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Competition: Win a Crucial P1 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD to give your PC a boost!

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It’s pretty simple. Adding an SSD to your desktop or laptop is the simplest and most effective way to breathe life into an older machine, or dramatically speed up even a newer. Because they don’t rely on platters and all of that physical movement, solid-state drives are unfathomably faster than regular old hard drives. And, when they’re NVMe drives, they’re even faster, as they’re not hindered by the slower SATA bus.

Thanks to the fine folks at Crucial, we’ve got one of their 500GB P1 NVMe M.2 SSD’s to give away. It’s worth about R1400.

Says Crucial:

“Whether you are trying to get in the game faster or store all your precious memories, the Crucial P1 SSD delivers. Capacities start at 500GB and scale to 1TB. 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.”

Of course, you’ll need to have a laptop or desktop that supports M.2 drives. Whether you use it as a system drive or just as storage to speed up your games, it’ll make a monumental difference to your general computing experience. Heck, even if you don’t have a PC you could use it in an external M.2 enclosure to give your PS4 or Xbox One a boost. Want to win it? Yeah, of course you do.

How do you win it? Well, just fill in this here form. You’re allowed one entry per unique email address and must reside within South Africa to be eligible. Also, commenting on this post will net you a bonus entry; just tell us why you want the drive. The competition will run until 2 February 2020, with the winner announced on the site on Monday 3 February 2020.

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Good luck–and thanks once again to Crucial for supplying the prize.

Last Updated: January 15, 2020

65 Comments

  1. Cathal

    January 15, 2020 at 14:17

    My poor Crucial 256GB SSD feels lonely.

    Reply

  2. David - John Milne

    January 15, 2020 at 14:17

    Winning this SSD would give me an excuse to buy a compatible Motherboard (and upgrade my PC)

    Reply

  3. PoisonedBelial

    January 15, 2020 at 14:17

    I’d love to put that in my desktop, purely because my mechanical hdd for games just isn’t cutting it anymore 🙁

    Reply

  4. Yozzie

    January 15, 2020 at 14:18

    Oh yea. That reminds me… *goes off to order another M.2 SSD*

    Flippen COD and it’s 150GB+ bullcrap.

    Reply

  5. Frederik Mundey

    January 15, 2020 at 14:18

    I thought a 250GB Sata SSD would be enough when I built a new PC in 2018, but then I got Red Dead Redemption 2. Currently I only have RDR2 and Anno 1800 on my SSD. So getting a bigger and FASTER SSD would be amazing.

    Reply

  6. Raptor Rants

    January 15, 2020 at 14:18

    *enters competition*

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  7. Admiral Chief

    January 15, 2020 at 14:18

    Wait….what….CH actually doing a tech give-away????

    Reply

  8. Admiral Chief

    January 15, 2020 at 14:26

    My reason for entering?

    The competition will run until 2 February 2020, with the winner announced on the site on Monday 3 February 2020

    My birthday is 1st of Feb, so this will make a glorious gift

    Reply

    • HvR

      January 16, 2020 at 09:37

      Well my birthday is next week AND this is my 10th year oozing my valuable knowledge and intellect unto the Lagz/CH comment section.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 16, 2020 at 10:14

        Hehehe, also my 10th year here…

        Reply

  9. Admiral Chief

    January 15, 2020 at 14:26

    My reason for entering?

    The competition will run until 2 February 2020, with the winner announced on the site on Monday 3 February 2020

    My birthday is 1st of Feb, so this will make a glorious gift

    Reply

  10. Tarryn Smith

    January 15, 2020 at 14:34

    Awesome

    Reply

  11. Septicspleen

    January 15, 2020 at 14:34

    Cause running games / pc on my old af drive is just no fun any more ;(

    Reply

  12. Bob

    January 15, 2020 at 15:07

    SPEED

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  13. Muhammad Ahmed Nana

    January 15, 2020 at 15:48

    ooooh…. I’ve been looking to upgrade my SATA SSD to an NVMe one.

    Reply

  14. CrAiGiSh

    January 15, 2020 at 16:13

  15. HvR

    January 15, 2020 at 16:36

    I entered because I know that Geoff wants to make me happy and a 512GB NVMe will make me happy.

    Also can not fit anymore SSDs in the current case.

    Reply

  16. Metal_Masher

    January 15, 2020 at 16:44

    I have this 1tb version of this NVMe drive in my gaming laptop which I cloned my previous 1tb hdd to it and loading of various apps/games is so much better and the hdd was replaced with a 1tb patriot ssd to add additional storage capacity to my laptop while ensuring fast loading time for any apps/games installed to it. I would recommend this NVMe as a budget device for those that are a bit cash strapped but wanting fast drive for there pc this device will serve your needs.

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  17. Will

    January 15, 2020 at 17:23

    Guys, please stop entering. I can’t win if you all enter too.

