Crucial M500 960GB 315.79  Fulfilled by Amazon + FREE DELIVERY
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Crucial M500 960GB 315.79 Fulfilled by Amazon + FREE DELIVERY

£315.79Amazon Deals
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Found 4th Mar 2014
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I recently purchased one of these to speed my laptop up. It now cold boots to fully usable in around 5 seconds. Every program loads lightning quick. It's a lotta money but it is an amazing upgrade comparable to going from adsl to fibre broadband

You can check if it is compatible with your laptop on the crucial.com website. Desktop computers will need an inexpensive adapter unless they have a spare 2.5" drive bay

That's not much more than I paid for my first hard drive in the 1990s. It was 540mb and I thought it would never get filled up as it was replacing my 64mb drive!

Excellent bargain. If I had the cash spare I'd buy it.

mine boots really quick now too since added an ssd but then find I have to wait for my wifi card to loadup initalise or whatever before can get online. Gets stuck with steam looking for updates but failing as not connected first. Any ideas how can improve that anyone?


Voted hot great price was just too big for me.

Is this SATA2 or SATA3? If the latter, amazing price.

for clarity i am not baiting here. But can someone give me an example of a genuine reason to spend this much on this amount of storage? Im curious is all. I see the guy at top said about upgrading laptop, but unless its a super high end one id have thought you would be better buying a new one for a bit more

rowlystravel

for clarity i am not baiting here. But can someone give me an example of … for clarity i am not baiting here. But can someone give me an example of a genuine reason to spend this much on this amount of storage? Im curious is all. I see the guy at top said about upgrading laptop, but unless its a super high end one id have thought you would be better buying a new one for a bit more



If you have a lot of data and want the fastest access to it, there is your reason.

It all depends how much time you have on your hands. I spend a LOT of time waiting around for disks and I can get a lot more done in the same time using SSD.

@rowlystravel (and anyone else): I wouldn't suggest going for one with such high capacity unless you are installing a lot of games on it or other large files which you need (or just want) access to very quickly. I have a 250GB SSD in my desktop and it is only half full because I only put the important things on it.
As for the benefits:
* Insanely low boot times, especially with win8
* You will forget that most things have loading times
* Things just feel more responsive. SSDs are the same storage as phones/tablets so provide the same fast response.
* They are lighter than an HDD.
* They are more reliable, especially in laptops if you carry them around a lot as there are no moving parts.

My advice would be to pick up a 250GB SSD for around £100 unless you have reason to go higher. It is likely to provide the biggest noticeable jump in performance you can get for the money these days.

cheers guys, it does seem expensive, but i can see your points, i guess its one of those "need to see in action" to appreciate the full benefit

thetunit, your last point i agree though, i hadn't thought of that

To add to the list of advantages, SSD also runs a LOT cooler and uses less power. Good for both battery life and your energy bill.

wow!! just wow!!!

I do a lot of Video processing on my ageing quad core Q4600/8Gb/1Tb desktop. I have a Toshiba I5 laptop (3rd Gen 2.7 / 3.2GHz processor) 8Gb/750Gb - how much quicker would the laptop be, processing large files with one of these in? Are we talking ludicrous speed changes?
Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 4th Mar 2014

monkeyhanger75

I do a lot of Video processing on my ageing quad core Q4600/8Gb/1Tb … I do a lot of Video processing on my ageing quad core Q4600/8Gb/1Tb desktop. I have a Toshiba I5 laptop (3rd Gen 2.7 / 3.2GHz processor) 8Gb/750Gb - how much quicker would the laptop be, processing large files with one of these in? Are we talking ludicrous speed changes?



It would make quite a noticeable difference.

alexus

mine boots really quick now too since added an ssd but then find I have … mine boots really quick now too since added an ssd but then find I have to wait for my wifi card to loadup initalise or whatever before can get online. Gets stuck with steam looking for updates but failing as not connected first. Any ideas how can improve that anyone?Voted hot great price was just too big for me.



You can go to control panel > administrative tools > services
Find steam32.exe and double click it to open up its properties and in start up type, change it to automatic (delayed).

Reboot and test.

Even if you add the seagate 600 deal 480gig @ 160 quid from ebuyer last week this is double the space and similar price so its still hot from me.

Accept the Seagate 600 is faster and more in line with the Samsung evos I doubt you would notice any worldly difference

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seems like people took advantagr . As the stock fulfilled by amazon and some amazon stock has gone at the prices listed and 322 stock price by amazon. deal unfortunately ended but hopefully set a by-standard for this ssd, undoubtedly its going to keep falling as the past week prices for crucial ssd and Samsung have been so erratic.

I paid this for a 120gb 3 years ago. Price seems to be heading in one direction for these drives, and that is down hill.
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