Crucial M500 240Gb mSATA £100.43 @ Crucial (+ poss. 7% quidco)
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Crucial M500 240Gb mSATA £100.43 @ Crucial (+ poss. 7% quidco)

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Found 3rd Feb 2014
Nearly a tenner cheaper than the lowest price at Amazon (according to the camel) for this mSATA card. This is not a standard SSD, it's a teeny tiny one, for ultrabooks and NUC computers.
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I'm currently looking at the asus gene motherboard that can handle one of these drives. just not sure what I could use it for though. I know I can install os on it, but I have a normal ssd for that.

These things are only good for laptops in yhat case I guess?
my-planet

I'm currently looking at the asus gene motherboard that can handle one of … I'm currently looking at the asus gene motherboard that can handle one of these drives. just not sure what I could use it for though. I know I can install os on it, but I have a normal ssd for that.These things are only good for laptops in yhat case I guess?



It's a bit more complicated than that - it's not just laptops, and it's only some laptops, but you're right about it not being much use to you. I doubt you'd get much value out of it in a full size desktop, especially when you've already got a perfectly good 2.5" drive.

This is one of those things where if you don't need it, it's kind of pointless, but if you do need it, a deal is a godsend.

I just bought a tiny i3 Intel NUC which will only take one of these, so it was a no brainer for me.
If you have an Intel NUC make sure you have the thermal pad! intel.com/sup…htm
alexjameshaines

If you have an Intel NUC make sure you have the thermal pad! … If you have an Intel NUC make sure you have the thermal pad! http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034326.htm



Sound advice. Thanks.
Can anyone confirm whether this will work in a Dell Latitude E6220? I'm off to check now.
damadgeruk

Can anyone confirm whether this will work in a Dell Latitude E6220? I'm … Can anyone confirm whether this will work in a Dell Latitude E6220? I'm off to check now.



The E6220 takes 2.5" SSDs, so you don't need an mSATA one (and you'd need a converter, if you did buy an mSATA SSD).

But you do need to make sure you get a 7mm and not a 9.5mm thick 2.5" SSD.
Some of the Dell's have an odd MSATA sized socket for some kind of SSD but they don't support MSATA drives. Seen a couple of people try and fail at this!
The cased 250Gb M500 is currently the same price on Crucial for non-laptop use.
wild_quinine

The E6220 takes 2.5" SSDs, so you don't need an mSATA one (and you'd need … The E6220 takes 2.5" SSDs, so you don't need an mSATA one (and you'd need a converter, if you did buy an mSATA SSD). But you do need to make sure you get a 7mm and not a 9.5mm thick 2.5" SSD.


Thanks, just ordered the 7mm 500GB SSHD from dabs for £52.9x delivered.
dabs.com/pro…tml
My trade account with crucial is showing both the sata and msata version at £96.41.
Expect prices to fall further shortly (IMO)

The last time I bought ssds direct from crucial they were cheaper than amazon (trade) and shortly after amazon reduced their prices to below even crucial s. Vary rare has my trade prices been cheaper than amazon.
wild_quinine

It's a bit more complicated than that - it's not just laptops, and it's … It's a bit more complicated than that - it's not just laptops, and it's only some laptops, but you're right about it not being much use to you. I doubt you'd get much value out of it in a full size desktop, especially when you've already got a perfectly good 2.5" drive.This is one of those things where if you don't need it, it's kind of pointless, but if you do need it, a deal is a godsend. I just bought a tiny i3 Intel NUC which will only take one of these, so it was a no brainer for me.



How are you getting on with that Intel Box of tricks, is it any good? What are you using it for?
Looks like a great deal and I've been looking for a msata ssd for ages but do you think this deal will be still available when I get paid on the 10th? Will it f**k
FuriousZombie

Looks like a great deal and I've been looking for a msata ssd for ages … Looks like a great deal and I've been looking for a msata ssd for ages but do you think this deal will be still available when I get paid on the 10th? Will it f**k



Don't worry mate - look at the shape of the graph above - it'll probably drop further by then. It's not a misprice, just SSD's are finally getting reasonable :-)

Looking forward to a reasonable 512GB msata, as already have a 256gb in one of my 2 msata slots on my 13 inch laptop (Laptop is a Clevo w230st)
So I have a Dell alienware 14x r2 that has an mSATA slot and can work with this. Remember reading how to install the mSATA inside but how do people move all there existing stuff off their c:\ to make this the boot drive or do I make it some sort of cashing drive. Its a great price and know a SSD drive is what I need but not sure quite how to use theese as before I just replaced my one laptop drive with an SSD then did a fresh install of winows.

Thinking must be a better way?

Any advice welcomed.
ukez

How are you getting on with that Intel Box of tricks, is it any good? … How are you getting on with that Intel Box of tricks, is it any good? What are you using it for?



It hasn't arrived yet. I'm hoping to build a hackintosh with it, it's reportedly quite compatible.
Thanks
Just bought it to beef up the storage in my XPS 12. Thanks for posting!
wild_quinine

It hasn't arrived yet. I'm hoping to build a hackintosh with it, it's … It hasn't arrived yet. I'm hoping to build a hackintosh with it, it's reportedly quite compatible.



I have one I bought just before Christmas but it's the haswell i3 version. I ended up buying 4gb of memory an intel 525 ssd 120gb and an intel 7260 wireless card - there are so many models of those with the same number!
I can't get the ir to switch it on and off and it only works at all in xbmc under openelec not windows 8.1 for some reason. Apart from that it runs quietly and works as a htpc well enough.
This or the samsung evo?
Gallus

This or the samsung evo?



I really like the Crucial drives. They're not the fastest out there, but they're fast enough and they don't cut corners.

But this is an mSATA drive, and the EVO on HUKD right now is a 2.5" drive, so make sure you get the right form factor.

Here's the link to the 2.5" 240Gb M500 at Crucial (same price as the mSATA at the moment).
My mobo has an msata, but I think its sata2. I'm not even sure I can use it as storage, so I think I'll go for a normal one.

Mobo: amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
tempted to top up my m4500 ! prices have dropped vastly in recent years but still not been holding out. Hot.
Fill in this quick survey for £10 off Crucial SSDs (and memory)! Plus a chance to win one too, brings this to £90.99

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Got a Sasmung EVO myself but these are very well priced especially with that discount
does anyone have any flubit invitations?
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