Win a Crucial 480GB SSD or 500GB M.2 SSD easily

A Solid State Drive (SSD) is on everyone’s wish list for the simple reason that it is VERY FAST, uses less CPU power than a standard disc driven hard drive, uses less electricity and is super silent.

Now you can win a Crucial BX500 2.5″ 480GB SSD or a Crucial MX500 M.2 2280DS 500GB SSD (valued at R1 499) simply by spending R250 or more at Essential IT Solutions in-store or online.

Our shop address: 89 George Street, Strand, 7140, South Africa. We are open until 17h00 every weekday and until 12h45 on Saturdays. See more About us and/or whatsapp now on 081 395 8776.

The competition is open until 7 Feb 2020.

You’ll notice there are 2 types of SSDs mentioned as prize. The prize winner will have the option between the 2.5″ SSD or the M.2 SSD.

Please note the competition terms and conditions below.


We’ve explained the benefits of a SSD numerous times, including where we posted Speed it up with a SSD and Good Hard Drive Options. To recap –

1. SSD is 5 to 10 times faster than HDD.

2. SSD boot a computer or laptop up in 10 seconds, HDD boot-up time is 30 – 40 seconds.

3. SSD opens up files 30% faster than HDD.

4. SSD uses less power.

5. SSD generates much less heat.

6. SSD has no moving parts, thus no noise.

7. SSD has no moving parts, thus no vibration.

8. SSD mean time failure rate is 2 million hours, HDD is 1.5 million hours.

9. Magnetism can destroy data: SSD is safe from the effects of magnetism.

Get a SSD today

The above info should inspire you to enter our competition today still. Simply spend R250 or more in-store or on our online shop and you stand a chance to win one of these great SSD prizes.

For more info on these SSDs, see the Internal SSD category.

Competition terms and conditions


The competition is open to legal residents of the Republic of South African only.

The competition is not open to employees of Essential IT Solutions and their immediate families or the prize sponsors.


By entering the competition all participants and winners agree to be bound by these rules, which will be interpreted by the Essential IT Solutions, in its sole discretion and its decision regarding any dispute will be conclusive, final and binding and will not be challenged on any grounds, including without limitation, the grounds that the Promoter failed to act reasonably, fairly, in good faith or otherwise in accordance with the principles or procedural fairness.

Essential IT Solutions reserves the right to amend the validity dates of this competition at any time.

To enter the competition all entrants must comply with the competition by submitting the details as requested.


By entering this competition, you agree to be bound by the rules specified in these terms and conditions.

By entering this competition, you agree to be contacted via telephone, SMS, whatsapp or by means of email.

Winners will be drawn by Essential IT Solutions from all valid entries. Cash payment of the winnings is not possible; any recourse to courts of law is excluded.

The winner of this competition shall be chosen in accordance with the requirements and procedures of the Consumer Protection Act of 2008. The prize will go to the first name selected at random after the closing date.

The winner will be notified via his/her supplied telephone number or via e-mail on or before within a week of the closing date of the competition.

The competition winner will have 5 working days to claim acceptance of his/her prize. Upon failure to do so, Essential IT Solutions reserves the right to draw a new winner in accordance with the terms stipulated herein.

The winner may collect the prize at the Essential IT Solutions store or arrange delivery with Essential IT Solutions. Delivery can take 3 to 5 working days depending on the geographical location in South Africa of the prize winner.

Duplicate or fraudulent entries will result in the entrant being excluded from the competition.

The decision of Essential IT Solutions is final and the company shall not enter into any correspondence about the result.

Essential IT Solutions shall not be liable for any disruption to the competition, whether due to technical problems or otherwise, which is beyond its reasonable control. In the event of any disruption to the competition Essential IT Solutions shall use its reasonable endeavours to remedy any disruption and resume the competition on a fair and equitable basis to the entrants.

Personal Data

You will be asked to provide your full name, phone number and e-mail address.

Essential IT Solutions will use your personal data listed on the competition entry form to process your participation in this competition and to correspond with you with regards to the competition and/or other company offers, the latter from which, according to law, you may opt out.

The storage and use of your personal data always occurs in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties.

Ownership and Publicity

Essential IT Solutions does not claim ownership of your submission to the competition but by submitting an entry you are granting Essential IT Solutions the following non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, fully paid-up rights: to publish your name or alias in connection with this competition and your contributions.

Essential IT Solutions reserves the right to publish the name and/or photographs of the winner.

Therefore, entrants understand and agree that their submission may be posted and publicly viewable.


All entrants indemnify Essential IT Solutions, its suppliers and nominated agents against any and all claims, damages or loss howsoever arising, including but not limited to wilful misconduct or negligent act or omission arising from their participation in this competition.

Essential IT Solutions reserves the right to terminate the competition at any time.

Essential IT Solutions reserves the right to change the terms and conditions at any given time.

Good luck!

Should you require more info, please do not hesitate to contact us online, call landline 021 853 4790, mobile number or whatsapp 081 395 8776.

We wish you the very best of luck with the competition.


Congratulations to the winner, Hermanus le Roux (left) receiving the prize from Wiekus Burger. Thanks for shopping at Essential IT Solutions and enjoy your prize.

Date: 28 Jan 2020