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Crucial® - SSDs and RAM

They’re a cost effective way to improve system performance and deliver a faster, more seamless computer experience.

Crucial ® SSD and RAM are compatible with over 100,000 systems and deliver a faster, more seamless computer experience.
Expertise. Compatibility. Reliability. Commitment. Crucial.

Reasons to upgrade memory and storage

It’s a complicated decision, but the main reason organisations choose to upgrade rather than replace is due to cost effectiveness. Doubling a system’s memory often costs 75% less than buying a new system1. This makes upgrading more appealing to IT managers and guides their decision instead of replacing their devices.

When to upgrade your SSDs and RAM?

  • Computers are upgradeable; they’re either still using a hard drive and/or you can install more RAM in the machine
  • Your budget is limited and/or already earmarked for other projects and expenses
  • New technology is on the horizon, and you’ll be able to take advantage of it for less in the near future
  • Upgrading your SSDs and RAM helps to maintain the technology your employees are already comfortable using
  • Employees primarily store data on the business network, making it fast and easy to install SSDs
  • Your employees can have a quick, affordable fix to slow computers

Over 350 IT professionals were asked if they would rather upgrade or replace their devices, and more chose to upgrade systems instead of replace them2.


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SSDs can offer exceptionally quick performance because of their stripped-down design. This allows rapid performance, meaning that you won't have to wait around to access your files. Where standard hard drives can sometimes take a few seconds to get fully up to speed, SSD drives are raring to go immediately and also use relatively low amounts of power.

Crucial® MX500

Crucial® BX500

Crucial® P2

Crucial® P1 NVMe M.2

Capacity 500GB, 1TB 250GB, 500GB 120GB, 240GB 480GB, 1TB, 2TB 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Internal/External Internal Internal Internal Internal
Form Factor M.2 M.2 2.5 inch 2.5 inch, M.2
Sequential Read Speed Up to 2000MB/s Up to 2300MB/s Up to 540MB/s Up to 560MB/s
Sequential Write Speed Up to 1700MB/s Up to 1150MB/s Up to 500MB/s Up to 510MB/s

Crucial ® MX500 SSD

Every time you turn on your computer, you’re using your storage drive. It holds all your irreplaceable files and it loads and saves almost everything your system does. Upgrade with the Crucial® MX500 SSD, a drive built on quality, speed, and security that’s all backed by helpful service and support.

crucial encryption

Hardware-based encryption

Keep personal files and confidential data restricted from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption.

crucial power

Integrated Power Loss Immunity

Avoid unintended data loss when the power unexpectedly goes out. This built-in feature keeps all your saved work if your computer suddenly shuts down.

crucial data

Exclusive Data Defence

Prevent files from becoming corrupted and unusable with layers of error correction and adaptive read technology.

crucial nand

Redundant Array of Independent NAND

Protect your data at the component level with an SSD that automatically provides parity protection for your data. This high-end feature maintains the integrity of your data, especially for intense users.

Crucial 500GB MX500 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD

Crucial 500GB MX500 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD

£49.29 ex VAT
Crucial 250GB MX500 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD

Crucial 250GB MX500 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD

£41.09 ex VAT
Crucial 1TB MX500 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD

Crucial 1TB MX500 2.5" 7mm SATA 6Gb/s SSD

£82.16 ex VAT

Crucial® BX500 SSD

The easiest way to get all the speed of a new computer without the price. Ever wonder why your phone responds faster than your computer? It’s because your phone runs on flash memory. Add flash to your laptop or desktop computer with the Crucial® BX500 SSD.

crucial performance

Improve performance

Boot up faster. Load files quicker. Improve overall system responsiveness for all your computing needs.

crucial installation

Tools for easy installation

Crucial's simple instructions, cloning software, and how to videos make installation straightforward.

crucial support

Award-winning support

Crucial's expert support team has your questions covered. Reach out via phone, chat, email, or Crucial's forum.

crucial durability

3-year limited warranty1

Thousands of validation hours, dozens of qualification tests, and a heritage of award-winning SSDs with a 3-year limited warranty.

