Crucial M500 960Gb SSD £449.99 @ Ebuyer (+ Quidco)
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Crucial M500 960Gb SSD £449.99 @ Ebuyer (+ Quidco)

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Found 25th Jul 2013
Great price for a drive of this size.

Quidco is 2% I think, which would work out at £9.
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Why cold??
Edited by: "krabople" 25th Jul 2013
I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near 1tb drive is for? Don't say server use etc because the m500 is a consumer grade drive.
Probably cold because you're better off spending £80 on a 3TB 7200 rpm disk with a much cheaper SSD as a O/S drive.
capriboycraig

I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near … I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near 1tb drive is for? Don't say server use etc because the m500 is a consumer grade drive.



For people who want nearly 1tb of drive space, I would imagine:)
Edited by: "krabople" 26th Jul 2013
gambrose

Probably cold because you're better off spending £80 on a 3TB 7200 rpm … Probably cold because you're better off spending £80 on a 3TB 7200 rpm disk with a much cheaper SSD as a O/S drive.



I'm sure there are many people like me who don't have room for more than one drive in their laptop
Edited by: "krabople" 25th Jul 2013
I posted a deal on the new Samsung SSDs yesterday and it is freezing cold as well Krabople. The problem is that people vote based on whether or not it is something they would buy not on whether it is a good price for the product, aka a hot deal. Morons who don't think SSDs are worth buying go around voting cold on every SSD deal making it hard for people looking for a good value for money SSD to find one. Have some heat!

In terms of price per GB this is the same as getting a 120GB drive for £55. Crazy crazy cheap.
capriboycraig

I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near … I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near 1tb drive is for? Don't say server use etc because the m500 is a consumer grade drive.



There are two reasons why people would want a drive like this:

1) For a single 2.5" slot laptop.
2) Someone simply wants the best and biggest and doesn't care about price.

You'll get the same performance with a 128GB or 256GB SSD for the OS and programs and a standard 1TB hard drive for media / storage data etc, with the bonus of saving £250 and lengthening the life of the SSD if you make a lot of writes.
These M500's are really in a league of their own on £/GB.

Any extra off is a bonus .. as long as you do really need the space!

The 480GB one is at £270 (price matched on Amazon as well it seems) which is a fantastic deal.
People on HUD project their personal needs onto each "deal" and make a biased judgement. This is why we get the trolling on all Apple deals and unwanted opinions about how no one needs 1TB of SSD storage. This has gotten steadily worse recently.

My solution to this in the past has been to add these kind of commentators to my ignore list, but it's not really sustainable anymore, and the mods/admin have no interesting in solving this problem, which is fair enough.
krabople

I'm sure there are many people like me who don't have room for more than … I'm sure there are many people like me who don't have room for more than one drive in their laptop



External USB drives?
Voted hot, I seen this on Ebuyer this morning and thought it was a good deal, I did not post because there's no point as I knew would be cold !

I know so many people who would love an SSD in laptop, but don't want the inconvenience of an external HDD ,cloud storage or home network to store there work data and media. Many people would benefit a lot from this
- for example someone who travels though work they can watch there films on the plane (with out extra luggage) and benefit from extended battery and with better performance.

For what it is its a good price, regardless of whether or not you personally would benefit.
Voted hot as this is a great price per GB. With Quidco that makes this 46p/GB for an SSD!
Hot, no point comparing it to a Non solid state, different product.
In what situation would you want a massive SSD drive? Your not going to see any real performance increase unless your talking about Windows boot times or possibly doing lots of code compiles.

It's a good price if you have more money than sense. :P
People say your not going to see a performance increase except with your OS load times but that's just not true, I see massive improvements across the board, my games load a hell of a lot quicker, files unzip quicker, indexing and thumb-nailing happens instantaneously.

I love building small form factor PC's that look the business so having a large capacity SSD that's quiet, small, uses very little power and doesn't produce much in the way of heat is a real boon to me.

