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[Memory Express] Western Digital Blue Series 3D NAND SATA III 2.5in Solid State Drive, 500GB for $69.99 ($30 off)

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[Memory Express] Western Digital Blue Series 3D NAND SATA III 2.5in Solid State Drive, 500GB for $69.99 ($30 off)

Currently, on sale until January 17th.

Has a DRAM controller and 5-year warranty.

On sale at other retailers too..... but Bezos has way too much money already IMO
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Shipping kills it, not to mention MX500 and 860evo is same price on sale not too long ago WITH free shipping from amazon
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danascully wrote: Shipping kills it, not to mention MX500 and 860evo is same price on sale not too long ago WITH free shipping from amazon
I did mention you can buy it at the same price from Bezos.

Plus you can support a more local vendor and drive to the ME in Vancouver. Like I said, Bezos has enough money.
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Chuck Garabedian wrote: I did mention you can buy it at the same price from Bezos.

Plus you can support a more local vendor and drive to the ME in Vancouver. Like I said, Bezos has enough money.
Not possible for most
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stephroll wrote: Not possible for most
Then get it from Bezos for the same price and further support the oligarchy. Not sure what else to say.
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stephroll wrote: Not possible for most
Possible for the guy he was replying to though.
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I’m all for supporting Canadian companies, but the Crucial MX500 500GB at $69.99 is a better deal. Wait for it to come back at that price. Might be an Amazon only price though lol
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Still waiting for 2TB to hit sub $200 ($199.99)
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Thanks OP, ordered one with free shipping from Newegg.ca.
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good to know.
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Better to wait for Samsung 860 EVO 500GB for $74.99 - was at this price for about a month - Pre-boxing day to after boxing day ...
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shayne85 wrote: I’m all for supporting Canadian companies, but the Crucial MX500 500GB at $69.99 is a better deal. Wait for it to come back at that price. Might be an Amazon only price though lol
Correction: the Crucial MX500 500GB at $69.99 was a better deal.

Could be a long wait though. That was an all time low price. And it was available for only a couple of hours.
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FunnyGamer wrote: Correction: the Crucial MX500 500GB at $69.99 was a better deal.

Could be a long wait though. That was an all time low price. And it was available for only a couple of hours.
I bought it for $73.99 on Oct. 30, 2020 - it’ll be back down in price soon. $4 is more is worth it over the WD Blue. WD Black, which I believe is only M.2 NVMe SSD is def up there with the players.
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For those recommending MX500, there has been a known write amplification issue with its firmware that apparently hasn't been resolved to this day.

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads ... n.3571220/
https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/ ... _8999_and/

This drive is usually the competitor to the MX500, but since this one doesn't have that issue, it's probably the better buy. Although I'm not sure buying a 500gb sata is worth it these days. cost/gb is more than getting a 1tb unless its mainly for a boot drive in which case i think you can find even cheaper deals at 250gb
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I have never seen it at the supposedly regular price of 99...paid 74.99 maybe 2 months ago and it was pretty much the regular price
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Interesting I’m reading those threads, why isn’t this issue more prominent when you Google the drive and why hasn’t Crucial fixed it.
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When the 860evo on sale last week, I did drive to our local memory express to pick it up!
support local, not that evil Bezos
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shayne85 wrote: Interesting I’m reading those threads, why isn’t this issue more prominent when you Google the drive and why hasn’t Crucial fixed it.
I also read a lot about the issue. It seems to have to do with some specific usage patterns: when MX500 is being used 24/7 with mostly reads and very little writes. For me (also bought a 1tb MX500 recently, now debating if I should return it), I write a lot to my SSD every week via program compilation/linking, I hope that would not be a problem.

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