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[Amazon.ca] Crucial MX500 SDD (1TB/$145)

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I have this SSD. Failed after a year.
Rule No.1 here: Buy first, Think afterwards.
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rabbit wrote: The deal for the Crucial SSDs are 2.5", not M.2, so NVMe isn't in the mix.

MX500 comes in a cardboard clamshell box, sealed with a sticker, so either way, it is frustration free :) .
I completely forgot about adding the fact that this SSD is 2.5". Thank you for clarifying! I'll add it into the OP.
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Temporel wrote: Did you replace with "c a m e l c a m e l c a m e l" or "ccc"?

(no space; RFD blocks the name - childish)


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Thank you. I'm not sure why the website is blocked, but I assume it has something to do with legal issues (re: the other website (***) that's banned per RFD forum rules)
Temporel wrote: Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that.
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Hobotrader wrote: (...) Why do they block ccc?
M1k3yRFD wrote: Thank you. I'm not sure why the website is blocked, but I assume it has something to do with legal issues (...)

Probably because there are links on the "c a m e l c a m e l c a m e l" Website to go buy what you are watching. Those links don't give referral revenues to RFD.

RFD wants you to click on a link (inside the RFD website) that generates revenues for RFD.
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Temporel wrote: Probably because there are links on the "c a m e l c a m e l c a m e l" Website to go buy what you are watching. Those links don't give referral revenues to RFD.

RFD wants you to click on a link (inside the RFD website) that generates revenues for RFD.
I know this is probably an unpopular opinion, but the fact is that RFD needs ads/referral links to support the website. Domains aren't free and the website needs to be maintained. If you get a chance, use eBates but if you forget, personally, I don't have a problem giving a cut to the website that has saved me countless $ in the past.
Temporel wrote: Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that.
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M1k3yRFD wrote: I know this is probably an unpopular opinion, but the fact is that RFD needs ads/referral links to support the website. Domains aren't free and the website needs to be maintained. If you get a chance, use eBates but if you forget, personally, I don't have a problem giving a cut to the website that has saved me countless $ in the past.

The other side of that coin is that it is "petty" on RFD's part to behave this way. RFD must be a gold mine already considering the membership and notoriety since it has been bought a few months ago. Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that. Look at the number of views for each thread and remember that every time someone clicks, they get served ads. It's just greed to try to squeeze out every last penny out of it. It's just annoying for the users as the blockage can be easily defeated. RFD, a website about getting the best deals, is blocking other websites that help to... get the best deals. It's akin to censure.
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Temporel wrote: Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that.
I can't help but agree with that point.
Temporel wrote: The other side of that coin is that it is "petty" on RFD's part to behave this way. RFD must be a gold mine already considering the membership and notoriety since it has been bought a few months ago. Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that. Look at the number of views for each thread and remember that every time someone clicks, they get served ads. It's just greed to try to squeeze out every last penny out of it. It's just annoying for the users as the blockage can be easily defeated. RFD, a website about getting the best deals, is blocking other websites that help to... get the best deals. It's akin to censure.
You make a good point and I understand where you're coming from, but it could be argued that RFD's so-called "greed" is simply one of the numerous side effects of capitalism. On the other side of things, capitalism brings many benefits to the table; most of which don't relate to deals, but thinking about this rationally, capitalism and preserving customers is why price errors are often honoured; why McDonalds runs the free fries promotion; why Harvey's had their failed one day free burger deal and why this product (MX500) is on sale. Capitalism means that companies need to stay competitive; thus lower prices for all of us. It's also why companies exist. To make money. RFD isn't an exception, and if you're for maintaining this site as a full time job with no financial incentive whatsoever, I encourage you to talk to the administrator about working that out. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
Temporel wrote: Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that.
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bumping this - hey OP, looks like the price is now $145 for the 1TB - great price!! If you can update the thread title!


I'm holding out for the 2TB model - hoping it reaches $288 (or lower)!!!
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ji2o0k wrote: bumping this - hey OP, looks like the price is now $145 for the 1TB - great price!! If you can update the thread title!


I'm holding out for the 2TB model - hoping it reaches $288 (or lower)!!!
Thank you! Post has been updated. Unfortunately the 500GB has risen back to around $90.
Temporel wrote: Just think how addictive this site is, how many times a day you check RFD and for how many years you've been doing that.
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frugal69 wrote: Hey Moderator,

Duplicate thread - should be merged with the all inclusive thread:

amazon-ca-crucial-bx500s-38-43-54-66-99 ... s-2284836/

Cheers,
If mods feel it's appropriate...by all means but (personally) keeping another separate thread for a specific product makes things easier to see - the one you mentionned is a bit cluttered with all of the information. Just my two cents Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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frugal69 wrote: Hey Moderator, Duplicate thread - should be merged with the all inclusive thread (...)
Nope, BX500 and MX500 are two very different products.

By your logic, lets merge the threads about Toyota and Lexus. They are all about cars anyway, right?

Or let's have only one 'all inclusive" thread about SSDs... NOT!
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Temporel wrote: Nope, BX500 and MX500 are two very different products.

By your logic, lets merge the threads about Toyota and Lexus. They are all about cars anyway, right?

Or let's have only one 'all inclusive" thread about SSDs... NOT!
Both of them have mixed option of which one is better. Any idea which one has a better longevity and less failed rate?

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