Whilst I understand its a 'luxury item' and people will perceive different values from it, it is currently the best price as far as I'm aware so definitely hot from me.

FelixofMars

In what situation would you want a massive SSD drive? Your not going to … In what situation would you want a massive SSD drive? Your not going to see any real performance increase unless your talking about Windows boot times or possibly doing lots of code compiles.It's a good price if you have more money than sense. :P



It's a lot simpler to have everything on one drive if like me you use RAID1. For that, you can get away with two of these, mirrored, rather than two smaller ones for OS and two HDDs for data. I use my PC for work, so reliability is very important and cost is way down the list of priorities. I actually use two 256GB SSDs mirrored plus an HDD as an extra backup, plus some external solid state storage, plus skydrive .... Plus I have a backup machine ready to go. I'd buy two of these SSDs if I needed that much storage.

Anyone buying one / two of these is daft at best. I'm not projecting my needs onto you, merely pointing out that you can meet your needs in a better way.

As I and others post multiple times SSD's at this current £/gb are best used for situations where multiple fast read/writes are paramount - so that limits it to most users as a Boot drive. If you work on huge files (video editing etc) then there's also a benefit there, gamers might enjoy some benefit in loading maps in certain multi players games - although in my experience more and more games employ mechanisms to ensure everyone starts at the same time.

With this in mind almost all users would be better served with a single SSD boot drive of ~128gb, or a single ~256gb partitioned into a ~100gb boot drive and the rest for software / active files. Couple this with a mech HDD for mass storage. The only people who would baulk at this really would be ultrabook type users with only one HDD bay and no ODD bay to purloin for another HDD. Personally I think 99% of people in that position would still be served with an external USB3 drive / pen drive / SD card in the slot.

I'm not into debating what HUKD is for, but the fact that you can comment on deals suggests it's worthwhile making such observations - a deal MAY be the cheapest for that product, google may bring me here to find it but I for one would benefit others opinions on optional solutions.
Cheaper than 50p per GB awesome deal
It's cheap but rather pointless. Unless you use a laptop and have money to burn.
capriboycraig

Anyone buying one / two of these is daft at best. I'm not projecting my … Anyone buying one / two of these is daft at best. I'm not projecting my needs onto you, merely pointing out that you can meet your needs in a better way.As I and others post multiple times SSD's at this current £/gb are best used for situations where multiple fast read/writes are paramount - so that limits it to most users as a Boot drive. If you work on huge files (video editing etc) then there's also a benefit there, gamers might enjoy some benefit in loading maps in certain multi players games - although in my experience more and more games employ mechanisms to ensure everyone starts at the same time.With this in mind almost all users would be better served with a single SSD boot drive of ~128gb, or a single ~256gb partitioned into a ~100gb boot drive and the rest for software / active files. Couple this with a mech HDD for mass storage. The only people who would baulk at this really would be ultrabook type users with only one HDD bay and no ODD bay to purloin for another HDD. Personally I think 99% of people in that position would still be served with an external USB3 drive / pen drive / SD card in the slot.I'm not into debating what HUKD is for, but the fact that you can comment on deals suggests it's worthwhile making such observations - a deal MAY be the cheapest for that product, google may bring me here to find it but I for one would benefit others opinions on optional solutions.



A little harsh, but I agree. Something like:

hotukdeals.com/dea…842

Would be much better in "most" cases.
capriboycraig

I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near … I've used SSD's now for a couple of years but I fail to see who a near 1tb drive is for? Don't say server use etc because the m500 is a consumer grade drive.



Useful when working with multiple large VMs at home - need the speed, need the space too for developing enterprise apps
Zefram

A little harsh, but I agree. Something … A little harsh, but I agree. Something like:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sandisk-256gb-ultra-plus-ssd-124-97-one-best-non-pro-drives-around-amazon-1587842Would be much better in "most" cases.

