Crucial MX500 1TB SSD - M.2 2280 form factor at Amazon.co.uk - £197.99
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Crucial MX500 1TB SSD - M.2 2280 form factor at Amazon.co.uk - £197.99

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Found 17th May
Not saying this is an amazing deal, but prices are slowly coming down on SSD's especially the 2.5" variety, however I was struggling to find an M.2 at a similar price for the same capacity, until I spotted this.

It's a standard SATA3 bus drive, not a PCI-E NVMe so will work in most devices that support the 2280 length drives, be that laptops, tablets, and desktop motherboards.

If you don't need it now then I'd say wait, since inevitably this will drop further over the next couple of months.
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1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!

I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.
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Kosmonaut37 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.


Pretty hypocritical comment, given that you posted a deal for a GTX 1060 3GB at £183, when they have been as low as £156, so saying people should buy at a higher price? Oh and if you bothered to actually read the opening post, I actually said if you don't need one then wait, since prices will fall.

***Thumbs up to you though*** tell me where I can get one for less now please, as I need it by Monday.
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Kosmonaut6 m ago

You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at …You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at the top, and the cheapest GTX 1060 3GB was around £250. Now...1TB ssds have been around £170-180 for more than 2 years now. Nothing special. It's not even a deal, it's the overpriced regular price.


You obviously have been sleeping under a rock where RAM, and NAND flash prices are concerned then, since the typical price for a 1TB hasn't been under £290 for about a year.

Here's a nice graph showing the price trend from Dec' 16 until April '1833813113-1I2wu.jpg

As you will note, those prices are in USD, and taking a rather generous $1.45:£1 you will see that $415 = £286, again being generous with the low average since they were more typically $425+

You can go back under your rock now, or bridge which ever it is.
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Kosmonaut4 m ago

The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have …The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have been around this price for 2 years now.


Except I have just shown that they haven't been. They have been much higher, to the extent that they were over double the lows of 2015, early 2016.
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1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!

I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.
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Kosmonaut11 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.


Agreed
Kosmonaut19 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.


This is a strange comment. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an m2 1TB this cheap. The standard 2.5” sata 1tb have only just come down under £200 again.
Kosmonaut22 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.


If it was NVME 1TB for £198, that would be an unbelievable deal.
Kosmonaut25 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.



I don't understand this sentiment. Even regular 2.5" 1TB drives are around £200. If you want a 1TB SSD this is what you have to pay; seems reasonable to me, 8 years ago a 60GB SSD cost me £100.
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Kosmonaut37 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.


Pretty hypocritical comment, given that you posted a deal for a GTX 1060 3GB at £183, when they have been as low as £156, so saying people should buy at a higher price? Oh and if you bothered to actually read the opening post, I actually said if you don't need one then wait, since prices will fall.

***Thumbs up to you though*** tell me where I can get one for less now please, as I need it by Monday.
runnybabbit24 m ago

I don't understand this sentiment. Even regular 2.5" 1TB drives are around …I don't understand this sentiment. Even regular 2.5" 1TB drives are around £200. If you want a 1TB SSD this is what you have to pay; seems reasonable to me, 8 years ago a 60GB SSD cost me £100.


hehe i remember paying £130 for 4MB of RAM
Edited by: "maddogb" 17th May
Uncommon.Sense17th May

Pretty hypocritical comment, given that you posted a deal for a GTX 1060 …Pretty hypocritical comment, given that you posted a deal for a GTX 1060 3GB at £183, when they have been as low as £156, so saying people should buy at a higher price? Oh and if you bothered to actually read the opening post, I actually said if you don't need one then wait, since prices will fall. ***Thumbs up to you though*** tell me where I can get one for less now please, as I need it by Monday.


is there a reason you are going for that over this?

amazon.co.uk/Cru…XZY
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maddogb6 m ago

is there a reason you are going for that over …is there a reason you are going for that over this?https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-MX500-CT1000MX500SSD1-Internal-NAND/dp/B077SF8KMG/ref=pd_sim_147_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B077SF8KMG&pd_rd_r=3660HXF7ZGYT6H0H7XZY&pd_rd_w=dN0py&pd_rd_wg=a1TMe&psc=1&refRID=3660HXF7ZGYT6H0H7XZY


I tried fitting a 2.5" drive in to an M.2 slot, but it was a bit of a squeeze, and it end up broken, so.. ..
Uncommon.Sense20 m ago

Pretty hypocritical comment, given that you posted a deal for a GTX 1060 …Pretty hypocritical comment, given that you posted a deal for a GTX 1060 3GB at £183, when they have been as low as £156, so saying people should buy at a higher price? Oh and if you bothered to actually read the opening post, I actually said if you don't need one then wait, since prices will fall. ***Thumbs up to you though*** tell me where I can get one for less now please, as I need it by Monday.


You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at the top, and the cheapest GTX 1060 3GB was around £250.

Now...1TB ssds have been around £170-180 for more than 2 years now. Nothing special. It's not even a deal, it's the overpriced regular price.

