Crucial M500 240GB - £81.99 @ Amazon
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Crucial M500 240GB - £81.99 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Mar 2014
I posted this before when it was about £7 more as I recall. Seems a great deal for it - says it is in stock on March 21, 2014. I have the 120GB version and it's great!

Information:
240GB Crucial M500 2.5" 6GB/s Internal SSD Slim 7mm, 500MB/s Read, 250MB/s Write

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Would this be the same one that's already one of the hottest deals of today?

Got one 2 months ago and it's so fast! Heat!

Amazon here. Not Ebuyer.

Price matching eBuyer i presume

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttttttttttt prices of these is mental nowadays

theresonlyonequeen

Would this be the same one that's already one of the hottest deals of … Would this be the same one that's already one of the hottest deals of today?


It does seem to be, but it looks like Amazon have price matched Ebuyer which is what this deal is.

OP_

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Not a repost. This is Amazon, the other deal was Ebuyer.
Edited by: "ChrisRX" 17th Mar 2014

I want this price on the msata version!!

I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can confirm......will this replace the Harddrive in my Toshiba L850 (relatively new, has Intel i3 inside)......I have lost track with the Harddrive connections and speeds abilities.......

If it can replace the existing harddrive with the same connectors that exist on the laptop, hopefully this and a RAM increase will help performance.....if not, will there potentially be any other bottlenecks ??

many thanks

avs1

I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can … I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can confirm......will this replace the Harddrive in my Toshiba L850 (relatively new, has Intel i3 inside)......I have lost track with the Harddrive connections and speeds abilities.......If it can replace the existing harddrive with the same connectors that exist on the laptop, hopefully this and a RAM increase will help performance.....if not, will there potentially be any other bottlenecks ??many thanks



It will replace the HDD in your laptop.

avs1

I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can … I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can confirm......will this replace the Harddrive in my Toshiba L850 (relatively new, has Intel i3 inside)......I have lost track with the Harddrive connections and speeds abilities.......If it can replace the existing harddrive with the same connectors that exist on the laptop, hopefully this and a RAM increase will help performance.....if not, will there potentially be any other bottlenecks ??many thanks



Id just try this before adding more RAM as well, you will undoubtedly be surprised...

avs1

I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can … I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can confirm......will this replace the Harddrive in my Toshiba L850 (relatively new, has Intel i3 inside)......I have lost track with the Harddrive connections and speeds abilities.......If it can replace the existing harddrive with the same connectors that exist on the laptop, hopefully this and a RAM increase will help performance.....if not, will there potentially be any other bottlenecks ??many thanks


It looks like your laptop should have at least 4GB of ram already which for normal usage should be fine. I think you'll notice a much bigger difference buying this SSD to replace the hard disk.

In stock on March 20, 2014.

Paid £100 for my 64Gb SSD a couple of years ago, now look at the prices!
A worthy upgrade for most PCs.

MattGoo

Paid £100 for my 64Gb SSD a couple of years ago, now look at the prices!A … Paid £100 for my 64Gb SSD a couple of years ago, now look at the prices!A worthy upgrade for most PCs.



I paid £130 for 30GB Vertex drive. That was the bargain then.

gsusx

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttttttttttt prices of these is mental … Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttttttttttt prices of these is mental nowadays



Considering I got a Samsung 840 250GB 15 months ago for just £106 from Amazon, calling this 10 gb smaller Crucial M500 price 'mental' is a bit hysterical.

Warnoq

I want this price on the msata version!!



It's only £4.22 more than this deal on Amazon at the moment. So I've finally bought one today.

Are the msata connectors the same as the esata ?

It seems to be a "who posts first" race on these crucial deals at the moment.
I partook. oO

mat2090

Are the msata connectors the same as the esata ?


Completely different.

mat2090

Are the msata connectors the same as the esata ?


no
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nice find

would this benefit my laptop, it is only SATA 1 (1.5GBps)

Banned

gazzathegreat14

Got one 2 months ago and it's so fast! Heat!


How fast?

Msata or esata? How would i find out which on fits my laptop? Thanks.

austinc

Msata or esata? How would i find out which on fits my laptop? Thanks.


List your laptop model and someone may help you.

eSATA is an external interface and not so many laptops use it and hardly any new ones.
mSATA is a small form factor internal interface mainly found on ultra-books.

austinc

Msata or esata? How would i find out which on fits my laptop? Thanks.



