CRUCIAL M500 - 960GB 2.5" SSD - Now £369.99 with code @ DABS
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CRUCIAL M500 - 960GB 2.5" SSD - Now £369.99 with code @ DABS

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Found 23rd Oct 2013
Cheapest price yet for this high capacity SSD. Use code UNI30 for £30 off.

DABS quidco cashback at 2% works out as £362.59.

Ideal for people who need speed without sacrificing capacity. Great way to increase speed, especially on an aging laptop. One of the two only ways to upgrade a Macbook Pro. Only 1TB solid state drive using MLC.

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Original Poster

Made this new deal as now £30 cheaper than before (and amazon).

holy moley..

might have to

Have some of my excess heat!

Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's annoying.

Original Poster

kennethsross

Have some of my excess heat!



Thanks, congrats again on reaching 1000. I see it's still shooting up now.

PS. Know how can we expire the old price dabs deal? I've tried to but it's still there.

Original Poster

qwerta369

Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's … Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's annoying.



Not sure exactly, but a lot of SSDs originally stick more strictly to base 2 numbers like memory sticks.
(1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024)

Strange they didn't just go for 1024GB ...but 960 actually = 512 + 256 + 128 + 64. Might be coincidence. Might not.

Anyway we can keep this one quiet until I get paid on friday?

No I thought not..

qwerta369

Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's … Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's annoying.



tomshardware.co.uk/for…ive

Rubix

Thanks, congrats again on reaching 1000. I see it's still shooting up … Thanks, congrats again on reaching 1000. I see it's still shooting up now.PS. Know how can we expire the old price dabs deal? I've tried to but it's still there.



Expires don't take effect immediately - Have you put EXPIRED at the start of the title? - I usually do that.

Original Poster

Cheers KR, I'll do that ta.

who spends near £400 on a hard drive.......honestly

red23

who spends near £400 on a hard drive.......honestly


People who get this drive through Amazon @ £399.99 lol X)

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/134/b/f/flame_on__luke_3_16_by_symplearts-d659bc7.jpg
Edited by: "Chrrye" 23rd Oct 2013

uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Cru…wse

Judging by the trend, it will be this cheap in several months anyway. The price on these things really is dropping fast.

It's just a choice of "when are you going to bite the bullet" or "are you loaded and don't care".

red23

who spends near £400 on a hard drive.......honestly


Ummm........people who want a 960GB SSD I'd say, in all honesty.

Rubix

Not sure exactly, but a lot of SSDs originally stick more strictly to … Not sure exactly, but a lot of SSDs originally stick more strictly to base 2 numbers like memory sticks.(1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024)Strange they didn't just go for 1024GB ...but 960 actually = 512 + 256 + 128 + 64. Might be coincidence. Might not.



It will be 1024GB spread over 16 chips (each chip is 64GB). I assume the 64GB difference is over provisioning.

Edit: seems to be correct - hexus.net/tec…gb/
Edited by: "Zub" 23rd Oct 2013

red23

who spends near £400 on a hard drive.......honestly



Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid state drive.

knack

Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid … Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid state drive.



And much more for Quad SLI GTX Titan (_;)

knack

Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid … Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid state drive.



Pedantic fool, is pedantic...

I bought an original Vertex 250Gb when they were just over £600. Best upgrade I ever purchased.

Rubix

Strange they didn't just go for 1024GB ...but 960 actually = 512 + 256 + … Strange they didn't just go for 1024GB ...but 960 actually = 512 + 256 + 128 + 64.


Half-Life 3 confirmed!
Edited by: "Codify" 23rd Oct 2013

qwerta369

Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's … Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's annoying.


What exactly are you going to do with the extra 60gb? Its probably there, just set aside for overprovisioning.
Or it may only be 860gb under windows due to the way its measured 1000=1k or 1024=1k blah blah

How would I install this in a desktop pc?

Original Poster

cubed

How would I install this in a desktop pc?



Video instructions here:
youtube.com/wat…dMM

(watch him almost drop it near the beginning of the video)

knack

Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid … Probably not many. But a lot of people will pay near £400 for a solid state drive.



would you? then you have some mighty big issues.

red23

would you? then you have some mighty big issues.



Sorry I was being a pedant as TacticalTimbo pointed out above. HDD ≠ SSD

I've 2 of these and a Samsung EVO 1TB in my Laptop.
Great Drives but i think the Samsung is better IMO, that's why i use it as my boot drive.

Original Poster

wilt

I've 2 of these and a Samsung EVO 1TB in my Laptop.Great Drives but i … I've 2 of these and a Samsung EVO 1TB in my Laptop.Great Drives but i think the Samsung is better IMO, that's why i use it as my boot drive.