Hot. Great for database work with lots of scattered reads.
Try rendering 20,000 frames uncompressed at 1920x1080p for an animation, then video edit them etc with a tiny 128gb drive. Also great for opening entire parts libraries in solidworks or 3ds max with barely any waiting time.
capriboycraig

If you work on huge files (video editing etc) then there's also a … If you work on huge files (video editing etc) then there's also a benefit there.



On the other hand, working on huge files is one of the few ways that you'll exceed the write limit in the drive's lifetime.

Generally speaking you can write tens of GB per day and not hit the write lifecycle within the warranty period. This is enough for nearly anyone, because you can read as often as you like, it's just writing that presents an issue (eventually).

But even though you can write tens of GB per day, which is real world more than enough for the vast majority of uses, you can still only write every part of the disc a few tens of times.

Working on large files will get you there a lot faster, if you're saving those large files as well as just loading them.

Video editing will be a bit of both. More reading than writing unless you render a lot.
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M1LFHunter

Now I can watch my jazz collection in silence.



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Very good price for the size. You cannot compare a 3tb to an SSD. SSD's are way faster and large drives are for storage not OS/games/program installations nowadays.
Nobody did compare them, we suggested 99% of people are better off with a small SSD in conjunction with a 3TB Hard Drive.
why have a hard drive at all when you can store everything on the cloud ?

why have a 64gb iPhone and not 16gb and use Dropbox

bunch of idiots

maybe people just want 1 drive not a SSD plus external solution

maybe you are just jealous they have the disposable income to spend £500 on a hard drive and surely need some sense to have 450£ spare in the first instance
These are getting good value now.

As with all SSDs, make sure you have decent backup in place - they do tend to work fine one day then not at all the next.
I've got a 512gb M4 in my PC which is overkill, I had it for free so just put it in there, in my other machines I have 128gb M4's which seem plenty big enough, my HTPC's both have 64gb.

This is way too big!, Even for video editing etc, plus I wouldn't trust that amount of data on one.
Do not feed the trolls eh? It's pointless arguing with some people. Fair enough if you have a genuine use for it but most of us are happy to have either a normal internal HDD or like me a small SSD with lots of space on another internal HDD with say 1-3 TB of data storage. No one ever suggested using the cloud or having an external drive which would be much slower. It's true SSD's have a speed advantage but it really isn't that great on a £ per MB value.

For example load times on say Skyrim which I had on my SSD was only marginally faster than using my HDD. Also you have to consider that a SSD in permanent read/write usage will be dead along time before a HDD.
taleb1

bunch of idiots maybe people just want 1 drive not a SSD plus external … bunch of idiots maybe people just want 1 drive not a SSD plus external solutionmaybe you are just jealous they have the disposable income to spend £500 on a hard drive and surely need some sense to have 450£ spare in the first instance



Or...maybe we're just trying to save people some money....
If i could afford this, i would get it.

would be very useful for Steam games, as an avid PC gamer, SSD makes a huge difference on load times / gaming performance.

and the price/gb is great. so HOT from me.

Do you already have an SSD?

rastbury

If i could afford this, i would get it.would be very useful for Steam … If i could afford this, i would get it.would be very useful for Steam games, as an avid PC gamer, SSD makes a huge difference on load times / gaming performance.and the price/gb is great. so HOT from me.

FelixofMars

Do you already have an SSD?



Yes a 120gb one for OS, i love it but it's always rammed full with data.
rastbury

If i could afford this, i would get it.would be very useful for Steam … If i could afford this, i would get it.would be very useful for Steam games, as an avid PC gamer, SSD makes a huge difference on load times / gaming performance.and the price/gb is great. so HOT from me.



I'd get the Samsung Evo 840 1TB drive for £500.

Same 50p per GB price and faster.
I'd get the evo too over this. The write performance is a little higher and the firmware is well spoken of.
Use the cloud? What a load of crap.
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