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Crucial BX500 internal solid state drive 2.5" 960 GB Serial ATA III 3D NAND for £89.46 Delivered @ Lambda-tek
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Crucial BX500 internal solid state drive 2.5" 960 GB Serial ATA III 3D NAND for £89.46 Delivered @ Lambda-tek

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Posted 15th Sep

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Crucial BX500 2.5" 960 GB Serial ATA III QLC 3D NANDBX500 960GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch SSD

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The easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price.
Ever wonder why your phone responds faster than your computer? It’s because your phone runs on flash memory. Add flash to your laptop or desktop computer with the Crucial BX500 SSD, the easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price. Accelerate everything.

  • - 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 – advancing the world’s memory and storage technology for 40 years



Features
  • SSD form factor 2.5"
  • SSD capacity 960 GB
  • Interface Serial ATA III
  • Memory type QLC 3D NAND
  • Component for Notebook
  • Security algorithms 256-bit AES
  • Data transfer rate 6 Gbit/s
  • Read speed 540 MB/s
  • Write speed 500 MB/s

Weight & dimensions
  • Width 100.3 mm
  • Depth 63.5 mm
  • Height 7 mm

Other features
  • Product colour Black



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I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd pay another £12 and get the superior performing Crucial 1TB MX500 for £101 from Amazon (standard packaging)
The difference being the BX has a dram-less cache design which could be noticible if you copy/paste/move/edit/zip/process larger file sizes. I've found the BX is fine in most day to day chores but when I move or work on files larger than 1GB the transfer speeds / processing speeds can plummet.

The BX isn't bad by any means but with such a little price difference I think the MX is the one to go for here. You also get longer endurance and 5 year warranty on the MX vs 3year / lower endurance on the BX range.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Sep
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I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd pay another £12 and get the superior performing Crucial 1TB MX500 for £101 from Amazon (standard packaging)
The difference being the BX has a dram-less cache design which could be noticible if you copy/paste/move/edit/zip/process larger file sizes. I've found the BX is fine in most day to day chores but when I move or work on files larger than 1GB the transfer speeds / processing speeds can plummet.

The BX isn't bad by any means but with such a little price difference I think the MX is the one to go for here. You also get longer endurance and 5 year warranty on the MX vs 3year / lower endurance on the BX range.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Sep
Cracking price. Ordered
ammodevgun15/09/2019 12:31

Cracking price. Ordered


As above, I'd 100% pay the extra for the Mx model.
spannerzone15/09/2019 12:20

I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd …I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd pay another £12 and get the superior performing Crucial 1TB MX500 for £101 from Amazon (standard packaging)The difference being the BX has a dram-less cache design which could be noticible if you copy/paste/move/edit/zip/process larger file sizes. I've found the BX is fine in most day to day chores but when I move or work on files larger than 1GB the transfer speeds / processing speeds can plummet.The BX isn't bad by any means but with such a little price difference I think the MX is the one to go for here. You also get longer endurance and 5 year warranty on the MX vs 3year / lower endurance on the BX range.


Unbelievable. No one focus qlc.
spannerzone15/09/2019 12:20

I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd …I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd pay another £12 and get the superior performing Crucial 1TB MX500 for £101 from Amazon (standard packaging)The difference being the BX has a dram-less cache design which could be noticible if you copy/paste/move/edit/zip/process larger file sizes. I've found the BX is fine in most day to day chores but when I move or work on files larger than 1GB the transfer speeds / processing speeds can plummet.The BX isn't bad by any means but with such a little price difference I think the MX is the one to go for here. You also get longer endurance and 5 year warranty on the MX vs 3year / lower endurance on the BX range.


Thank you - This is useful advice and I am glad you shared it
£5.02 delivery to Northern Ireland? No, I don't think so.
have SSD started going up in price? I got the Mx model for £78 a few months ago and now the lower endurance model is considered a hot deal for a tenner more.
Edited by: "dave859" 16th Sep
dave85916/09/2019 17:10

have SSD started going up in price? I got the Mx model for £78 a few …have SSD started going up in price? I got the Mx model for £78 a few months ago and now the lower endurance model is considered a hot deal for a tenner more.


