Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 2280 Internal Solid State drive £133.19 Amazon
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Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 2280 Internal Solid State drive £133.19 Amazon

£133.19Amazon Deals
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Found 29th Sep
Are SSD prices starting to come back down, let us hope so.
Not the cheapest ever but this is the lowest this has been since May.
Also not the fastest, however does everyone really need an even faster boot drive?
NVMe drives at this price tend to be half the storage, only to gain in limited usage or benchmarks.

Must be noted this is an Internal Drive for use with an available M.2 slot (2280)
Might fit your laptop and if you have built a new PC recently, typically with an Intel Z or AMD X370 based motherboardf it will likely fit without an adapter, check first.

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Original Poster

bnwubnfguisr1 h, 0 m ago

Just enlighten me how to put 2,5 SSD in a laptop with only m.2 slot.



You buy a SATA to M.2 extension cable.
Cut a hole in your case, thread the cable through.
Attach the drive to the cable, then cable to M.2 slot.
Then use duct tape to attach it to the laptop.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 29th Sep
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Original Poster

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Edited by: "Oneday77" 29th Sep

Is this really a good deal

Original Poster

defeatsugar3 m ago

Is this really a good deal



It depends on what you call a good deal.
I'd say for a decent sized Storage device, that someone may need now. Then yes it is.
For anyone prepared to wait, maybe not.
For anyone living in the past, well there is no helping them.

Got one of these in my Xiaomi MiBook Air in the spare slot. Very happy with it for the cash.

It's the same speed as a standard SSD but in the M2 format. So, you could purchase a standard SSD and save a bit of money. There are really only 2 advantages for the M2 socket: A neater build, and; Faster PCI speeds. As this drive doesn't take advantage of the faster speeds, you are really paying extra for the neat build.

Lowtrawler7 m ago

It's the same speed as a standard SSD but in the M2 format. So, you could …It's the same speed as a standard SSD but in the M2 format. So, you could purchase a standard SSD and save a bit of money. There are really only 2 advantages for the M2 socket: A neater build, and; Faster PCI speeds. As this drive doesn't take advantage of the faster speeds, you are really paying extra for the neat build.




Just enlighten me how to put 2,5 SSD in a laptop with only m.2 slot.

bnwubnfguisr4 m ago

Just enlighten me how to put 2,5 SSD in a laptop with only m.2 slot.

Fair enough, my comments were aimed at systems where you have a choice.

Original Poster

bnwubnfguisr1 h, 0 m ago

Just enlighten me how to put 2,5 SSD in a laptop with only m.2 slot.



You buy a SATA to M.2 extension cable.
Cut a hole in your case, thread the cable through.
Attach the drive to the cable, then cable to M.2 slot.
Then use duct tape to attach it to the laptop.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 29th Sep

Original Poster

Lowtrawler45 m ago

It's the same speed as a standard SSD but in the M2 format. So, you could …It's the same speed as a standard SSD but in the M2 format. So, you could purchase a standard SSD and save a bit of money. There are really only 2 advantages for the M2 socket: A neater build, and; Faster PCI speeds. As this drive doesn't take advantage of the faster speeds, you are really paying extra for the neat build.



That is a fair point.
Though you also gain from being able to run less cables in your case, that further aids airflow.
I know NVMe drives can be 4 times faster but in real life scenarios you probably won't notice much difference.

Neat builds always cost more. As do LED lights, windowed cases, sheathed cables, etc.

Still a great price for a M.2 SATA SSD, have some heat!

You can also turn these into portable hard drives with a cheap enclosure, I love them.

If you don't mind 2nd hand, you can have 2x the size, and 3x the speed for only £60 more: 1TB NVMe m.2 for £190 @ CEX:

uk.webuy.com/pro…1TB

Hell if you're feeling daring, you could probably flip that on ebay for ~£50 profit.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 29th Sep

Oneday773 h, 13 m ago

You buy a SATA to M.2 extension cable.Cut a hole in your case, thread the …You buy a SATA to M.2 extension cable.Cut a hole in your case, thread the cable through.Attach the drive to the cable, then cable to M.2 slot.Then use duct tape to attach it to the laptop.


Man after my own heart,
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Probably on it's last legs.

You could also put it into one of these - Transcend TS-CM80S - to make a cheap portable SSD. I bought one a few weeks ago and it's a nice enclosure (not many reviews though the only bad one is from someone trying to fit the wrong type of SSD in there)

ws0076 h, 31 m ago

Man after my own heart, [Image] [Image] [Image]


More tidy than all the cables under his desk!

Oneday7711 h, 14 m ago

You buy a SATA to M.2 extension cable.Cut a hole in your case, thread the …You buy a SATA to M.2 extension cable.Cut a hole in your case, thread the cable through.Attach the drive to the cable, then cable to M.2 slot.Then use duct tape to attach it to the laptop.


TehJumpingJawa22 h, 13 m ago

If you don't mind 2nd hand, you can have 2x the size, and 3x the speed for …If you don't mind 2nd hand, you can have 2x the size, and 3x the speed for only £60 more: 1TB NVMe m.2 for £190 @ CEX:https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SSSDTOSXG41TB#.Wc43GWhSyHsHell if you're feeling daring, you could probably flip that on ebay for ~£50 profit.



cheap because its TLC

malhal1 h, 58 m ago

cheap because its TLC



Same product on ebay is ~£50 more.
It's cheap because CEX is selling Dell returns that are broken down for parts.

TLC NVMe is still really fast; much better than SATA, just not quite as fast as MLC NVMe.
Longevity might be a concern if you're using it as scratch drive, though with the current rate of depreciation the drive will be near worthless long before it dies from wear.
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