Crucial MX300 525GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT525MX300SSD1 £118 @ Amazon
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Crucial MX300 525GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT525MX300SSD1 £118 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"aberboy007"Found 18th Nov
seems a decent deal, so snapped one up, great upgrade from HDD
no where near last years prices, but they are coming down bit by bit
also 275gb for £73

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Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my PS4 Pro

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johnnywin6 m ago

Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my …Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my PS4 Pro


yeah the Nand shortage has been a total pain, but they are creeping downwards, and about time too. good drive too.
Edited by: "aberboy007" 18th Nov

32471730-iofSU.jpgThis a Black Friday Deal? Doesn't say anything on the page?

Decent drop. Tempted.

aberboy00730 m ago

yeah the Nand shortage has been a total pain, but they are creeping …yeah the Nand shortage has been a total pain, but they are creeping downwards, and about time too. good drive too.


Fill your boots. Sumco (who produce ⅔ of the world's silicon wafers) says wafer prices are going up 20% next year.

GAVINLEWISHUKD5 m ago

Fill your boots. Sumco (who produce ⅔ of the world's silicon wafers) says w …Fill your boots. Sumco (who produce ⅔ of the world's silicon wafers) says wafer prices are going up 20% next year.


Sounds as if they make crystal balls as well if they predicting pricing for next year!

Original Poster

Meathotukdeals9 m ago

[Image] This a Black Friday Deal? Doesn't say anything on the page?Decent …[Image] This a Black Friday Deal? Doesn't say anything on the page?Decent drop. Tempted.


can see your point, though to me, black friday is one day, i suppose i could have quoted it as a early black friday week. but to be honest i didnt even think about it ,i dont post deals in reality so call me an oldie noob
Edited by: "aberboy007" 18th Nov

Agharta13 m ago

Sounds as if they make crystal balls as well if they predicting pricing …Sounds as if they make crystal balls as well if they predicting pricing for next year!


They just limit supply which pushes prices up. When you are head of the food chain and have so much market share within reason you can do what you like. Profits were down in 2016 due to oversupply. Now demand has caught up.

Ahhhh promised myself I’d wait and see if something of this capacity came up in the sales, but it’s hit my bite point, thanks op, hopefully I don’t get burnt

GAVINLEWISHUKD47 m ago

They just (Sumco) limit supply which pushes prices up. When you are head …They just (Sumco) limit supply which pushes prices up. When you are head of the food chain and have so much market share within reason you can do what you like. Profits were down in 2016 due to oversupply. Now demand has caught up.


I've not heard it suggested that the Silicon Wafers themselves are the issue here.
Their cost is relatively trivial so they don't have to worry about supply and demand nearly as much as the chip fabrication companies do.
The manufacturers of NAND and RAM which are often the same have to spend billions just to refit a plant to work with a smaller process node so they have a massive fixed capital cost.
If they get that wrong there is over supply or under supply with the former having been quite common in the last few decades which led to massive losses that were so bad that some of the companies had to have government bail outs.
Hence they are very wary of over supply and investing in fabrication plants that weren't required.
So I think they have been cautious and limited output to play it safe and demand exploded hence the current scenario.
There's also the possibility of cartel like behaviour which they have been guilty of before.
But I've never heard that the cost or supply of the wafers is a big issue as even the 20% increase that you mentioned would have limited impact on the overall cost of a chip.

TBH don't like the 3% single star reviews. They seem consistent. Humm.

Meathotukdeals12 m ago

TBH don't like the 3% single star reviews. They seem consistent. Humm.


Every drive has a failure rate so the question is whether the 3% figure on Amazon is indicative of the real world rate.
When you consider that people seemingly are more likely to report a failure than a success I wouldn't worry about a 3% rate.
The 850 Evo has a 2% rating of 1 for example and is £20 more.
Considering Samsung's poor history with the 840 and 840 Evo I'm not sure they are worth a premium.

