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Might be of Interest to some peeps  ;)

Good price for 1TB SSD from Crucial for 140 quid, possibly limited Stock and Time Scales.

Spec: 560 MB/s Read, 510 MB/s Write, 5 Year Limited Warranty, Comes with ACRONIS TRUE IMAGE™ For Crucial Cloning Software

https://www.box.co.uk/Crucial-MX500-1TB-2.5-SSD-SATA-6Gbs_2289802.html

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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #1 on: 11 October 2018, 21:12:51 »

Good spot, good value, but not quite the saving they claim, as Crucial MX 1Tb have been under £200 for a while.

At £140 I'd consider having one if it was another brand :)
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #2 on: 12 October 2018, 14:59:10 »

Good spot as £35 cheaper than the Samsung ones and I have ordered up 2 of them.
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #3 on: 12 October 2018, 18:37:42 »

Just sent my crucial back, lasted just over 2 months.

Replaced it with a Samsung.
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2018, 22:44:51 »

Just sent my crucial back, lasted just over 2 months.

Replaced it with a Samsung.
They giving you a full refund, or partial (which is why I won't buy Crucial SSDs now)?
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #5 on: 13 October 2018, 09:07:06 »

Just sent my crucial back, lasted just over 2 months.

Replaced it with a Samsung.
They giving you a full refund, or partial (which is why I won't buy Crucial SSDs now)?

Replacement :(

I shall use it in my old Toshiba.

The Samsung appears slightly slower than the crucial.

I don't know what the Crucial drive did to my Dell, but I had a hell of a job reloading Windows onto the new drive.

It took several attempts, nearly gave up, lost about a day and a half rebuilding.

Everything is running fine now though.
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #6 on: 13 October 2018, 20:20:12 »

The drive wouldn’t do “anything” to get he laptop, but if using EFI boot, you might have to reset that
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« Reply #7 on: 14 October 2018, 08:08:26 »

The drive wouldn’t do “anything” to get he laptop, but if using EFI boot, you might have to reset that

Fitted the new Samsung drive.

Couldn't get it to boot up off a Win 10 USB.

Inserted a recovery USB, took ages to boot up, but installed it.

As I wanted to do a clean install, inserted the Win 10 USB, again took ages to boot up, deleted all the partitions and did a clean install.

Then did all the Win 10 updates - ran for 8 hours and failed to install update 1803.

Tried again the following day, and it installed 1803 (took 2 hours).

Just to add, I was plugged into the Ethernet, not wifi.
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #8 on: 14 October 2018, 11:51:42 »

Firstly, for a clean install, you should not be attempting *anything* other than 1803 at this time.

Secondly, as stated, a failed/failing drive can not impact performance once replaced and (if reqd) configured.  Namely because it can't maintain a telepathic link from afar.

Thirdly, any out of sync update can fail. In sync updates can also fail if it follows an out of sync update without a reboot.  Windows does this to try to stop people destroying it by doing daft things ;)
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« Reply #9 on: 14 October 2018, 13:45:34 »

Firstly, for a clean install, you should not be attempting *anything* other than 1803 at this time.

Secondly, as stated, a failed/failing drive can not impact performance once replaced and (if reqd) configured.  Namely because it can't maintain a telepathic link from afar.

Thirdly, any out of sync update can fail. In sync updates can also fail if it follows an out of sync update without a reboot.  Windows does this to try to stop people destroying it by doing daft things ;)

Ah right, doesn't explain why it had difficulty booting though.
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« Reply #10 on: 14 October 2018, 14:14:20 »

Ah right, doesn't explain why it had difficulty booting though.
Off the USB? It will make no difference*.  If off the SSD, and you are using EFI booting, you'd possibly have to reset the EFI boot order unless the partition layout and EFI boot file wasn't identical.


*to when you last booted off USB...  ...assuming no EFI changes such as SecureBoot since then.
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« Reply #11 on: 14 October 2018, 14:22:33 »

Ah right, doesn't explain why it had difficulty booting though.
Off the USB? It will make no difference*.  If off the SSD, and you are using EFI booting, you'd possibly have to reset the EFI boot order unless the partition layout and EFI boot file wasn't identical.


*to when you last booted off USB...  ...assuming no EFI changes such as SecureBoot since then.

No change made to EFI,  I've only ever rebuilt off USB, had no problems until the Crucial drive failed.
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #12 on: 15 October 2018, 02:37:25 »

Good spot, good value, but not quite the saving they claim, as Crucial MX 1Tb have been under £200 for a while.

At £140 I'd consider having one if it was another brand :)

Ok, well if you dont trust Crucial and want a slightly cheaper make there is always this for £118 for 960gb -

and its 3D NAND for the money.  ;)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADATA-ASU650SS-960GT-C-960GB-Ultimate-Spacer/dp/B07D9WW9WS/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1539566389&sr=1-1&keywords=ADATA+ASU650SS-960GT-C+960GB+Ultimate+SU650+SSD+2.5+SATA3+7mm+%282.5mm+Spacer%29+3D+NAND+520%2F450+MB%2Fs+75K+IOPS+-+%28Components+%3E+SSD+Solid+State+Drive%29

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« Reply #13 on: 15 October 2018, 11:02:45 »

I'm in the market for some 1TB (or 960Gb ;D) SSDs, but I'm more of an upmarket man, due to the spanking they will get.  They will end up in servers ;D, and I'm far too tight to pay for enterprise class SSDs (about £8k for 800Gb).

Currently, the SSDs in the servers are 2 x 960Gb SANdisk Ultra II's per server, alongside the 8 x 1.2Tb SAS drives per server.  These SSDs have had 3 or 4 years of being thrashed and have not missed a beat :y
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Re: Crucial 1 TB 2.5" SSD SATA 6GB/S MX500, was £259.99 now £140.62
« Reply #14 on: 15 October 2018, 16:14:39 »

I'm in the market for some 1TB (or 960Gb ;D) SSDs, but I'm more of an upmarket man, due to the spanking they will get.  They will end up in servers ;D, and I'm far too tight to pay for enterprise class SSDs (about £8k for 800Gb).

Currently, the SSDs in the servers are 2 x 960Gb SANdisk Ultra II's per server, alongside the 8 x 1.2Tb SAS drives per server.  These SSDs have had 3 or 4 years of being thrashed and have not missed a beat :y
My first 2 SSD's I ever owned were SanDisk Ultra II's, both were 480gb, bought on separate occasions from different sources, and they wernt cheap at the time either, both are now screwed, first one just gave up the ghost one day, never to be seen since, dead as a Do Do, Second one kept Freezing before giving up, occasionally it shows up with a Partition Tool, but as soon as you try and do anything with it, Partition, Format etc, just disappears again, till next time. Other one was a 500gb WD which lasted about a year before dying  >:(

Only others Ive had since are a 500gb Kingston Memory which is still going strong, and a Samsumg 256gb in a M2 Slot, both still good, no issues, Oh, and them Cheapo Light Weights, Integral 25 Quid Jobbies, there surprisingly still going.  :)

Im just trying to think with the collection of Real Sata HDs Ive got, dont think Ive ever had one fail yet, some make some wonderful noises when spinning but there all still working, maybe theres life in the Old Vinyls yet.  ;D :-\



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