    Reply

  18. HvR

    January 15, 2020 at 17:56

    Where the f…. did all these people come from?????

    Reply

  19. Rudi

    January 15, 2020 at 18:49

    I’m a single part away from my new man cave PC, the CPU (coming next month). Already have a WD Black SN750 500gig M.2 SSD, and a second one would be amazing! Good luck y’all!

    Reply

  20. Gerlu De Bruin

    January 15, 2020 at 18:57

    Would love to win this SSD to increase my storage capacity 😀

    Reply

  21. Kieran Luke Druzynski

    January 15, 2020 at 14:34

    Sweet deal!!!!

    Reply

  22. G8crasha

    January 15, 2020 at 14:59

    Wish it was a 1TB, but hey, something is better than nothing I guess. You only have to run your OS on it I suppose! I’ll keep my 1TB SSD for my games.

    P.S. Bonus entry: I need to be able to minimise and maximise my web browser quickly when someone walks into the room for obvious reasons. Do you know how much RAM you use when you have tons of Incognito browser tabs open. My swap file gets plenty of use, and my swap file would sit on this drive!

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 15, 2020 at 15:14

      o_O

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    • HvR

      January 15, 2020 at 16:28

      “shwaffle file”

      Reply

  23. Son of Banana Jim

    January 15, 2020 at 21:30

    Lol, who are all these people in the comment section? What’s going on here? Oh…!

    *inserts details, clicks submit*

    Reply

  24. Jarrod Lane

    January 15, 2020 at 18:41

    Lurker gotta enter. (Also need decent load times please!)

    Reply

  25. Rudi

    January 15, 2020 at 18:49

    I’m a single part away from my new man cave PC, the CPU (coming next month). Already have a WD Black SN750 500gig M.2 SSD, and a second one would be amazing! Good luck y’all!

    Reply

  26. Josh 'Nobodyyyyyyyツ' Bott

    January 15, 2020 at 19:04

    My brother just got a new PC (2nd hand) with a 500GB HDD, would be an amazing upgrade to his system giving him the fast load times I get ( He notices whenever i use my 😛 )

    Reply

  27. Ruth Jo-anne Burns

    January 16, 2020 at 00:30

    I’m a streamer branching into content creation this would be a life saver

    Reply

  28. RK

    January 15, 2020 at 21:01

    why???????? because cod mw!

    Reply

  29. Dresden

    January 15, 2020 at 22:28

    I need the space so badly! My fossil 512gb harddrive just isn’t cutting it anymore.

    Reply

  30. Stevoz

    January 16, 2020 at 07:30

    Laptop hdd busy failing, so being able to replace with ssd will be awesome!

    Reply

  31. Werner Deetlefs

    January 16, 2020 at 07:55

    Yes… give it to ME!

    Reply

  32. Thys vN

    January 16, 2020 at 09:42

  33. Denise Simons

    January 16, 2020 at 13:35

    No need to worry about space anymore for anything! Commons let the winning begin……

    Reply

  34. Jarryd Junkin

    January 16, 2020 at 14:43

    Well you can never get enough space when you xo video work ?.

    Reply

  35. Stormac3

    January 16, 2020 at 21:54

    Would make an epic late Christmas gift, I mean I never even got a card.. *sniff*

    Reply

  36. Aj ATi Morkel

    January 18, 2020 at 15:31

    I have the need for speed. YES YES YES !!!

    Reply

  37. Thabz

    January 21, 2020 at 16:26

    Breathing heavily… I’ll finally be able to open my CAD without the dreaded fatal error

    Reply

  38. Tbone187

    January 22, 2020 at 09:42

    Not sure if it’ll work on my Laptop but worth a shot! I could use some Ram to go with it. It’s an old i7.

    Reply

  39. Tbone187

    January 22, 2020 at 09:42

    Not sure if it’ll work on my Laptop but worth a shot! I could use some Ram to go with it. It’s an old i7.

    Reply

  40. KitKat

    January 25, 2020 at 11:32

    😀 i’m literally at 40gb left of space and each day i get closer to a panic attack waiting for my computer to die 😀

    Reply

  41. Roger Justin Krishnan

    January 26, 2020 at 21:03

    It’s been my goal to get a new PC for a couple of years now, the funds just haven’t availed themselves yet… This would be ideal to stick into said “new machine”, this would be great for the video creation and editing I have been thinking of getting into and even some gaming!!! #FIngersCrossed

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  42. Mario Mumba

    January 28, 2020 at 11:48

    I bought an asus tuf gaming laptop which only has a 7200rpm 1tb hdd, it has an M.2 slot but not ssd?, what is a gaming laptop without a super fast ssd like the Crucial 500GB P1 NVMe M.2 SSD to load my windows 10 and my games faster.

    Reply

  43. oldhat

    February 3, 2020 at 23:53

    Who won???

    Reply

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