Crucial UK - SSD Online Sale (M500 & M550 SSDs + MSATA SSDs)
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Crucial UK - SSD Online Sale (M500 & M550 SSDs + MSATA SSDs)

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Found 17th Oct 2014
Credit to HUKD member MISSLEADING for mentioning this over at another deal thread (all credit should go to him), as right now Crucial UK are doing discounts for the M500 & M550 SDDs and also the MSATA SSDs as well.

Below is a short list to show the prices but the best ones IMHO are for the M500 series, as they are a lot cheaper than anywhere else from what I can see - again all credit to HUKD member MISSLEADING for posting this initial info over at the eBuyer SSD Deal Thread.

M500 Unit Details
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120GB MSATA SSD - £40.84p
240GB MSATA SSD - £67.99p
480GB MSATA SSD - £138.90p

240GB SSD - £67.99p
960GB SSD - £272.77p

M550 Unit Details
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128GB MSATA SSD - £55.93p
256GB MSATA SSD - £92.96p
512GB MSATA SSD - £161.83p

128GB SSD - £55.93p
256GB SSD - £92.96p
512GB SSD - £161.83p
1TB SSD - £291.82p

EDIT: Appears to be free delivery for all of them as well.

EDIT 2: Listed below are the updated prices as of today (October 20th '14), as they have gone up slightly (as flagged up by HUKD Member INSIDEOUT) - also removed the example on the deal thread title, as it's price is no longer valid.

M500 Unit Details
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120GB MSATA SSD - £49.01p
240GB MSATA SSD - £81.59p
480GB MSATA SSD - £166.68p

240GB SSD - £81.59p
960GB SSD - £327.37p

M550 Unit Details
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128GB MSATA SSD - £67.13p
256GB MSATA SSD - £111.56p
512GB MSATA SSD - £194.22p

128GB SSD - £67.13p
256GB SSD - £111.56p
512GB SSD - £194.22p
1TB SSD - £350.17p

109 Comments

Original Poster

If your voting cold please advise why, as the prices for them (especially the M500 series) are pretty damned cheap IMHO.

EDIT: Not sure why it's being voted cold but to give you an example that IF you purchased the M500 240GB SSD via Amazon UK, you would be forking out an additional £10.00p (it's listed as being £77.99p with them right now). Check out further yourselves folks, as all I'm trying to do is help out other HUKD members who are looking for a cheap deal and/or on a strict budget (like me! X) ).

Plus cash back

Scotty Boy

If your voting cold please advise why, as the prices for them (especially … If your voting cold please advise why, as the prices for them (especially the M500 series) are pretty damned cheap IMHO.



Some people vote cold because of the amount of SSD deals that get post, some people vote cold because you can get a higher volume HDD for less, some people vote cold because they don't like technology, some vote cold for lol's

You could update your title to include a couple of the best deals, instead of the generic sale title that's there currently.

Original Poster

Asura

Some people vote cold because of the amount of SSD deals that get post, … Some people vote cold because of the amount of SSD deals that get post, some people vote cold because you can get a higher volume HDD for less, some people vote cold because they don't like technology, some vote cold for lol'sYou could update your title to include a couple of the best deals, instead of the generic sale title that's there currently.



Done - added the price for the M500 240GB SSD @ £67.99p. Hope that will help out a bit...agree about the other high volume of deals but this one is a cracker (to me at least) as you are making a bigger saving from what I can see especially when comparing them against retailers.

HOT! Been waiting for an mSata at a decent price for while. 480GB for £138 is an excellent price.

Scotty Boy

If your voting cold please advise why, as the prices for them (especially … If your voting cold please advise why, as the prices for them (especially the M500 series) are pretty damned cheap IMHO.EDIT: Not sure why it's being voted cold but to give you an example that IF you purchased the M500 240GB SSD via Amazon UK, you would be forking out an additional £10.00p (it's listed as being £77.99p with them right now). Check out further yourselves folks, as all I'm trying to do is help out other HUKD members who are looking for a cheap deal and/or on a strict budget (like me! X) ).heat added , there people here who are waiting for deal to be posted to vote cold pretty sad !!

Original Poster

Sin_of_nature

HOT! Been waiting for an mSata at a decent price for while. 480GB for … HOT! Been waiting for an mSata at a decent price for while. 480GB for £138 is an excellent price.



+1 - Trying to transfer some additional funds over so I can buy that one as well. It would be ideal for my Lenovo X220 ThinkPad, as I can transfer the OS over to it and use my existing 2.5" SSD for hosting virtual machines on it.

alan2simms

heat added , there people here who are waiting for deal to be posted to … heat added , there people here who are waiting for deal to be posted to vote cold pretty sad !!



