for pubg really as it renders map, buildings & loot a lot faster compared to squad mates with hdd's.
Edited by: "SkinflintSteve" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 08:18

Nah totally wrong, old outdated info, check for ps4 pro ssd, makes a nice …Nah totally wrong, old outdated info, check for ps4 pro ssd, makes a nice difference to the speed of loading games, I've got a 1tb ssd in my pro... Definitely worth it.


It doesn't make that much of a difference. Some games load faster than others but overall there is nowhere near a worthwhile upgrade with SSD on a PS4 or PS4 Pro.

It's not about "outdated info." The PS4 hasn't suddenly got better internals to take advantage of SSD speeds. As mentioned there will be a difference but it varies massively from game to game and isn't really worth it considering the cost.

It's better to wait for the newer consoles for SSD as they will be designed to take full advantage of them.
SFP_NooDLe28/02/2020 08:58

It doesn't make that much of a difference. Some games load faster than …It doesn't make that much of a difference. Some games load faster than others but overall there is nowhere near a worthwhile upgrade with SSD on a PS4 or PS4 Pro. It's not about "outdated info." The PS4 hasn't suddenly got better internals to take advantage of SSD speeds. As mentioned there will be a difference but it varies massively from game to game and isn't really worth it considering the cost. It's better to wait for the newer consoles for SSD as they will be designed to take full advantage of them.


The internals have changed! Loading times are definitely improved, the original ps4 released console did not have suitable internals to take advantage of an SSD....

It is an easy upgrade and worthwhile doing when the SSD drives are suitably priced.

When I sell my PS4 pro, I will just put the original drive back in and use the SSD drive either externally on my PS5 for extra storage or stick it in my gaming PC.

When the price is right, it is a win win situation, enjoy the benefits now and use it on the next gen console too.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 09:11

The internals have changed! Loading times are definitely improved, the …The internals have changed! Loading times are definitely improved, the original ps4 released console did not have suitable internals to take advantage of an SSD....It is an easy upgrade and worthwhile doing when the SSD drives are suitably priced.When I sell my ps4, I will just put the original drive back in and use the SSD drive either externally on my PS5 for extra storage or stick it in my gaming PC. Win win.


No, whilst the PS4 Pro supports SATA 3 the console itself does not utilise an SSD anywhere near as fast as a PC or laptop would. No one is denying that there is an improvement to loading speeds. They are just not providing the gains necessary to be a worthy upgrade.

A PS4 Pro sells for between £200-250. You want to put a 1TB SSD in there at least, although in all honesty you'd really want a 2TB one because games have just ballooned in size. Even a 1TB SSD will add the £83 to the cost of a PS4 Pro. You're paying what, a third of the cost of the whole console for marginal gains in load times?

Considering the price you have to pay for such small loading speed upgrades, it really isn't worth it. From tests done it's the single player open world games that benefit the most. You won't really notice anything for online heavy games.

An SSD for current consoles is a luxury purchase until the newer ones come out. Mark Cerny has already shown a demo where Spider-Man loaded far, far faster on a PS5 when compared to the PS4 Pro. That's because the PS5 is going to be optimised to take full advantage of SSD speeds. You wouldn't see anywhere near the same increase in load times by simply swapping out the hard drive on an existing PS4 Pro.
Edited by: "SFP_NooDLe" 28th Feb
SFP_NooDLe28/02/2020 09:21

No, whilst the PS4 Pro supports SATA 3 the console itself does not utilise …No, whilst the PS4 Pro supports SATA 3 the console itself does not utilise an SSD anywhere near as fast as a PC or laptop would. No one is denying that there is an improvement to loading speeds. They are just not providing the gains necessary to be a worthy upgrade.A PS4 Pro sells for between £200-250. You want to put a 1TB SSD in there at least, although in all honest you'd really want a 2TB one because games have just ballooned in size. Even a 1TB SSD will add the £83 to the cost of a PS4 Pro. Considering the price you have to pay for such small loading speed upgrades, it really isn't worth it. From tests done it's the single player open world games that benefit the most. You won't really notice anything for online heavy games. An SSD in a console is a luxury purchase until the newer ones come out. Mark Cerny has already shown a demo where Spider-Man loaded far, far faster on a PS5 when compared to the PS4 Pro. That's because the PS5 is going to be optimised to take full advantage of SSD speeds. You wouldn't see anywhere near the same increase in load times by simply swapping out the hard drive on an existing PS4 Pro.


