Crucial MX500, 2.5" SSD, 500GB

Bought a Crucial MX500, 2.5" SSD, 500GB today with the intention of loading it into my laptop or PC later. I've run a few simple tests and it looks like I have 465 GB of logical primary storage space. Should also be a decent boot drive if i build an AMD rig back in Australia.

It edges out slightly cheaper at HKD$426, than the Samsung 860 EVO at HKD$510, which i had been comparing it to. Reviews are good too across the board.

Buying it in Hong Kong makes it about A$30 cheaper than Australia. However if anything goes wrong with the product, there are usually no refunds in Hong Kong. Generally we get better statutory rights and manufacturer's warranty in Australia. It's not exactly the best comparison but i need an additional drive whilst I'm here in Hong Kong as my existing 500 GB SSD isn't enough to store everything till I return to Australia.

I bought it from a vendor called Leader Peripherial, which had several outlets at Golden Computer Mall; G/F Shops 1, 10 and 33; Fuk Wa Street, Shum Sui Po, Kowloon.

I nearly bought it at a big store, but then i noticed two older ladies sitting in a corner shop and had the same item for about HKD$15 less than the competition! I honestly hate shopping in Hong Kong. It's too easy to keep finding better deals and feeling buyer's remorse.

I should remind myself to buy an enclosure for this SSD too.





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