A 960GB SSD for under £80! Crucial's BX500 is the deal!

Almost 1TB of storage for £80. That's a cracking deal!

Crucial's 2TB BX500 SSD is currently under £160 at Amazon UK

A 960GB SSD for under £80! Crucial's BX500 is the deal!

SSD prices are starting to rise once again, owing thanks to increased demand and the inability of manufacturers to raise their manufacturing capacity at a fast enough rate. 

These factors may make now the time to invest in a new SSD, and Crucial's 960GB BX500 is coming in with an excellent price of £78.73 at Amazon UK. Seeing as Crucial's newer 1TB model is already over £115, it is easy to see why now may be the time to invest in some affordable solid-state storage. 

With both next-generation consoles utilising SSD storage, the world's supply of NAND will likely be placed under increased strain as 2020 marches on. This factor, alongside increased competition within the notebook market, will have a negative impact on NAND pricing (increased prices), at least from a consumer's perspective. NAND producers will be happy with this change, but consumers will not. Consumers want SSDs to become more affordable, but market forces will likely push things in the opposite direction. 

While NVMe SSDs are popular on the high-end, but when it comes to price/capacity, SATA is often king. Beyond that, most PCs have a limited number of M.2 slots, limiting the number of NVMe SSDs that can be connected at once. This means that most systems could still benefit from a fast SATA drive, either as an affordable boot drive or as a secondary storage medium.

With modern AAA games taking up over 100GB of storage, it is easy to see why large 1TB and 2TB SSDs are in high demand, especially when the next generation of games consoles calls for SSD-grade storage. HDDs may be considered slow today, but soon they may not even be regarded as viable for gaming.

- Crucial BX500 960GB - £78.73

Crucial's 2TB BX500 SSD is currently under £160 at Amazon UK

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