Cheers for the advice. Just got a 1TB EVO so I might get one of these and do the same as you.

wilt

I've 2 of these and a Samsung EVO 1TB in my Laptop.Great Drives but i … I've 2 of these and a Samsung EVO 1TB in my Laptop.Great Drives but i think the Samsung is better IMO, that's why i use it as my boot drive.



The 840 and 840 EVO uses TLC NAND and are inferior to MLC for write endurance. TLC drives typically start to fail at 1000x, whereas MLC drives are usually at 3000x. That's the reason why the 840 Pro which uses MLC is more expensive. The M500 also uses MLC, but probably slower async NAND, so it can get in a t a lower price point. However, write endurance for the M500 will be much better than the non-pro Samsung 840s.

iserlohn

The 840 and 840 EVO uses TLC NAND and are inferior to MLC for write … The 840 and 840 EVO uses TLC NAND and are inferior to MLC for write endurance. TLC drives typically start to fail at 1000x, whereas MLC drives are usually at 3000x. That's the reason why the 840 Pro which uses MLC is more expensive. The M500 also uses MLC, but probably slower async NAND, so it can get in a t a lower price point. However, write endurance for the M500 will be much better than the non-pro Samsung 840s.



Like i said IMO, but here's some.benchmarks

Sequential read performance
AS SSD: MB/s: Higher is better
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB: 515
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 515
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 520
Crucial M500 960GB: 496
KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 2122

Sequential write performance
AS SSD: MB/s: Higher is better
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB: 503
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 504
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 500
Crucial M500 960GB: 440
KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 988

4K random read performance
AS SSD: MB/s: Higher is better
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB: 42
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 39
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 26
Crucial M500 960GB: 23
KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 29

4K random write performance
AS SSD: MB/s: Higher is better
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB: 110
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 106
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 51
Crucial M500 960GB: 62
KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 71

wilt

Like i said IMO, but here's some.benchmarksSequential read performanceAS … Like i said IMO, but here's some.benchmarksSequential read performanceAS SSD: MB/s: Higher is betterSamsung 840 EVO 1TB: 515Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 515Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 520Crucial M500 960GB: 496KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 2122Sequential write performanceAS SSD: MB/s: Higher is betterSamsung 840 EVO 1TB: 503Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 504Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 500Crucial M500 960GB: 440KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 9884K random read performanceAS SSD: MB/s: Higher is betterSamsung 840 EVO 1TB: 42Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 39Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 26Crucial M500 960GB: 23KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 294K random write performanceAS SSD: MB/s: Higher is betterSamsung 840 EVO 1TB: 110Samsung 840 EVO 250GB: 106Samsung 840 Pro 512GB: 51Crucial M500 960GB: 62KingSpec MC1S81M1T 1TB: 71



Yeh, given the price point for this ssd, I'd say those are very good speeds. The difference between this and the evo wouldn't be very noticeable day to day unless you transfer between large ssds regularly.

Additionally, the better write endurance means its a dunker in my book.


Edited by: "thetwistedblue" 24th Oct 2013

im giving up on writing posts on my phone. damn autocorrect and fat fingers confuse my mind and make me write like a spaztard.

knack

Sorry I was being a pedant as TacticalTimbo pointed out above. HDD ≠ SSD



I think it's obvious that he was trying to expose this for what it is; a fairly modest amount of storage, for a whole LOT of cash.

idk, maybe you're just stupid, or maybe you're a pedant... One thing is certain though, you are definitely a fool!

Also, those that point out that 1mb cost a gazillion dollars, in 1965, don't seem to also recognise that nobody back then had a computer; it was for this very reason...

TacticalTimbo

I think it's obvious that he was trying to expose this for what it is; a … I think it's obvious that he was trying to expose this for what it is; a fairly modest amount of storage, for a whole LOT of cash.idk, maybe you're just stupid, or maybe you're a pedant... One thing is certain though, you are definitely a fool!



I knew exactly what he meant. What makes you think I might be stupid? And why am I a fool?

Don't buy there there is another thread about a Crucial 1TB for 399!

Is this code: UNI30 restricted to SSD's only?

iserlohn

The 840 and 840 EVO uses TLC NAND and are inferior to MLC for write … The 840 and 840 EVO uses TLC NAND and are inferior to MLC for write endurance. TLC drives typically start to fail at 1000x, whereas MLC drives are usually at 3000x.


Not an issue though.

anandtech.com/sho…d/6

Endurance isn't a concern with TLC for client workloads

qwerta369

Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's … Why didn't they make it any actual terabyte instead of 940gb? It's annoying.



It probably is but some of the space is reserved for provisioning - ie keeping some flash cells in reserve to replace dead ones that have been written too many times over time. All SSDs do this.

boomish

Don't buy there there is another thread about a Crucial 1TB for 399!



wat

Fantastic deal, Ordered one Thanks.
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