New Low for MX500 SSD  250gb Now £62.54 @ Ebuyer
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New Low for MX500 SSD 250gb Now £62.54 @ Ebuyer

£62.54£665%Ebuyer Deals
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Found 13th FebEdited by:"fiqqer"
This is the lowest price it has been for this model.

Crucial MX500 250GB SSD

  • Capacity 250GB
  • 2.5inch SSD
  • Sequential Read/Write 560MB/s - 510MB/s
  • Random Read/Write IOPS 95k/90k
  • Limited Five Year Warranty
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ackbar6 m ago

there's only £3 difference. why not just buy it?


I think you're missing the point of this website.
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I almost resigned myself to paying Amazon, for an increased price when I had one final check and found it is now cheaper than ever.

This looks like an auction battle between e-buyer and Amazon as to who is cheapest for this drive, which surely must now dominate the market.

No doubt Amazon will try to price match e-buyer, until stock is sold out then they will raise the price again.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 13th Feb
Prices will drop when the bigger storage devices are released to the masses
SSD getting lower everyday .About time
About what I paid for MX100 years ago! Prices for nand flash chips has gone crazy since then. THANKS STEVE JOBS. 😡 Have some heat! 🔥
Having looked on Camelcamel that tracks Amazonuk, its currently showing at £68.39, i've posted the camel links below as there were two drives that came up..

Crucial CT250MX500SSD1(Z) MX500 250 GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 inch Internal SSD (B0764WCXCV)
uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Cru…rch

Crucial MX500 CT250MX500SSD1 250 GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD (B0781VSXBP)
uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Cru…rch
Amazon link

Price hasn't been matched by Amazon yet, but I want to be ready when it does.
solid1 h, 8 m ago

Amazon linkPrice hasn't been matched by Amazon yet, but I want to be ready …Amazon linkPrice hasn't been matched by Amazon yet, but I want to be ready when it does.


there's only £3 difference. why not just buy it?
ackbar6 m ago

there's only £3 difference. why not just buy it?


I think you're missing the point of this website.
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meetmax3 m ago

How about this then



Lol that is one of the slowest branded SSD drives on the planet. I provided some stats in the thread. Only beaten by one of the other current offers, the Sansik SSD Plus
Edited by: "fiqqer" 13th Feb
fiqqer6 m ago

Lol that is one of the slowest branded SSD drives on the planet. I …Lol that is one of the slowest branded SSD drives on the planet. I provided some stats in the thread. Only beaten by one of the other current offers, the Sansik SSD Plus


I am referring to £3 difference comment.

It's funny as people have started comparing SSD for speed, that's also in micro seconds, which doesn't make any difference to day to day running of PC / Laptop.

Didn't mean to hijack your thread and voted hot for price .
meetmax5 m ago

I am referring to £3 difference comment. It's funny as people have started …I am referring to £3 difference comment. It's funny as people have started comparing SSD for speed, that's also in micro seconds, which doesn't make any difference to day to day running of PC / Laptop.Didn't mean to hijack your thread and voted hot for price .


And Amazon sells things much cheaper in other EU countries than UK because they think we can pay more. All the time people post deals here on their other European sites much cheaper than here.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 13th Feb
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meetmax13 m ago

I am referring to £3 difference comment. It's funny as people have started …I am referring to £3 difference comment. It's funny as people have started comparing SSD for speed, that's also in micro seconds, which doesn't make any difference to day to day running of PC / Laptop.Didn't mean to hijack your thread and voted hot for price .

No problem , useful information is always welcome - it allows people to make good choices.

The issue about the W.D. Green SSD is that there is no DRAM which means that performance will be significantly worse - so there is a noticable performance difference.

I have the sandisk SSD Plus plus others, so although in use you'd hardly notice the difference I probably wont buy the Sandisk one again because it feels it could break at any time.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 13th Feb
fiqqer6 m ago

No problem , useful information is always welcome - it allows people to …No problem , useful information is always welcome - it allows people to make good choices. The issue about the W.D. Green SSD is that there is no DRAM which means that performance will be significantly worse - so there is a noticable performance difference. I have the sandisk SSD Plus plus others, so although in use you'd hardly notice the difference I probably wont buy the Sandisk one again because it feels it could break at any time.


But that would be same with Crucial or any other hardware.
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meetmax5 m ago

But that would be same with Crucial or any other hardware.

