New Lower Price. Crucial MX500 250GB SATA 2.5" 7mm SSD CT250MX500SSD1 £68.39 @ Crucial.com
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New Lower Price. Crucial MX500 250GB SATA 2.5" 7mm SSD CT250MX500SSD1 £68.39 @ Crucial.com

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Found 9th JanEdited by:"tightar5e"
New (heads up). 5 Year Warranty.
Smaller Capacities released. 250GB £70.76
Use's Micron's new 64-layer 3D NAND.
The MX500 uses the SMI SM2258 controller, rather than Marvell 88SS1074.
Not bad intro price for a drive with 5 year warranty.

Use code PROMODELIVERY2018 for FREE Delivery.(Thanks mdsite)
Update: £10 Cheaper than Amazon.co.uk.
Update 10/01. Amazon.co.uk have now price matched Crucial.
Update 26/01 £10 off today on amazon using BIGTHANKS code.
Update 31/01 New Lower price of £68.39 (Due to Samsung releasing their 860 SSD today - £89.47).

Review of 1TB MX500.
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Original Poster
As said, more a heads up, as this is crucial.com online price. Amazon aren't stocking this yet.
Only 2.5'' 7mm SSD Pricing available. M.2 Form factor & pricing not online yet.

PROMODELIVERY2018 For free delivery. (Thanks mdsite).

09/01-4pm Update: now in stock at Amazon. £80.36 (Thanks Danger_Mouse).

Update: £10 Cheaper than Amazon.co.uk.
Update 10/01. Amazon.co.uk have now price matched Crucial.
Update 31/01 New Lower price of £68.39. (Due to release of Samsung 860 today, £89.47 on Amazon).
Edited by: "tightar5e" 31st Jan
Interesting - better performance but slight size downgrade (275GB on the mx300).
This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want to get the best I can. Thanks.
Edited by: "yubious" 9th Jan
yubious31 m ago

This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want …This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want to get the best I can. Thanks.


This isn't quite a fair comparison as there are no solid bench results I can find for the new MX500, but this is a fairly good guideline against the previous generation to give you a ballpark idea:

ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…642

Personally I would go Samsung if you can afford it, for the reliability and the ease of use with the Samsung Magician software etc.

If the price difference really doesn't matter to you and you want the best go for a Samsung 850 PRO, 10 Year warranty and the best SSD I have ever owned (I have 2 of them )

ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…977

ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…385
yubious1 h, 3 m ago

This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want …This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want to get the best I can. Thanks.


This because unless you are doing some strange workloads for a consumer then you won't notice the difference.
Flashed up with this when I left the screen open for a while:

Free tracked delivery code:

PROMODELIVERY2018
good to have more ssds released

but I'll wait a good year or so for others to beta test this new drive
I don't want to lose any data
about 2.5% on top cash back
I have the crucial MX300 as well as two other branded SSD drives - they are all equally fast - you wont be able to tell the difference in normal day to day use. The crucial is one of the better made products.
It's on Amazon now for £80.39, so a good deal direct from the manufacturer
AMasters0075 h, 12 m ago

This isn't quite a fair comparison as there are no solid bench results I …This isn't quite a fair comparison as there are no solid bench results I can find for the new MX500, but this is a fairly good guideline against the previous generation to give you a ballpark idea:http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-850-Evo-250GB-vs-Crucial-MX300-275GB/2977vs3642Personally I would go Samsung if you can afford it, for the reliability and the ease of use with the Samsung Magician software etc. If the price difference really doesn't matter to you and you want the best go for a Samsung 850 PRO, 10 Year warranty and the best SSD I have ever owned (I have 2 of them )http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Crucial-MX300-275GB-vs-Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/3642vs2977http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Crucial-MX300-275GB-vs-Samsung-850-Pro-256GB/3642vs2385


I thought the BX300 was actually better than the MX300?
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Danger_Mouse1 h, 0 m ago

It's on Amazon now for £80.39, so a good deal direct from the manufacturer …It's on Amazon now for £80.39, so a good deal direct from the manufacturer

3% Quidco/TCB too via Crucial, so £68.50 approx. Thought it was a good intro price.
£80 is too high, Samsung 850's 250GB have been £80 for the last month on Amazon, now £84 though.

£65 would be the current sweet spot for this. (Amazon if you're listening).
tightar5e26 m ago

3% Quidco/TCB too via Crucial, so £68.50 approx. Thought it was a good …3% Quidco/TCB too via Crucial, so £68.50 approx. Thought it was a good intro price. £80 is too high, Samsung 850's 250GB have been £80 for the last month on Amazon, now £84 though. £65 would be the current sweet spot for this. (Amazon if you're listening).


