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Reviewed in Australia on 16 November 2020
Keep in mind this review is based on a fresh install of Windows 10 onto new SSD.
The other method is to use a USB -> SATA adapter and use the Crucial software to clone your previous HDD with Windows already on it.

Before starting made sure all my files from the old HDD were backed up.
Removing the power cable from the back of the PC, and then opening the computer and removing the HDD then putting the SSD was quite a straight forward and easy process.
Booted from USB stick with Windows 10 installation media I had prepared earlier and just followed the setup.
Installing Windows itself was much quicker than I remember.

After it was all done compared to the old HDD there is definitely a big improvement in the speed of booting and of installing Windows updates, software, copying files etc.

I decided to go with the Crucial MX500 500GB since it was slightly cheaper than the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB.
In terms of warranty, the MX500 is rated at 5 years/180TBW, and the Samsung 5 years/300TBW.
I looked it up and for my use case I am definitely going to reach 5 years before 180TBW and the warranty will be over, so I just went with the Crucial MX500.
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