IMHO buy a 1tb ssd, buy an external case, put the SSD drive in the ps4, use the old drive as external storage, when the PS5 comes out, replace HDD in ps4 with the original harddrive, use the 1tb ssd as external storage on the PS5.....

Worth it for me, I can tell the difference in loading times, around a 30 percent improvement on average on my PS4 Pro, much more in some games , not a waste of money as it will be used on my PS5 externally...

Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 09:26

IMHO buy a 1tb ssd, buy an external case, put the SSD drive in the ps4, …IMHO buy a 1tb ssd, buy an external case, put the SSD drive in the ps4, use the old drive as external storage, when the PS5 comes out, replace HDD in ps4 with the original harddrive, use the 1tb ssd as external storage on the PS5..... Worth it for me, I can tell the difference in loading times, around a 30 percent improvement on average, much more in some games , not a waste of money as it will be used on my PS5 externally...[Video]


You sound like you enjoy tinkering. Come over to the PC lifestyle and you’ll be in heaven.
chapchap28/02/2020 10:07

You sound like you enjoy tinkering. Come over to the PC lifestyle and …You sound like you enjoy tinkering. Come over to the PC lifestyle and you’ll be in heaven.


I'm already there, rtx 2080ti, i5 8600k, 16gb ddr4, various SSD drives, the i5 works well for 4k gaming, as the graphics card is the bottleneck at 4k.

I've got a Nintendo switch as well, I'm games crazy!
Can 2 of these be used in a nas drive????
Having established the PS4 sucks with SSDs, the xbox one can use external SSSs, just struggling to find one at a good price? Samsung T5 (500GB) for example i dont think has ever been sub-70? Feel like an SSD would add a few yrs to the console and then in 2021/2 get the new console?

Anyone found a good price for a T5?
iby201228/02/2020 13:44

Having established the PS4 sucks with SSDs, the xbox one can use external …Having established the PS4 sucks with SSDs, the xbox one can use external SSSs, just struggling to find one at a good price? Samsung T5 (500GB) for example i dont think has ever been sub-70? Feel like an SSD would add a few yrs to the console and then in 2021/2 get the new console?Anyone found a good price for a T5?


The original PS4 sucks with SSD drives...not the slim or the PS4 Pro model....the PS4 can also use SSD via external and get the speed boost too.
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 08:18

Nah totally wrong, old outdated info, check for ps4 pro ssd, makes a nice …Nah totally wrong, old outdated info, check for ps4 pro ssd, makes a nice difference to the speed of loading games, I've got a 1tb ssd in my pro... Definitely worth it.


Just.Wondering28/02/2020 08:22

Sadly they don't know their eggs, check for more recent information and it …Sadly they don't know their eggs, check for more recent information and it is subject to the model of your PS4.



Sadly, I “do know my eggs”. (I even said there would be an improvement) At around this price, they’re better off buying a Firecuda with double the space if the marginal improvements are that important. amazon.co.uk/Sea…8-1

It’s a fact that the PS4 cannot take full advantage of SSDs because it is bottlenecked. It’s a waste of £80 buying this when there are better options available.
Biddy228/02/2020 15:32

Sadly, I “do know my eggs”. (I even said there would be an improvement) At …Sadly, I “do know my eggs”. (I even said there would be an improvement) At around this price, they’re better off buying a Firecuda with double the space if the marginal improvements are that important. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST2000LX001-FireCuda-Gaming-Internal/dp/B07H2F3741/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Firecuda&qid=1582903632&sr=8-1It’s a fact that the PS4 cannot take full advantage of SSDs because it is bottlenecked. It’s a waste of £80 buying this when there are better options available.


