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I know its about 2 years old tech but for 300 bucks should i grab this thing up? I was originally gonna get a 850 evo in preparation for windows 10 since my current HDD is only 500 gb and i have about 100gb left over, but for another 100 bucks i can get double the size.

What do you guys think about the crucial m500? Im not looking to break benchmark records or anything, reliability is higher on my priority list.
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2 year old tech is not that bad for SSDs. SSDs don't make the huge leaps in technology like CPUs and GPUs do. But we need to know the size because for $300 it should be no less than 500GB.
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Sorry its a 960gb drive. I believe it is based on 20nm tech. Its on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148696
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Sorry its a 960gb drive. I believe it is based on 20nm tech. Its on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148696

$300 for 1TB?

buy this NOW!!!!
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i know its a great price right lol. I Just didnt know what kind of advancements have been made since this drive given its at least 3-4 gens old (when looking at other crucial drives).
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I need a 500gb or 1tb drive there are going to be no HDD's living in my PC : )

Any other opinions on the m500? Reviews seem good but i just dont know how far behind the curve it is compared to todays drives.4
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I need a 500gb or 1tb drive there are going to be no HDD's living in my PC : )

Any other opinions on the m500? Reviews seem good but i just dont know how far behind the curve it is compared to todays drives.4

I actually looked at this a few months ago (it was $299 then). It LOOKS like a fantastic deal, and it is, BUT not as much as you think.

Here we have a 1TB 850 EVO. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E1T0B-AM/dp/B00OBRFFAS It's got 40 GB more (4.2%) and is about 15% "faster", yet costs only $350 (about 16.7%. more). I would say the 850 EVO 1TB at $350 IS a better buy if you're factoring in performance. However... a lot of people don't factor in performance with SSD's even if the gap between them is 15%. If your only concern is size and it not being extremely slow compared to the rest, then the 960GB Crucial M500 is the absolute best for the money AFAIK. But if speed is a factor at all, then the EVO 850 would be the better choice for price. thumb.gif

EDIT: It should be noted that my Amazon price watcher/recorder camelcamelcamel says the 1TB 850 EVO was going for $335 about a week ago, so if you want to get it but can wait I highly recommend getting that camelcamelcamel add on and setting a price watch, so you can be notified by email when the price drops to whatever you specify! Saves me money all the time! biggrin.gif
Edited by cookieboyeli - 5/21/15 at 9:38pm
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Sounds good. The factor really comes down to whether i can do a clean install of windows 10 when it comes out (made another thread on this, no one is sure). Good tip on the price watch thing, ill keep an eye on it : )
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Sounds good. The factor really comes down to whether i can do a clean install of windows 10 when it comes out (made another thread on this, no one is sure). Good tip on the price watch thing, ill keep an eye on it : )

If you already have Win 7 or 8 then 10 will be a free upgrade. So if you have any Windows discs, keep them.
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