Yes they've been creeping back up again over the last month or so. All these suppliers/manufacturers just follow each other I guess (Samsung excluded!) so when one nudges up the price the rest follow. Memory is also a commodity and traded as such so supply and demand I suppose and I beleive there was an oversupply of ram chips hence shifting stock at lower prices.
sunny8016/09/2019 07:29

Unbelievable. No one focus qlc.


Please feel free to contribute to this thread and enlighten us, it might surprise you to hear that I'm not actually a dram module expert so that could explain why I haven't gone into greater levels of detail other than my own personal experiences using both types of SSD.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 16th Sep
Whilst I appreciate people saying there are better models, the amount these drives have dropped in price per GB is quite amazing
jouster16/09/2019 18:05

Whilst I appreciate people saying there are better models, the amount …Whilst I appreciate people saying there are better models, the amount these drives have dropped in price per GB is quite amazing


Yep, 1TB for around £100 is pretty darned good. It's the most cost effective upgrade you can make to a computer if you're still using a mechanical drive (if such people still exist!?)
spannerzone16/09/2019 18:20

Yep, 1TB for around £100 is pretty darned good. It's the most cost …Yep, 1TB for around £100 is pretty darned good. It's the most cost effective upgrade you can make to a computer if you're still using a mechanical drive (if such people still exist!?)


Indeed. And at this price it’s crazy not to (I appreciate it’s been cheaper).
was about to buy it and it became 94 after adding to cart??
Lambda-tek is listing this as QLC, it's not. The BX500 uses TLC.

The low warranted write endurance on the drive isn't something I'd worry about either... 3dnews.ru/938…tml
Edited by: "BlackAle" 16th Sep
BlackAle16/09/2019 22:03

Lambda-tek is listing this as QLC, it's not. The BX500 uses TLC


Oh dear, and no one noticed that. Cheerzz
BlackAle16/09/2019 22:03

Lambda-tek is listing this as QLC, it's not. The BX500 uses TLC.The low …Lambda-tek is listing this as QLC, it's not. The BX500 uses TLC.The low warranted write endurance on the drive isn't something I'd worry about either... https://3dnews.ru/938764/page-2.html#Crucial%20BX500


It was tlc, but now---
sunny8016/09/2019 23:01

It was tlc, but now---


The BX500 uses the Silicon Motion SM2258XT or SM2259XT controller, which only supports TLC.
Edited by: "BlackAle" 17th Sep
spannerzone15/09/2019 12:20

I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd …I have the 240 and 480GB version of this and it's fine but personally I'd pay another £12 and get the superior performing Crucial 1TB MX500 for £101 from Amazon (standard packaging)The difference being the BX has a dram-less cache design which could be noticible if you copy/paste/move/edit/zip/process larger file sizes. I've found the BX is fine in most day to day chores but when I move or work on files larger than 1GB the transfer speeds / processing speeds can plummet.The BX isn't bad by any means but with such a little price difference I think the MX is the one to go for here. You also get longer endurance and 5 year warranty on the MX vs 3year / lower endurance on the BX range.


I have the exact same issue here, installing large games like GTA5 or NFS and the speed PLUMMETS, making it take forever/being unusable.. I certainly wouldn't use it as a System drive as you would lock up at these moments... Works fine once things are installed however
Alex_H15/09/2019 22:40

As above, I'd 100% pay the extra for the Mx model.


I did not know there was a faster model. Using this onc in my ps4 and just ordered the mx for my laptop.

Thanks
BlackAle16/09/2019 22:03

Lambda-tek is listing this as QLC, it's not. The BX500 uses TLC.The low …Lambda-tek is listing this as QLC, it's not. The BX500 uses TLC.The low warranted write endurance on the drive isn't something I'd worry about either... https://3dnews.ru/938764/page-2.html#Crucial%20BX500


It stands surprisingly strong in that test so far, given it's a dramless butget drive. Funny enough i stumbled upon that bit of info just last night although I'm following the whole test for some time now.
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