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marc_collin
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Crucial M500

hi

 

crucial m500 1024gig  supposed to go out for 600$ 

 

any price for other size?

 

1024gig    600$

 

maybe same ratio?

 

512gig 300$

256gig 150$

125 gig 75$

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alex486
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to marc_collin

There is no 1024GB

The sizes are going to be 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB.

http://www.crucial.com/company/media/releases/pressrelease.aspx?id=D24A603AEFA2B68E

 

If we look at some other vendors SSDs we can see that as we go down from 480GB to 240GB it is sometimes half the price, but 120GB always seems to cost more than half the price of the 240GB.

 

So it would not be a surprise to see:

960GB just under $600

480GB just under $300

240GB maybe $160

120GB maybe $99

 

We will find out soon.

 

The real interesting thing to me, is will they keep the M4 as the new budget model and get rid of the V4 ssd?

The V4 appears to be causing a lot of problems for users and I would never recommend one.

 

Or will they stop production of the M4 and sell just the M500 and the V4 models?

I don't think Crucial will want to be producing and selling all three at the same time.

 

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Holt
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to alex486

 I expecte that e the m4 will not be contiunued, as the 20nm will be cheaper to produce than the 25nm used in the m4. The only way to build a good budget SSD is with cheaper bus relayable NAND and a good controller. Using a **bleep** controller can only result in a **bleep** SSD. Wasn't Micron working on TLC NAND too? That paired with a Marvell would be the perfect Budget SSD, even if the NAND would only last 500 or 1000 cycles. Using a SSD 5 years even 500 cycles would allow to write the whole capacity every 4 days. As the 60/64GB class is going to die out now, this would be 30GB per day. Onyl verry few user will really need more und they can still buy the M500.

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alex486
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Re: Crucial M500

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Yes, I agree that if Crucial make a new budget drive, then Marvel controller like the M4 plus 20nm NAND would good make sense.

 

Interesting to check back after 2 months. Prices for the M4 dropping so that on Amazon we sometimes see new M4 128GB under USD $120 and 256GB under USD $180.

 

Crucial V4 seems to have been discontinued:

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/V4-Discontinued/m-p/124288

 

Plus some resellers appear to be offering the M500 for sale now...

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Crucial-M500-solid-state-drive-960-GB-SATA-600/2985162.aspx

http://www.misco.co.uk/Product/199432/Crucial-M500-480GB-2-5inch-Solid-State-Drive

 

I wonder when they expect to get stock in order to service those orders?

 

 

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alex486
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to alex486

> I wonder when they expect to get stock in order to service those orders

I'll answer my own question.
Here they are saying: Shipments begin first week of April, 2013.

http://www.upgradeable.com.au/parts/UCA1639.html

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targetbsp
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to alex486

alex486 wrote:

> I wonder when they expect to get stock in order to service those orders

I'll answer my own question.
Here they are saying: Shipments begin first week of April, 2013.


Nice! Look forward to seeing some benchmarks of that.

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Holt
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to targetbsp

Me too! As far as we know by now from what has been publised by Micron it does not look like a much fast drive then the m4. But how knows, maybe it´s able to read 4k at 50MB/s and rocks all benchmarks :smileyvery-happy:

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targetbsp
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Re: Crucial M500

I thought the specs looked pretty amazing.  It has twice the 4k read IOPS of the M4 and the write performance is awesome if you can afford the large models.  And a hefty chunk of overprovision should hopefully see it maintain those speeds.

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felix
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to targetbsp

Is it correct thet 5th of April is the Official release Date ?

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felix
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Re: Crucial M500

in reply to felix

Went over at crucial shop to see if M500 is listed, categories names have changed to include also M500's capacities, and some search results are not shown (i guess these are the M500 drives), so it seems that the time is near....