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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD $79.99 + Free shipping

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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD $79.99 + Free shipping

From the previous thread about this deal (by @Temporel):

This SSD has DRAM and a 5 year warranty.

Another advantage of the MX500 series is the Integrated Power Loss Immunity that preserves your data if the power unexpectedly gets cut.

From this reddit thread:

"They have [large capacitors] on board, and in the NAND chips themselves, so that the SSD has time to detect that voltage to it is falling, write whatever it is in the middle of writing, and shut down, with no corruption resulting. Whereas, other SSDs (and HDDs) will do who-knows-what, and then try to roll their state back by some amount of seconds, instead. They all try to prevent the worst problems, but many of them just up and stop doing anything, then pick up the pieces on the next startup, rolling back to previous state."

Previous RFD thread from two weeks ago.
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Just hope they don't ship it in an envelope and it comes in pieces. Gotten so many packages from Amazon over the past few months that have arrived like that. And I won't even bring up Prime and their slow shipping.
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Excellent SSD at an excellent price. Definitely a buy if you're in the market right now and can't wait for the BF/CM sales in November.
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hagbard wrote: And I won't even bring up Prime and their slow shipping.
Where do you live?
I'm in Cornwall, Ontario and if I order that drive now, at 6:40pm it gets delivered the next day.
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Thanks. Ordered one.

For the person concerned about packaging looks like you can select "frustration free" packaging or standard Amazon packaging.

I also have it set for prime delivery, tomorrow . I am in GTA.
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I paid 85.99+tax for this in Nov 2018... I feel like better deals are right around the corner... But aren't they always. Not a bad buy.
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Jep4444 wrote: There is nothing wrong or special about the Barracuda but given the great track record of the MX500, I find it easier to recommend it over the Seagate.
Got it thanks! Its just that at staples you can get barracuda 79 - 10. That is why I got curious
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Is this the MLC drive? Or is that the BX?
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simonasimona wrote: Got it thanks! Its just that at staples you can get barracuda 79 - 10. That is why I got curious
There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with it, well reviewed, high end components. I doubt you'll notice much of a difference. I just can't vouch that it'll be as reliable as an MX500 but SSD failure is pretty rare as is.
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Raident wrote: Is this the MLC drive? Or is that the BX?
None of them are MLC. This isn't something I'd worry about though. This is a better drive than the BX500.
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At this price point, which one would be a better option for Macbook Pro? This SSD or NVME?

I am about to replace the hard drive in my 2015 Macbook pro. Hoping some tech savvy person could help me out!
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hagbard wrote: Just hope they don't ship it in an envelope and it comes in pieces. Gotten so many packages from Amazon over the past few months that have arrived like that. And I won't even bring up Prime and their slow shipping.
You must live in the middle of nowhere

Also. You brought up prime and slow shipping :(

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