Agharta37 m ago

Every drive has a failure rate so the question is whether the 3% figure on …Every drive has a failure rate so the question is whether the 3% figure on Amazon is indicative of the real world rate.When you consider that people seemingly are more likely to report a failure than a success I wouldn't worry about a 3% rate.The 850 Evo has a 2% rating of 1 for example and is £20 more.Considering Samsung's poor history with the 840 and 840 Evo I'm not sure they are worth a premium.


Hear what you say about the 840 Evo but hasn't the 850 Evo got more than a few excellent reviews so maybe Samsung upped their game for the 850.
I had an 850 Evo fitted to my Samsung laptop almost 2 years ago and it's singing sweetly.

alecb37 m ago

Hear what you say about the 840 Evo but hasn't the 850 Evo got more than a …Hear what you say about the 840 Evo but hasn't the 850 Evo got more than a few excellent reviews so maybe Samsung upped their game for the 850.I had an 850 Evo fitted to my Samsung laptop almost 2 years ago and it's singing sweetly.


The 840 and 840 Evo reviewed well but the problem was that they had a massive underlying problem that didn't emerge for ages and they took over a year to resolve it so that left people with a very sub-standard drive for a long time.
For me I'd rather buy from a company that doesn't have a history of multiple screw-ups rather than chase every last 5% of performance especially when for many consumers workloads the differences you see in reviews are not realised.

johnnywin4 h, 17 m ago

Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my …Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my PS4 Pro


Same, was wondering why SSDs are more expensive.

Meathotukdeals2 h, 20 m ago

TBH don't like the 3% single star reviews. They seem consistent. Humm.


Well, had mine for a year now in almost daily use and it's been superb. Best upgrade I've made to a PC.

Will see what Friday brings, willing to miss this for the sake of a few quid

johnnywin8 h, 15 m ago

Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my …Great drive. I snapped one up last year when it was £80 on Amazon for my PS4 Pro


me too

Agharta11 h, 7 m ago

I've not heard it suggested that the Silicon Wafers themselves are the …I've not heard it suggested that the Silicon Wafers themselves are the issue here.Their cost is relatively trivial so they don't have to worry about supply and demand nearly as much as the chip fabrication companies do.The manufacturers of NAND and RAM which are often the same have to spend billions just to refit a plant to work with a smaller process node so they have a massive fixed capital cost.If they get that wrong there is over supply or under supply with the former having been quite common in the last few decades which led to massive losses that were so bad that some of the companies had to have government bail outs.Hence they are very wary of over supply and investing in fabrication plants that weren't required.So I think they have been cautious and limited output to play it safe and demand exploded hence the current scenario.There's also the possibility of cartel like behaviour which they have been guilty of before.But I've never heard that the cost or supply of the wafers is a big issue as even the 20% increase that you mentioned would have limited impact on the overall cost of a chip.


Yes, now looking at the numbers it's not the massive impact the headlines have made out. Yes a 20% hike for Samsung and SKHynix is pretty massive cash numbers for them due to the volume but for the consumer it adds less than $2 per 0.5tb stack. So it might affect Google and Amazon but for the consumer we are more likely to see more changes based on currency fluctuations.

Thanks for questioning it so I had to look at the numbers rather than just reading the headlines.
Edited by: "GAVINLEWISHUKD" 19th Nov

Good deal considering current trends but prices are still too high for me to bite. Got the 750gb version of this drive for £105 around the same time last year and i think it is crazy that prices are going up consderably for this sort of thing instead of down.

Meathotukdeals15 h, 1 m ago

[Image] This a Black Friday Deal? Doesn't say anything on the page?Decent …[Image] This a Black Friday Deal? Doesn't say anything on the page?Decent drop. Tempted.

Where I can check the price history like that?

NikiDimitrov2 h, 21 m ago

Where I can check the price history like that?


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NikiDimitrov2 h, 22 m ago

Where I can check the price history like that?



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