Crucial CT240M500SSD1 2.5-inch 240GB M500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive £79.99 @ Amazon
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Crucial CT240M500SSD1 2.5-inch 240GB M500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive £79.99 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Apr 2014
Think I'm right in saying this is the cheapest it has ever been??

Crucial M500 SSD

Transform your system's performance.
New interfaces and multitasking demands require more from your system than perhaps ever before. From connecting instantly with friends and accessing apps, websites, and playlists online, to simultaneously streaming videos and downloading files, your computer is faced with an entirely new set of performance expectations that a hard drive struggles to meet. That's where the Crucial M500 SSD comes in. With data transfer speeds radically faster than a high-performance hard drive, the Crucial M500 SSD isn't just a storage upgrade — it's a complete system transformation. From its nearly instantaneous boot times, powerful data transfer speeds, increased multitasking capability, and rock-solid reliability, the Crucial M500 delivers dramatic performance gains - all at an affordable price.
Ample storage capacity with plenty of choice.
Available in capacities up to terabyte-class, the Crucial M500 SSD provides plenty of storage for your ever-growing collection of photos, videos, music, and important documents. Based on your storage needs, choose between a 120GB, 240GB, 480GB, or 960GB* drive and access your programs and files almost as soon as you click on them. If you prefer to store your data on an external backup drive, in the cloud, or on your home network, opt for a smaller capacity. Or if you'd rather have everything in one place, choose one of our larger sizes. Whichever capacity you choose, our selection ensures that you're able to find a drive that's the right combination of storage, performance, and price.
Consistently fast speeds. No exceptions.
No matter what kind of files you're working with on a Crucial SSD, you'll experience high speeds with no drop in performance across different file types. Unlike other SSDs on the market, Crucial SSDs treat all files the same, regardless of whether they're compressed or uncompressed. While many SSDs on the market achieve faster speeds by using file compression, many of the most common file types can't be compressed, resulting in SSDs that often deliver slower speeds than advertised. This is important because the files most people use every day — videos, mp3s, advanced graphic files and zip files - are compressed files and thus unable to be compressed any further. With a Crucial SSD, the specs we advertise are the same specs you'll see in the real world.
Crucial SSDs. Performance you can trust. Crucial is a brand of Micron, one of the largest NAND manufacturers in the world, and we design and develop our SSDs in-house using state-of-the-art technology. This means four things: hundreds of SSD qualification tests, over a thousand hours of prerelease validation testing, 1.5 billion dollars invested in R&D, and more than 30 years of industry expertise. With our multi-billion dollar commitment to NAND development, our record of patent and process innovation, and our award-winning customer support team, we're dedicated to quality. For you, that means your SSD has been designed with cutting-edge technology and it's been rigorously tested and approved. Don't settle for anything less.
See how we make our SSDs
Capacity (Unformatted) 120GB 240GB 480GB 960GB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible) SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3GB/s compatible)
Sustained Sequential Read up to (128k transfer) 500MB/s 500MB/s 500MB/s 500MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to (128k transfer) 130MB/s 250MB/s 400MB/s 400MB/s
Random Read up to (4k transfer) 62,000 IOPS 72,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Random Write up to (4k transfer) 35,000 IOPS 60,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS 80,000 IOPS
Form Factor 2.5-inch m-SATA, and M.2 2.5-inch m-SATA, and M.2 2.5-inch m-SATA, and M.2 2.5-inch
NAND 20nm Micron MLC NND
Life Expectancy 1.2 million hours mean time to failure (MTTF)
Warranty Limited three year warranty
Endurance 72TB total bytes written (TBW), equal to 40GB per day for 5 years
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C
Compliance RoHS, CE, FCC, UL, BSMI, C-TICK, KCC RRL, W.E.E.E., TUV VCCI, IC
Firmware FIeld upgradable firmware
Product Health Monitoring Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) commands

81 Comments

Sub £80 is a first I think? This is going to go supernova

Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in the middle of the work and lost all my data. Support is horrible, they will hung up phone and will do all the time. Give a try and you will see yourself.