And btw, £183 for a 3GB GTX 1060 is still a good price, even today. It's far superior to the GTX 1050ti which is £150 and it's A LOT cheaper than the next priced RX 580/GTX 1060 (around £250).
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Kosmonaut6 m ago

You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at …You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at the top, and the cheapest GTX 1060 3GB was around £250. Now...1TB ssds have been around £170-180 for more than 2 years now. Nothing special. It's not even a deal, it's the overpriced regular price.


You obviously have been sleeping under a rock where RAM, and NAND flash prices are concerned then, since the typical price for a 1TB hasn't been under £290 for about a year.

Here's a nice graph showing the price trend from Dec' 16 until April '1833813113-1I2wu.jpg

As you will note, those prices are in USD, and taking a rather generous $1.45:£1 you will see that $415 = £286, again being generous with the low average since they were more typically $425+

You can go back under your rock now, or bridge which ever it is.
Kosmonaut7 m ago

You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at …You fail to see my deal for GTX 1060 was posted when mining craze was at the top, and the cheapest GTX 1060 3GB was around £250.Now...1TB ssds have been around £170-180 for more than 2 years now. Nothing special. It's not even a deal, it's the overpriced regular price.And btw, £183 for a 3GB GTX 1060 is still a good price, even today. It's far superior to the GTX 1050ti which is £150 and it's A LOT cheaper than the next priced RX 580/GTX 1060 (around £250).


Why was the price of graphics cards so much? Oh yes a shortage.

Why was the price of SSD storage so much? Oh yes a shortage.

Care to explain the difference?
Horrorwood6 m ago

Why was the price of graphics cards so much? Oh yes a shortage.Why was the …Why was the price of graphics cards so much? Oh yes a shortage.Why was the price of SSD storage so much? Oh yes a shortage.Care to explain the difference?


The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have been around this price for 2 years now.
Original Poster
Kosmonaut4 m ago

The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have …The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have been around this price for 2 years now.


Except I have just shown that they haven't been. They have been much higher, to the extent that they were over double the lows of 2015, early 2016.
Although this drive does not get massive bandwidth of other "proper" NVMe type M.2 drives, in testing it's performance is really very interesting. When performing real world type performance tests it rather dramatically outperforms SATA drives like the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB (currently reduced from £317.98 to £250.03 on amazon).

guru3d.com/art…tml

While there is currently an oversupply of NAND chip globally, spurring more companies to release their own new drives, which will and is driving prices down, This currently is a very interesting value proposition to people looking for an M.2 drive on a budget.

I've been contemplating it myself, though in the end I'm still tempted to go for a Samsung 970 EVO 1TB for it's insanely fast speeds, but it is also painfully more expensive at about £372

Though I want to see lower prices faster, for some of us who don't have the luxury of waiting, then this offer available now is Definitely worth some Heat !
Kosmonaut4 h, 51 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.

Can you back that up? I'm not aware of any decently performing 1TB SSDs have ever retailed for that.


If we're paying "Pick an arbritary price" then I'd like to pay £2 for one, but it's never going to happen.
Edited by: "MagicBoy" 17th May
Kosmonaut3 h, 50 m ago

The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have …The difference is, the deal in this post is not a deal at all. SSDs have been around this price for 2 years now.


you have no idea what you're talking about. As others have pointed out, 1TB ssds have only just dropped below £200 in the last few weeks. back up what you're saying or stop posting
Kosmonaut5 h, 33 m ago

1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, y …1TB sata M.2 should not be more than £150. By buying for this £198 price, you only encourage manufacturers to keep prices high. COLD!I would not even pay £198 for a nvme M.2.



I said the same few years ago, I would not pay more than £300 whatever was at the time. I have bougth nothing yet
Uncommon.Sense5 h, 6 m ago

I tried fitting a 2.5" drive in to an M.2 slot, but it was a bit of a …I tried fitting a 2.5" drive in to an M.2 slot, but it was a bit of a squeeze, and it end up broken, so.. ..



Don't forget that it's possible to get M.2 to 2.5" SATA converters (under £3 on ebay from the Far East) which could turn this into a regular 2.5" SATA drive.
Great way to future proof yourself a bit for those who currently don't have a device with an M.2 slot.
Decent deal but I'm just upvoting for the drama.
MagicBoy3 h, 54 m ago

Can you back that up? I'm not aware of any decently performing 1TB SSDs …Can you back that up? I'm not aware of any decently performing 1TB SSDs have ever retailed for that.If we're paying "Pick an arbritary price" then I'd like to pay £2 for one, but it's never going to happen.


Oh it will, many years ahead when this technology is old & small. People will be throwing them away as not to be worth selling. Trust me
Uncommon.Sense7 h, 52 m ago

Except I have just shown that they haven't been. They have been much …Except I have just shown that they haven't been. They have been much higher, to the extent that they were over double the lows of 2015, early 2016.


What the guy fails to mention, is that he is from the future. The time travel has given him some jetlag....
this may be sata but for some people (mainly laptop users) 2.5" drives aren't an option anymore so for them this is a good price.

Personally, even in my desktop I would avoid using a 2.5" drive now, if I can help it.
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