Cheers mate - all credit to HUKD member MISLEADING, as he's the chap that flagged the sale up.

Good prices for immediate purchase - 2% Quidco as well

But - because of the content of recent marketing offers (Daily Deals - Price Matching - Specials etc) - I think that Amazon Black Friday Deals 2014 will include several excellent bargain SSD purchasing opportunities - If you can wait AND be bothered

I have the m500 in my desktop quite tempted to have the m-sadta in my laptop excellent drives.!

Not sure this is much of a deal, the 120gb is £2 cheaper than amazon, the only drive with real discount is the 960gb drive.

Im not voting on your deal but I would advise people considering the M500 simply buy the MX100 from amazon because it works out only a penny more per GB for the 256GB version and it is the better drive, the MX100 is nearly at the M550 level (not quite) whereas the M500 is a fair step down (still a good drive!).

Pay a few bob more and get a MX100 its worth the price, the M550 probably too expensive to justify though

Received my M550 today, now to clone my drive!

Flubit are doing the MX100 256GB for £67.37 delivered.

heat for being so humble in giving the credit to the original poster, you still did a good job by posting it :-)

noob question, I have a Dell Studio 1558, which is more appropriate for my computer? M500 or 550?

If you are patient enough and a member of flubit, try the crucial MX100 256GB, I got an offer of £68, paid for it last Saturday, the estimated delivery was Thursday to Saturday, status still "awaiting dispatch", contacted them, I'll get it on Tuesday, so something like 1 week + 2 days.
Why the MX100 over the M500? You get an extra 16GB and write speed is 33% faster (333MB/s over 250MB/s)

Nice one, I've been waiting for this - I already have one m500 with VMs on it, time to add another and try out Windows 7 striping. Mirroring appears to work. Will run out of SATAs at some point!

Hot.

Banned

tho kinda pointless

if you get a mx100 128 you get an 8gb free usb stick

+1 good deal, have ordered a 240gb m500 and 1/2 price fitting kit for an additional £7.50. Already have 2 crucial ssd's in other devices and they are excellent little drives. Thanks op.

It's e.g. not i.e.

Labman

Flubit are doing the MX100 256GB for £67.37 delivered.



My Flubit came in at £66.61 on 14/10/14.
Merchant fullfilling order: Fireworks Direct

Codify

It's e.g. not i.e.


Well one of the prices is £67.99 and maybe he was wasn't giving any further examples in the headline

dybydx

My Flubit came in at £66.61 on 14/10/14.Merchant fullfilling order: … My Flubit came in at £66.61 on 14/10/14.Merchant fullfilling order: Fireworks Direct:)



Mine can in at £72.14

Very competitive price for the 240gb m500. I have an 120gb as a system drive in my laptop. Makes a hell of a difference in day to day computing. If you are on the fence then pull the trigger. Single best upgrade you can give your PC. You will not regret it.

luvadealme

noob question, I have a Dell Studio 1558, which is more appropriate for … noob question, I have a Dell Studio 1558, which is more appropriate for my computer? M500 or 550?



For the Studio 1558 u can get the M550 or the M500 as probably ur new SSD will outlast ur laptop. I also have a Studio but have gone for M500 for best bang for the buck. If budget permits go for m550.

How easy is it to move files from an HDD to one of these? Does it come with software bundled or is it just a point of cutting and pasting?

Great price for 240GB SSD. I recall paying £90 for a 32GB Runcore for a Dell mini 9 netbook back in summer of 2009. Took quite a few years for the price to drop to current levels. I know these Crucial drives are quite a bit cheaper than Samsung 840 Pro & 850 Pro but just for comparison how they compare performance wise? I've been using a 830 Pro in my desktop for a couple of years now which was best in class at the time I believe.

@mazzer_214

Best to use software specifically designed for cloning a HDD such as Norton Ghost etc. Not sure if there's free equivalent software available. Copy/paste might not copy all files across (hidden files etc) but don't quite me on that as never tried that method.

maximumpc.com/har…014

Acronis TrueImage often gets recommended. EaseUS is freeware software if you'd rather not purchase some.

cheekster

http://www.maximumpc.com/hard_drive_cloning_software_2014Acronis … http://www.maximumpc.com/hard_drive_cloning_software_2014Acronis TrueImage often gets recommended. EaseUS is freeware software if you'd rather not purchase some.



Great, will check this out. Cheers Cheekster!

Waiting for the arrival of a Lattitude E5440 which has an mSATA bay. The Crucial Advisor suggests upgrading with SATA units, not mSATA. Assume this is based on either replacing the HDD (using a conversion cage) or installing in place of the optical drive (i.e. using a caddy). The Dell site doesn't offer an mSATA drive option on the confiigurator. Should I be installing an mSATA or a SATA drive?