So wrong, the original PS4 sees little to know speed increase, but the Slimline and the PS4 Pro do see a good increase in loading times, have a Google....! or take a look on Youtube, or look at my post above.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 15:33

So wrong, the original PS4 sees little to know speed increase, but the …So wrong, the original PS4 sees little to know speed increase, but the Slimline and the PS4 Pro do see a good increase in loading times, have a Google....! or take a look on Youtube, or look at my post above.


Digital Foundry literally compared the Pro console in that link I posted. I bought a 1tb Samsung Evo and put it in my PS4 Pro (one of the latest models, not launch) and the difference was marginal. I checked it for myself. After that, it went straight into my PC. It isn’t worth the investment when a Firecuda can give you a similar bump with double the space at the same price.
Biddy228/02/2020 16:18

Digital Foundry literally compared the Pro console in that link I posted. …Digital Foundry literally compared the Pro console in that link I posted. I bought a 1tb Samsung Evo and put it in my PS4 Pro (one of the latest models, not launch) and the difference was marginal. I checked it for myself. After that, it went straight into my PC. It isn’t worth the investment when a Firecuda can give you a similar bump with double the space at the same price.


Nah, I have seen the difference myself, good improvement in load times, plenty of youtube videos to show the advantages of a SSD drive been used in a PS4 pro.

Plus your link is from 2016, firmwares might of made quite a difference in over 3 years.
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 16:23

Nah, I have seen the difference myself, good improvement in load times, …Nah, I have seen the difference myself, good improvement in load times, plenty of youtube videos to show the advantages of a SSD drive been used in a PS4 pro.Plus your link is from 2016, firmwares might of made quite a difference in over 3 years.


Firmwares cannot fix hardware bottlenecks. The PS4 Pro bottlenecks SSDs. Read the article properly. I’m not disputing there isn’t a difference (my very first comment said there was) it’s just not worth the price/performance ratio to buy a SSD for a PS4 when there are better options.

I’ll trust Digital Foundry (and my own experience that matches DF’s) over random Youtubers. I’m happy for you that you feel the investment was worth it, but the facts all show an SSD is an expensive upgrade when cheaper options will give you similar experiences with a PS4.
Biddy228/02/2020 16:51

Firmwares cannot fix hardware bottlenecks. The PS4 Pro bottlenecks SSDs. …Firmwares cannot fix hardware bottlenecks. The PS4 Pro bottlenecks SSDs. Read the article properly. I’m not disputing there isn’t a difference (my very first comment said there was) it’s just not worth the price/performance ratio to buy a SSD for a PS4 when there are better options. I’ll trust Digital Foundry (and my own experience that matches DF’s) over random Youtubers. I’m happy for you that you feel the investment was worth it, but the facts all show an SSD is an expensive upgrade when cheaper options will give you similar experiences with a PS4.


Sure, trust some out of date info , firmware fixes lots of issues, without the firmware, the hardware would not work.

Digital Foundry used a very mediocre SSD drive with not much cache.... Anyway, I've seen the difference on my own PS4 Pro and so have others, they have detailed their findings online, watch YouTube... Or just keep on watching out of date YouTubes from 2016 to try to prove your point....
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 17:37

Sure, trust some out of date info , firmware fixes lots of issues, without …Sure, trust some out of date info , firmware fixes lots of issues, without the firmware, the hardware would not work.Digital Foundry used a very mediocre SSD drive with not much cache.... Anyway, I've seen the difference on my own PS4 Pro and so have others, they have detailed their findings online, watch YouTube... Or just keep on watching out of date YouTubes from 2016 to try to prove your point....


Ok buddy. Like I say, I’m glad you’re happy with your investment.

Fingers crossed Intel release one of those firmwares for you that will remove the bottleneck caused by their processor to your 2080ti.
Biddy228/02/2020 19:30

Ok buddy. Like I say, I’m glad you’re happy with your investment. Fingers c …Ok buddy. Like I say, I’m glad you’re happy with your investment. Fingers crossed Intel release one of those firmwares for you that will remove the bottleneck caused by their processor to your 2080ti.