The other drives do have dram - so will have a longer and quicker burst mode. That is one of the reasons why the WD Green is twice as slow as most of the other SSD drives in some of the tests. In terms of construction my other drives are much more solidly built.
fiqqer6 m ago

The other drives do have dram - so will have a longer and quicker burst …The other drives do have dram - so will have a longer and quicker burst mode. That is one of the reasons why the WD Green is twice as slow as most of the other SSD drives in some of the tests. In terms of construction my other drives are much more solidly built.


Wow I Can't believe that. There are drives with twice the speed of other SSD. You seem to have brought evaluation to SSD market.

When you say Solid built, what's the difference between construction material between them. Both are internal drive going to sit inside laptop or PC.

Your point may be valid if you drop laptop few times in a week.
Amazon matched the price. I know where my money is going. Thanks OP for the deal though, voted hot
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meetmax1 h, 53 m ago

Wow I Can't believe that. There are drives with twice the speed of other …Wow I Can't believe that. There are drives with twice the speed of other SSD. You seem to have brought evaluation to SSD market. When you say Solid built, what's the difference between construction material between them. Both are internal drive going to sit inside laptop or PC. Your point may be valid if you drop laptop few times in a week.


yes, for most people you will install it once and forget about it. Then construction does not matter, too much.

I use my crucial one like an external hard drive as it is less liable to damage when transporting when I help people with their computers. I can just connect it to their desktop via sata or laptop via usb to sata. It has aluminium external construction. The WD and the sandisk are plastic.

Two different measures of hard drive performance - the Crucial MX500 will be very similar to the Samsung Evo 850/860.

nordichardware.se/art…ing

https://www.hotukdeals.com/visit/comment/33248911/15731298
Edited by: "fiqqer" 13th Feb
meetmax39 m ago

Wow I Can't believe that. There are drives with twice the speed of other …Wow I Can't believe that. There are drives with twice the speed of other SSD. You seem to have brought evaluation to SSD market. When you say Solid built, what's the difference between construction material between them. Both are internal drive going to sit inside laptop or PC. Your point may be valid if you drop laptop few times in a week.


fiqqer has provided you with many reasons to go with his choice of drive but you still refuse to listen.

Oh well, some people are occasionally stuck in read only mode.

The MX500 is the sound choice at this price point.
Is this for desktop or laptop?
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Martianonfire12 m ago

Is this for desktop or laptop?



Either. because of the size you need to affix it to the case somehow in a desktop, if you move your case around. I just keep it flat on the drive case, loose. It should fit well in a laptop and should have a spacer to fit into laptops which require a 9.5 mm drive.

Box Contents:
2.5-inch 7mm SSD SATA 6Gb/s, 7mm to 9.5mm spacer
Edited by: "fiqqer" 13th Feb
Any recommendations for a sleek case to make this an external drive I can boot my Mac from?
meh... I bought a 250gb SSD already 2!!!! years ago for 49.99 from ebuyer...
Would happily pay more to buy from Amazon rather than eBuyer - not worth saving a few quid for the hassle / cost you will have if you have to RMA the thing.
me_lee58 m ago

Would happily pay more to buy from Amazon rather than eBuyer - not worth …Would happily pay more to buy from Amazon rather than eBuyer - not worth saving a few quid for the hassle / cost you will have if you have to RMA the thing.


Agreed. Had a terrible experience with them recently. Was told that after 30 days they revert the warranty to the manufacturer although my contract is with them according to consumer rights act, so not sure how legal that is. Either way I would avoid
If i buy this for my hp laptop envy j143na 15 inch. How would i copy my sshd hard drive content to this ssd? Much appreciate if somebody could help me. Cheers
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Tom_Reys1 h, 7 m ago

meh... I bought a 250gb SSD already 2!!!! years ago for 49.99 from …meh... I bought a 250gb SSD already 2!!!! years ago for 49.99 from ebuyer...



So did I, but this is the best deal today. It is significantly faster than my M500 to make it a worthwhile purchase - if not a direct replacement. Then I can use the M500 in my laptop which has an HDD in it.
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Nadeem_Mir6 m ago

If i buy this for my hp laptop envy j143na 15 inch. How would i copy my …If i buy this for my hp laptop envy j143na 15 inch. How would i copy my sshd hard drive content to this ssd? Much appreciate if somebody could help me. Cheers


Try this. There are plenty of free good ones. This comes well recommended:

macrium.com/ref…ree
mosesxd5 h, 29 m ago

About what I paid for MX100 years ago! Prices for nand flash chips …About what I paid for MX100 years ago! Prices for nand flash chips has gone crazy since then. THANKS STEVE JOBS. 😡 Have some heat! 🔥


Is Steve Jobs meddling with IT from beyond the grave again? I thought he's stopped meddling after he somehow made Windows 10 have a split GUI personality (yes he's directly attributed to the odd variations and curious quirks found on windows 10)
solid6 h, 41 m ago

Amazon linkPrice hasn't been matched by Amazon yet, but I want to be ready …Amazon linkPrice hasn't been matched by Amazon yet, but I want to be ready when it does.