Scotty Boy

Source of the original information posted by HUKD Member MISLEADING


misleading info?

rossygnol

If you are patient enough and a member of flubit, try the crucial MX100 … If you are patient enough and a member of flubit, try the crucial MX100 256GB, I got an offer of £68, paid for it last Saturday, the estimated delivery was Thursday to Saturday, status still "awaiting dispatch", contacted them, I'll get it on Tuesday, so something like 1 week + 2 days.Why the MX100 over the M500? You get an extra 16GB and write speed is 33% faster (333MB/s over 250MB/s)


I think most people miss the size difference when they compare. 16GB is significant.

Original Poster

jimmybo

Good prices for immediate purchase - 2% Quidco as wellBut - because of … Good prices for immediate purchase - 2% Quidco as wellBut - because of the content of recent marketing offers (Daily Deals - Price Matching - Specials etc) - I think that Amazon Black Friday Deals 2014 will include several excellent bargain SSD purchasing opportunities - If you can wait AND be bothered



Unfortunately I couldn't wait that long I'm afraid, as a couple of my existing SSDs were giving up the ghost and had ran out of warranty coverage. :-( Here's hoping that if members miss this one, the Amazon Black Friday deals do actually come through.

bil534

heat for being so humble in giving the credit to the original poster, you … heat for being so humble in giving the credit to the original poster, you still did a good job by posting it :-)



It needed to be done and at the end of the day credit should be given it's due to those originally come up with the goods! ;-)

wide

Nice one, I've been waiting for this - I already have one m500 with VMs … Nice one, I've been waiting for this - I already have one m500 with VMs on it, time to add another and try out Windows 7 striping. Mirroring appears to work. Will run out of SATAs at some point!Hot.



Same here - just managed to get more money together to buy a larger M500 MSATA SSD, so I can use my existing 2.5" SSD purely for hosting VMs without running out of disk space.

Codify

It's e.g. not i.e.



Thank you for the appropriate grammer checking but I was in a hurry to update the title! ;-)

palsapal

Waiting for the arrival of a Lattitude E5440 which has an mSATA bay. The … Waiting for the arrival of a Lattitude E5440 which has an mSATA bay. The Crucial Advisor suggests upgrading with SATA units, not mSATA. Assume this is based on either replacing the HDD (using a conversion cage) or installing in place of the optical drive (i.e. using a caddy). The Dell site doesn't offer an mSATA drive option on the confiigurator. Should I be installing an mSATA or a SATA drive?



From what I can see on the internet your Dell laptop should be able to handle an MSATA SSD (check out the following link) - you might want to read up on the specific specs of your new system, just to make sure it has the necessary WWAN slot (which is generally where the MSATA SSD is installed into it) but also make sure that if you need an additional BIOS update to support it that you have the necessary files in place.

Of course IF you have the budget you could set-up your new laptop with three disk storage drives via an MSATA SSD (WLAN/dedicated Mini PCI-e slot), 2.5" SSD (dedicated drive bay) and a 2.5" HDD (via a 2nd HDD Caddy, installed into the optical drive bay).

Original Poster

MaximusRo

misleading info?



Quite!

Banned

dybydx

My Flubit came in at £66.61 on 14/10/14.Merchant fullfilling order: … My Flubit came in at £66.61 on 14/10/14.Merchant fullfilling order: Fireworks Direct:)



£65.06 delivered for MX100 last month. Had to submit a few requests before I got an acceptable offer.

palsapal

Waiting for the arrival of a Lattitude E5440 which has an mSATA bay. The … Waiting for the arrival of a Lattitude E5440 which has an mSATA bay. The Crucial Advisor suggests upgrading with SATA units, not mSATA. Assume this is based on either replacing the HDD (using a conversion cage) or installing in place of the optical drive (i.e. using a caddy). The Dell site doesn't offer an mSATA drive option on the confiigurator. Should I be installing an mSATA or a SATA drive?



Does your new laptop come with a discrete graphics card and Express Card I/O? If so, the mSATA bay will not be available. This may explain why Crucial are guiding you towards the 2.5" drive option. If you didn't go for both of those options, you should be OK. The mSATA port is next to the wireless card and its antennas. I've read that booting from the mSATA drive is fine - you just need to select it as the boot drive, then install your OS onto it.

Can this go in a 2011 MacBook Pro?

Great drives, I have 1 original M500 and another M550, never had a problem, in the same time I've had these I've had 2 Samsungs SSD fail.

Question for anyone technical, my current ssd drive in my laptop is running out of space how do I copy everything including the operating system exact copy to a bigger ssd without having to re-install windows 8? Is there some software to do this? Thanks for any answers
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