Crucial 240GB BX500 2.5" SATA 6GB/s SSD

Crucial 240GB BX500 2.5" SATA 6GB/s SSD

£20.32 ex VAT
Crucial 480GB BX500 2.5" SATA 6GB/s SSD

Crucial 480GB BX500 2.5" SATA 6GB/s SSD

£51.70 ex VAT

Crucial ® P5 SSD

The Crucial® P5 SSD delivers impressive speed and fierce data protection with sequential reads up to 3400MB/s. Whether you’re at your desk or in the studio, the P5 delivers the quality and superior support. Engineered with NVMe™ technology, the Crucial P5 SSD is backed by world-class Micron engineering and innovation.

  • Pushes the limits of Gen 3 at up to 3400MB/s sequential reads
  • Engineered for professionals who demand high performance
  • Built on our leading 3D NAND and controller technology
  • Rated at MTTF greater than 2 million hours for extended longevity and reliability
  • Full-drive encryption capable (OPAL 2.0)
  • Includes SSD management software for performance optimization, data security, and firmware updates
Crucial P5 250GB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

Crucial P5 250GB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

£40.74 ex VAT
Crucial P5 2TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

Crucial P5 2TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD

£251.61 ex VAT

Crucial® P2 SSD

With plenty of storage and performance accelerated by NVMe technology, the P2 has the speed and dependability every business needs to maximise productivity and optimise potential.

  • 2300MB/s sequential reads
  • 5-year limited warranty3
  • NVMe PCIe ® interface, marking the next step in storage innovation
  • Includes SSD management software for performance optimization, data security, and firmware updates
Crucial P2 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD

Crucial P2 500GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD

£46.10 ex VAT
Crucial P2 250GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD

Crucial P2 250GB PCIe M.2 2280 SSD

£32.86 ex VAT

Crucial® P1 NVMe M.2 SSD

Accelerate performance with the latest NVMe™ PCIe® technology. The P1 is designed to be the only storage upgrade you need — storage, speed, and dependability. Accelerate everything.

crucial 5 year warrenty

5-year limited warranty3

Crucial® back their heritage of award-winning SSDs with thousands of validation hours, dozens of qualification tests, and a 5-year limited warranty.

crucial vital performance

Vital performance

NVMe PCIe ® technology delivers sequential read/write speeds up to 2000/1700MB/s so you can work faster than ever before.

crucial lasting value

Lasting value

The Crucial® P1 SSD is designed to be the only storage upgrade you’ll need with an affordable blend of performance and capacity.

crucial room to spare

Room to spare

Securely load and store up to 2TB of important files on Micron® NAND in a tiny M.2 form factor.


Designed to help your system run faster and smoother, Crucial® Memory is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve your system’s performance. Load programs faster, increase responsiveness, run data-intensive applications with ease, and increase your multitasking capabilities.

Laptop RAM

crucial 5 year warrenty

Make everything on your computer faster

crucial vital performance

Multitask with ease

crucial lasting value

Easy to install

crucial room to spare

Maximise the value of your system

Desktop RAM

  • Make everything on your computer faster
  • Multitask with ease
  • Install with ease – no computer skills required
  • Maximize the value of your system
  • A higher level of reliability.

Things you need to know

  1. According to IDC data, the most-shipped Acer®, Dell®, HP®, and Lenovo® laptops and desktops from 2013-2015 had a list price of $400-600. Within this range, many systems shipped with 4GB of DDR3 memory, and as of 1 August 2016, doubling the amount of memory cost $37.99 on the Crucial manufacturer website (8GB kit of Crucial® DDR3 memory, part number CT2KIT51264BF160B) and a 275GB Crucial® MX300 SSD (part number CT275MX300SSD1) cost $69.99. Together, these parts cost $107.98 (without taxes) and are more than four times less than $500, the mean of the IDC data range for most-shipped desktops and laptops of the aforementioned brands. All prices subject to change and based on current exchange rates. Claim is for illustrative purposes only.
  2. Data from March 2016 survey of 353 IT decision-makers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and France, with respondents split evenly by region. Survey conducted by Spiceworks.
  3. Warranty valid for five years from the original date of purchase or before writing the maximum total bytes written (TBW) as published in the product datasheet and as measured in the product’s SMART data, whichever comes first.

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