Amazon have matched now!
I bought one of these last week for my Server from ebuyer. No issues, great little drive. It runs a little hot in comparison to my 850 Evo though (could be slight variances in case position).
100TBW and 5 year warrenty are nice!
Wished ssds followed suit of usb memory with doubling size every year for same price
Hi all will one of these be OK in a 4 year old laptop?
mattk1 h, 54 m ago

Hi all will one of these be OK in a 4 year old laptop?


Go to the crucial uk website download their software to check your laptop and they will give you the ram and ssd upgrades you need.These ssd's come in 7mm thickness. I fitted one in a 10 year old desktop and it is speeding along like a gud un
I just got round to installing this model after buying it from Amazon when the £10 off deal was on.

It has gone into mu zoostorm desktop that I mostly use for the internet and the odd bit of word processing. I did a fresh install of W10 which was easy enough. Used the old HDD as a slave for storage and access my old files. It boots up in no time and none of the lag I did have - its like a completely new PC now. Great SSD and well worth it.
Mpt1122 h, 7 m ago

Agreed. Had a terrible experience with them recently. Was told that after …Agreed. Had a terrible experience with them recently. Was told that after 30 days they revert the warranty to the manufacturer although my contract is with them according to consumer rights act, so not sure how legal that is. Either way I would avoid


The responsibility is, as you mentioned, with Ebuyer. Anyone that refers you to the manufacturer in a situation simlar to yours cleary does not understand the Consumer rights act.
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britboy2825 m ago

The responsibility is, as you mentioned, with Ebuyer. Anyone that refers …The responsibility is, as you mentioned, with Ebuyer. Anyone that refers you to the manufacturer in a situation simlar to yours cleary does not understand the Consumer rights act.



It is is not as clear as that. Demanding that the retailer takes responsibility wont lead anywhere.

I am a procurement specialist and I have this issue with all my suppliers - they will only take responsibility for 30 days unless there is a warranty taken with them. After 30 days they will choose which remedy to use, most often it is to refer the customer to the manufacturer as it is the cheapest and least time consuming option.

which.co.uk/con…act

Profit margins are thin so they try to cut costs wherever possible, I refer you to Misco who recently went bust. When these companies are competing against a tax minimizer (A...n) service is an overhead. If you want service buy from John Lewis.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 14th Feb
Nice price but you're better off buying the 500GB model for an OS drive.
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kester7654 m ago

Nice price but you're better off buying the 500GB model for an OS drive.

It depends what you use it for.

Some people only need a laptop for browsing the internet, e-mails and documents. These dont require a large hard drive. 250 gb is plenty for these people from my experience. I have encountered many people who use a laptop like this.

Others only need it as a boot drive to speed up the initial computer with seperate hard drives for storage. They don't need a larger drive, myself included - all my drives are 250gb, including this one recently purchased. I use mine for gaming and I still have around 60gb free, which includes Office 2016.

If I was to buy it for a gaming laptop then yes I would purchase the 500gb one, but none of my laptops are that powerful.
fiqqer2 h, 29 m ago

It depends what you use it for. Some people only need a laptop for …It depends what you use it for. Some people only need a laptop for browsing the internet, e-mails and documents. These dont require a large hard drive. 250 gb is plenty for these people from my experience. I have encountered many people who use a laptop like this.Others only need it as a boot drive to speed up the initial computer with seperate hard drives for storage. They don't need a larger drive, myself included - all my drives are 250gb, including this one recently purchased. I use mine for gaming and I still have around 60gb free, which includes Office 2016. If I was to buy it for a gaming laptop then yes I would purchase the 500gb one, but none of my laptops are that powerful.


Never quite works out like that for most people unfortunately as there's a lot of hidden usage people don't account for. Depending on ram you can lose a huge chunk to both pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys which is quite common on laptops and both require to be stored on the boot drive. Then you have windows updates and backups/roll backs. Most people tend to only have the one device so they tend to store most of the data on the main drive so programs like itunes which downloads and backups can quickly eat into this storage.

What you're paying for is peace of mind that you wont have to swap to a bigger drive sooner. I remember when 40MB was a massive size drive but storage requirements increase daily and in a couple of years time 250GB might be a bit tight.
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