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Crucial MX500 CT500MX500SSD4 500 GB (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type 2280SS, Internal SSD) - £49.99 @ Amazon
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Crucial MX500 CT500MX500SSD4 500 GB (3D NAND, SATA, M.2 Type 2280SS, Internal SSD) - £49.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 29th Nov 2019

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

  • Sequential reads/writes up to 560/510 MB/s and random reads/writes up to 95 k/90 k on all file types
  • Accelerated by Micron 3D NAND technology
  • Integrated power loss immunity preserves all your saved work if the power unexpectedly gets cut
  • AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption keeps data safe and secure from hackers and thieves
  • Crucial 5 years limited warranty

Was approx £60 last week. Not sure if it's a Black Friday deal but what a great price for a MX500.
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Just some real world experience on this drive, it's hot for the wrong reasons. I installed it in a Dell XPS 13 (which is admittedly a very tightly packed chassis), but it was a nightmare for temps - not just hot, but BSOD hot. Returned it and replaced it with a WD Blue, which has about the same performance and price, but just runs cooler. I'm not the only one either:

reddit.com/r/s…17/

It's a shame, as I'm a huge fan of the 2.5" SATA MX500, which I've installed in loads of PCs without issue. Just think the QA on this form factor was poor from Crucial. Crucial deleted their forums(!) but there was a thread here (no cached copy in Wayback Machine):

forums.crucial.com/t5/…833
Edited by: "gordonthegopher84" 29th Nov 2019
I wonder if this is something that was/can be fixed with firmware updates. I got a new one 500GB in front of me, Firmware version: M3CR023 which appears to be their latest released 11 Dec 2018.
This was January of this year, and the first thing I did to try to rectify the issue was a firmware update, no dice unfortunately. It might be better in a desktop rig or laptop with a bit more space around it for heat dissipation.
If you have a free NVME slot, then I would pay that little bit extra and get an NVME because the price difference is low these days. Less than £10 for a better faster drive. Satas are ok if you are going for 1tb and get a decent price.
Considering the quality and reliability of their 2.5" SATA offerings, it has to be said that Crucial have not provided any compelling - Any good, even - m.2 SSDs to the market.

Price is decent for the drive size but this drive is difficult to recommend as a poster above has suggested
999tigger29/11/2019 15:57

If you have a free NVME slot, then I would pay that little bit extra and …If you have a free NVME slot, then I would pay that little bit extra and get an NVME because the price difference is low these days. Less than £10 for a better faster drive. Satas are ok if you are going for 1tb and get a decent price.


Looking to use SSD as a fast external storage device. Any suggestions please?
Price is still available, but expiring this as this particular variant is not recommended
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