[rescue] Crucial M500 240GB SSD is $90 at Amazon and NewEgg

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 18:18:12 CST 2014

Crucial no longer sells the M300 series SSD.  The Crucial M500 series SSD
appears to be a different model.  The Crucial M500 has a 4.5 out of 5
rating on Amazon with over 1800 reviews.  Amazon doesn't carry the M300
series but there is a M550 series.

When I asked about the Crucial and the Intel, the M500 was endorsed by the
Geeks List.

I'm replacing a 7200RPM, 500GB drive with the Crucial M500.  It will be in
a laptop that is running Windows 10 Technical Review.  (I purchased a new
Dell laptop and found that my 9mm Segate HDD was taller than Dell's 7mm
WD.  Since that time, a family friend destroyed her laptop and wants this
one with Windows 8.1,  I'm going to move the test of Win10TP to an older
Dell N5050 laptop that I picked up from Craigslist.)  Afterwards all that,
I expect to put a Linux distro (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) on it.

On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 06:22:32PM -0500, hike wrote:
> > A while back, I asked about SSDs.  Someone mentioned that Amazon had a
> sale
> > on the Crucial M500 240GB SSD.  I forget the price but now both Amazon
> and
> > NewEgg have this model for $89.99.
> I assume that's before sales tax, in which case it would seem to be the
> going
> price anyway, since it's routinely knocked-down to #69.99 on Amazon UK:
> http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Crucial-CT240M500SSD1-240GB-Internal-Solid/product/B00BQ8RM1A
> #69.99 includes 20% VAT, giving a base price of #58.32 or $91.30.
> Alternatively, the current price of #77.99 is #64.99 ex VAT or $101.75.
> This is likely a temporary price rise so they can be knocked back down to a
> "bargain" #69.99 in next week's sales.
> > Since someone steered me into a sale, I thought someone else might be in
> the
> > market for an SSD at a good price.
> I am a tad wary of cheap Crucial SSDs after I ended up with a dodgy batch
> of
> (IIRC) M300s.  I had four 128GB units, all of which had atrocious write
> performance of about 30MB/s, and two of which failed within a week.  I
> RMAed
> them and never did receive replacements, but it's not as if I was ever
> likely
> to put them back into production anyway.
> If I were in the market for another SSD, I'd be getting a Samsung drive
> which
> has a better balance of reputation, performance and price.  The 256GB 840
> is currently #91.50 on Amazon UK.
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