Is it to replace the regular 2.5" drive in the laptop? If so it's just sata.

sata/sata 2/sata 3 are the same connector at different speeds (so apart from the speed are compatible in all directions).
as mentioned above
esata is the external sata connector, just hardened and a bit more grippy (running at sata 2 speeds)
msata are the small "bare circuit board" style drives and are a typically a bit slower than sata 3.

In most cases for a regular laptop you probably want a basic 2.5" sata drive. If you have a regular laptop, turn it over, should be pretty obvious which access panel on the bottom has the drive behind it and in Europe it's illegal for your warrenty to be screwed simply by changing drives/memory even if you have to break any seals to get at them. Remove screws and you should find the drive, usually in a wee metal housing/plate.

Edited by: "mercutio98uk" 18th Mar 2014

ok.. here we go again. All my laptops finished upgrading to solid state.oO. now HUKD is pushing me to change my external drives as well !! (_;)
btw hot
Edited by: "getknk" 18th Mar 2014

wasnt this ssd that many users got £50-60 on black friday?

I will buy from Ebuyer.. atleast tax stays in UK... ~£16 pounds to be exact..

Every little helps...
Edited by: "riteshkenny" 18th Mar 2014

ka2

wasnt this ssd that many users got £50-60 on black friday?



That was the 120GB version I think

douglas13

How fast?


Win 7 loads in a second. Program's run instantly. SSD's are the way to go!

avs1

I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can … I have not kept in touch with IT hardware, so hopefully someone can confirm......will this replace the Harddrive in my Toshiba L850 (relatively new, has Intel i3 inside)......I have lost track with the Harddrive connections and speeds abilities.......If it can replace the existing harddrive with the same connectors that exist on the laptop, hopefully this and a RAM increase will help performance.....if not, will there potentially be any other bottlenecks ??many thanks


If you go to the Crucial website you can select the make and model of your system and it will tell you that ssd to buy, which of course you can then buy cheaper at Amazon or eBuyer

Hmmm, so £81.99 for the 240gb... hopefully we should soon see the 480gb for ~£164ish soon then.

Keeps getting closer to that magical £100 mark every week
Edited by: "unidentified" 18th Mar 2014

oh maaan, I got this at 86.99 a couple weeks ago

Just keep waiting. Prices should keep dropping! Good if you're desperate but if you aren't give it to summer, expect there to be some good offers around £60

mattturner756

Just keep waiting. Prices should keep dropping! Good if you're desperate … Just keep waiting. Prices should keep dropping! Good if you're desperate but if you aren't give it to summer, expect there to be some good offers around £60



But then 3 months later they should be even cheaper, then 3 months after that cheaper again.

Thats the thing with technology it constantly drops in price.

Buy whenever you need it at a price you like. If you keep waiting you would be waiting forever as prices never stop dropping.


Personally I'm waiting for when you can get around 360GB for <£75 so I can stick it in my PS4. I don't care if the same drive will be £60 6 months later I'll get more than £15 worth of use out of it in 6 months.

So you telling people to wait 3-6 months to save another £12 is ridiculous, when they could be saving time (which is better than £12 in money, I got it offered to me for £72 from Flubit but I'm declining it and waiting for the larger drives to hit that price point).


Edited by: "PsychoSonny" 18th Mar 2014

barneydog

That was the 120GB version I think


No, it was the 240gb. I actually got it for £55.35 myself. However, the black Friday price was £95.99 and we were able to get the lower price via a little 'loophole' and consulting their customer service.

On another note, no wonder prices of the M500 have been dropping like crazy, there is a newer model that has been announced.
Edited by: "TypicalAsianFindingDeals" 18th Mar 2014

Good price, but it will go lower soon.

M550 was announced: guru3d.com/new…tml

Good price, but it will go lower soon.

M550 was announced: guru3d.com/new…tml

mercutio98uk

Is it to replace the regular 2.5" drive in the laptop? If so it's just … Is it to replace the regular 2.5" drive in the laptop? If so it's just sata.sata/sata 2/sata 3 are the same connector at different speeds (so apart from the speed are compatible in all directions).as mentioned aboveesata is the external sata connector, just hardened and a bit more grippy (running at sata 2 speeds)msata are the small "bare circuit board" style drives and are a typically a bit slower than sata 3.In most cases for a regular laptop you probably want a basic 2.5" sata drive. If you have a regular laptop, turn it over, should be pretty obvious which access panel on the bottom has the drive behind it and in Europe it's illegal for your warrenty to be screwed simply by changing drives/memory even if you have to break any seals to get at them. Remove screws and you should find the drive, usually in a wee metal housing/plate.



Thanks. It sounds like its sata, as the normal 2.5" hdd packed in, so this would be a direct replacement.
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