What ssd did you use?

Hot hot hot!

I personally went with the Samsung Evo at £99 for the slight increase in speed, but for the majority of people this is plenty fast enough.

moazam

Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in … Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in the middle of the work and lost all my data. Support is horrible, they will hung up phone and will do all the time. Give a try and you will see yourself.



So sorry to hear about that, Moazam. Reliability of Crucial products is top-tier, and I have rarely heard any complaints about their customer service. You have obviously had a very different experience from the vast majority of PC builders / users. Losing all your data is a real set-back - why were you not backing up?

Good luck getting repair/replacement for this when it inevitably breaks in 6 months time..
Crucial/micron are a horrendous company who will steal your money and offer you "fair market value" instead of repair/replace....e.g £11.45 credit!!! For a 9 month old dead drive.. Then insist you send it back special delivery which will cost you £6-£8!!!

Thieves and con artists buy from a decent company, samsung, sandisk, kingston etc

Edited by: "ikduncan" 12th Apr 2014

As for reliability we bought 100 drives for work of which 21 have now died within 1 year.......

Limited warranty not worth the paper its written on...ICY COLD....woeful chancers

have samsung evos got a better reliability record?

I have 4 of these and they have not failed on me, I bet you'll find all companies failure rate is exactly the same. I have 3 c300s, which have been left on pretty much since bought and are still going strong.

As for customer service. I've never had an issue with crucial ever. Had drives go missing in the post, crucial then resent new no questions asked.

I had a faulty mem stick, which was replaced no issue, so it's good for some bad for others. All companies are the same, you only hear bad reports, never good.

I'm revzman and this is a hot UK deal on Hot UK Deals.

revzman

I'm revzman and this is a hot UK deal on Hot UK Deals.


th..thanks

Ok its early days (3 months) but I have this exact drive and its been great, I have my OS Win 8.1, MS Office and games on it. All my important data is stored on a separate 2TB drive which is backed up periodically. MS Office programs load in the blink of an eye, it must be a load time of about 1 second

So tempted by this. My bank balance says no though.

revzman

I'm revzman and this is a hot UK deal on Hot UK Deals.


W w w w water boy I'm a F f f f football player durrr

is the RMA address for this in the UK?

if it fails within a year just go via amazon

When the price was £81.99 I used Flubit and the they offered me this just under £75!

Hot! Got one of these for games/VMs/crypto coints and they're absolutely perfect. Quite tempted to get another one via Flubit and stick them in RAID0

Reliability of these are top notch, but it shouldn't be something that puts you off buying a drive anyway. A failed disk should only ever be a minor inconvenience - if you're not backing everything up on a regular basis, you're doing it wrong!
Edited by: "dfunked" 12th Apr 2014

TALON1973

if it fails within a year just go via amazon



And after a year...just answer the q.

dfunked

Hot! Got one of these for games/VMs/crypto coints and they're absolutely … Hot! Got one of these for games/VMs/crypto coints and they're absolutely perfect. Quite tempted to get another one via Flubit and stick them in RAID0Reliability of these are top notch, but it shouldn't be something that puts you off buying a drive anyway. A failed disk should only ever be a minor inconvenience - if you're not backing everything up on a regular basis, you're doing it wrong!



Do you know how warranty works when buying this drive from Flubit? Would it be direct to Crucial themselves? Just bought mine off flubit the other day and curious..

moazam

Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in … Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in the middle of the work and lost all my data. Support is horrible, they will hung up phone and will do all the time. Give a try and you will see yourself.



I have 3 of their drives in my machine right now and they are the ONLY drives I have... not a single hiccup in 6 months so I guess the odds outweigh yours 3-2 eh?

I myself am waiting for this price on the mSata version but heat added!
Edited by: "Warnoq" 12th Apr 2014

dingdong

Do you know how warranty works when buying this drive from Flubit? Would … Do you know how warranty works when buying this drive from Flubit? Would it be direct to Crucial themselves? Just bought mine off flubit the other day and curious..