Their isn't a CPU bottleneck with my Intel CPU at 60fps with my RTX 2080ti at 4k watch some YouTubes...
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 19:33

Their isn't a CPU bottleneck with my Intel CPU at 60fps with my RTX 2080ti …Their isn't a CPU bottleneck with my Intel CPU at 60fps with my RTX 2080ti at 4k watch some YouTubes...


Whoosh... I was making the point that it cannot be fixed when using lower resolutions. Just like the SSD bottleneck can’t on the PS4 because it’s hardware based.

Love how people put stock in youtube videos too. It’s one of the biggest sites of misinformation. Any idiot can make a video on there.
Biddy228/02/2020 19:42

Whoosh... I was making the point that it cannot be fixed when using lower …Whoosh... I was making the point that it cannot be fixed when using lower resolutions. Just like the SSD bottleneck can’t on the PS4 because it’s hardware based. Love how people put stock in youtube videos too. It’s one of the biggest sites of misinformation. Any idiot can make a video on there.


Just like you put stock in an outdated 2016 YouTube video... :/ 👆 :/
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 19:47

Just like you put stock in an outdated 2016 YouTube video... :/ 👆 …Just like you put stock in an outdated 2016 YouTube video... :/ 👆 :/


Click the link again...
Biddy228/02/2020 19:50

Click the link again...


Which one, you mean the one that points to an article that was updated in 2017, that points to a YouTube video from November 2016 uploaded by Digital Foundry... The out dated one?
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
Just.Wondering28/02/2020 19:52

Which one, you mean the one that points to an article that was updated in …Which one, you mean the one that points to an article that was updated in 2017, that points to a YouTube video from November 2016 uploaded by Digital Foundry... The out dated one?


It’s a full article. With words and tables of results. With the option of watching the video on Youtube. I’m not sure what sort of “gotcha” moment you think you have found, but it’s getting ridiculous. Digital Foundry are proven experts. So proven that the console manufacturers turn to them to do some reveals. Dave from Essex with a Youtube channel shot in his garage, isn’t proven. If you think Youtube is a fountain of truth, then I fear for human society. I used a Samsung EVO in my PS4 Pro. The updated PS4 Pro. I timed the difference. It was marginal. Quicker, yes, worth wasting such hardware on a console that cannot take full advantage of it, no. I guess Sony forgot to put this magical hardware into my machine that they put into yours...

Anyway mate, I’m not arguing with you anymore. You think hardware bottlenecks can be fixed with software. That says enough. I’m glad you’re happy with your purchase.
Biddy228/02/2020 20:07

It’s a full article. With words and tables of results. With the option of w …It’s a full article. With words and tables of results. With the option of watching the video on Youtube. I’m not sure what sort of “gotcha” moment you think you have found, but it’s getting ridiculous. Digital Foundry are proven experts. So proven that the console manufacturers turn to them to do some reveals. Dave from Essex with a Youtube channel shot in his garage, isn’t proven. If you think Youtube is a fountain of truth, then I fear for human society. I used a Samsung EVO in my PS4 Pro. The updated PS4 Pro. I timed the difference. It was marginal. Quicker, yes, worth wasting such hardware on a console that cannot take full advantage of it, no. I guess Sony forgot to put this magical hardware into my machine that they put into yours...Anyway mate, I’m not arguing with you anymore. You think hardware bottlenecks can be fixed with software. That says enough. I’m glad you’re happy with your purchase.


Firmwares fix lots of hardware issues... I times my loading time differences too.... Nice improvement.

The digital Foundry video is from November 2016... They didn't use a great SSD... But no harm living in the past, if you feel it helps to make your point valid....

Plenty of other people seeing suitable loading time improvements,Google it / YouTube it... Other people in this deal post, have detailed improvements.

Not a waste of money, my PC is full of SSD drives already.

Night night xxxxxxxx
Edited by: "Just.Wondering" 28th Feb
was asking about a good external SSD for the xbox one, idk if it is worht £100 for the T5 when the new gen consoles are coming in in less then a yr
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text