It is unlike Amazon to actually beat a price. Generally they just match it... which is very annoying.

I try to avoid Amazon as much as possible now.
yubious11 h, 28 m ago

This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want …This Vs Samsung 850 EVO? Not worried about the price difference just want to get the best I can. Thanks.


if you actually want the best, look into nvme...it's faster than ssd's
What other 250GB~ is at a good price at the moment? Stupid Q but that is better than the MX300 and BX300 right?
Whats best/cheapest 500gb ssd going Atm?
£70.79 on Amazon now.

All I want to do is speed up my PC and boot time - so excuse my IT ignorance but would look to use a SSD as a boot drive and the current HDD as the storage device (PC is mostly used for web browsing and odd download / use of programs such as itunes to sync phone etc).

Could I just buy a much cheaper 120gb or long term am I as well paying the extra £20 or so for something like this?
Edited by: "jig2480" 10th Jan
jig24801 h, 7 m ago

£70.79 on Amazon now.All I want to do is speed up my PC and boot time - so …£70.79 on Amazon now.All I want to do is speed up my PC and boot time - so excuse my IT ignorance but would look to use a SSD as a boot drive and the current HDD as the storage device (PC is mostly used for web browsing and odd download / use of programs such as itunes to sync phone etc).Could I just buy a much cheaper 120gb or long term am I as well paying the extra £20 or so for something like this?


120gb should do what you need by the sounds of it. I'd personally pay the 20 quid though just for a little future proofing though.
I'd buy 250GB if you are lazy at moving files over to another hard drive. If you aren't then 120GB is fine!
Could I just buy a much cheaper 120gb or long term am I as well paying the extra £20 or so for something like this?
120gb tend to be worse value £/Gb ... I suspect all the main brands will be completely phasing them out , soon..
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1duck10th Jan

120gb should do what you need by the sounds of it. I'd personally pay the …120gb should do what you need by the sounds of it. I'd personally pay the 20 quid though just for a little future proofing though.

Integral 120GB drives (P Series/V Series/V Series v2 - good reliable drives) were so cheap when they were first released, circa £25.
120GB tend to be slightly slower than 240/250GB Drives.
Two years ago, yep. At this point in time, stick to buying a 240GB/250GB SSD.
The MX500 drive has built in encryption as standard, which helps in terms of resale.

It's resale is worth more. (Always use Crucial's free Storage Executive tool to sanitise/erase the drive before resale, otherwise don't sell it, i.e you're selling it as a result of a faulty laptop)

There is a potential £6 off £30, if you buy an Amazon gift voucher (and email it to yourself).

So £64.79 potentially from Amazon (if eligible for gift voucher, most aren't, but worth a try).

Just to add it might now be worth waiting till next week now - Jan 20th, Amazon usually give £10 off, due to winning the annual customer service awards. Thinking ahead.

(Assuming prices don't go up to compensate)
Edited by: "tightar5e" 13th Jan
5years warranty- Hope I don't need to use it
Original Poster
£10 off a £50 spend today using the code BIGTHANKS, so potentially £54.79.
Plus, another potential £5 off, by clearing your cookies and going via Vouchercodes (search for Amazon on VC). (You need to register a Vouchercode account), potentially £49.79 with all discounts. (£6+£10+£5)
tightar5e59 m ago

£10 off a £50 spend today using the code BIGTHANKS, so potentially £54.79. …£10 off a £50 spend today using the code BIGTHANKS, so potentially £54.79. Plus, another potential £5 off, by clearing your cookies and going via Vouchercodes (search for Amazon on VC). (You need to register a Vouchercode account), potentially £49.79 with all discounts. (£6+£10+£5)


Thankyou for this !!
Edited by: "crispyjr" 24th Jan
Happy to have used the £10 off on this, and possibly the VC £5 also. Great price.. thanks OP!
Original Poster
£5 off £50 Top up on Amazon + £6 Promotion for purchasing a £30 Gift voucher (you can send this to yourself by email), worth checking if eligible again.
(The £6 Promotional offer normally shows at the check out, the £5 off £50 shows on Amazon's Top-up Page

Just a reminder: Submitted my previous £5 Claim for £5 off a £50 spend on Amazon yesterday, via vouchercodes, if you claimed that offer, when it was available, it finished on the 25th Jan, receipts for those claims need to be uploaded by 01/02/2018. - will see if it pays.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 31st Jan
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