It depends who it is supplied by my friend, I bought my CPU from flubit and when it arrived it had been dispatched and packaged by Amazon, with their invoice. I would guess and say that this will be Amazon again though.

Have had this for a year and a half, perfectly find. Even survived being plugged out of the wall whilst on, being dropped etc.

ikduncan

Good luck getting repair/replacement for this when it inevitably breaks … Good luck getting repair/replacement for this when it inevitably breaks in 6 months time..Crucial/micron are a horrendous company who will steal your money and offer you "fair market value" instead of repair/replace....e.g £11.45 credit!!! For a 9 month old dead drive.. Then insist you send it back special delivery which will cost you £6-£8!!!Thieves and con artists buy from a decent company, samsung, sandisk, kingston etc



Did you really fall for this? Fit for purpose, trading standards...

Deal_HUNT3R

is the RMA address for this in the UK?



Yes pretty sure Crucial is based in East Kilbride - I believe they and Kingston are the only main players based in the UK.

If you order Corsair products via Scan I believe they handle all warranty issues directly themselves ...

dingdong

Do you know how warranty works when buying this drive from Flubit? Would … Do you know how warranty works when buying this drive from Flubit? Would it be direct to Crucial themselves? Just bought mine off flubit the other day and curious..




1st year can be via Flubit if you choose or you can go directly via Crucial at any time during the warranty.

wonder what offer people are getting on flubit with this amazon price

I've had the 120gb version of this ssd in my pc for about 6 months which is run and used almost 24/7 and it's still working perfectly. I'd buy again.

moazam

Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in … Just be cautious, it's highly unreliable I had 2 ssds both went down in the middle of the work and lost all my data. Support is horrible, they will hung up phone and will do all the time. Give a try and you will see yourself.



maybe you have faulty machine or you did something had this since it came and it still a charm. hawt for me.

hot for the price! I think crucial is generally reliable across the board

........... Great price - I think Amazon matched OcUK's deal of the day.Have three of these drives in my PCs - no issues in the past year - if I needed another at this time I wouldn't hesitate to buy another M500.

I've just had an offer from flubit for £70.46... snapped their hand off and purchased

dam i ordered from flubit friday and they offered me 74.95.. Is possible to cancel order and see if i can demand better price? The order is awaiting despatch..

Having a similar problem with Western Digital regarding a faulty NAS I bought from Anazon 15 months ago, 3 year warranty but after the first year I need to sort it via WD, it's all overseas and a nightmare

Got this about a month ago as a games drive. Currently got Battlefield 4, Assassins Creed Black Flag and Assassins Creed III on there. Can't fault performance, I'm literally always the first person to load into the map on the server I administrate in Battlefield and loading screens in Black Flag are negligible.

Can't fault it one bit.

ikduncan

As for reliability we bought 100 drives for work of which 21 have now … As for reliability we bought 100 drives for work of which 21 have now died within 1 year.......



the M500 are good for performance reasons. The old school M4s are the reliable ones, but still you must admit, this is a good price for SSD's in general, healthy competition for other companies trying to reap unfair margin profit.

ordered my first ssd, now what's the best way to migrate from my old hdd to an ssd in my desktop? I have a 1tb hdd but I partitioned it and set the C: drive to 150gb when I first set up a few years ago. Any recommended software or guides as I have not really checked them out yet.

Everytime this drops in price, I die a little inside.

Heat.

jg213

ordered my first ssd, now what's the best way to migrate from my old hdd … ordered my first ssd, now what's the best way to migrate from my old hdd to an ssd in my desktop? I have a 1tb hdd but I partitioned it and set the C: drive to 150gb when I first set up a few years ago. Any recommended software or guides as I have not really checked them out yet.



You can use cloning software, I use Easeus for Windows 8.1.

HD Clone, Paragon and Acronis are all ok. Macrium Reflect is another.

My personal preference would be to do a fresh install using a bootable USB stick with the ISO image of the version of Windows you wish to install which ideally should be Windows 7 or 8.1 with April Update
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