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One for you power-builders :) £130+ most places.
********** You need to go to 'today only' to get aforementioned price . **************
(These are just about affordable now!)
16GB is big enough to put your OS on.

Remember, there are ways to get free shiping at Scan. (posting in Hexus etc.)

Super-low operating and standby power needs
Extends battery life up to 10% (laptop)
No moving parts to fail
Greater resistance to shock & vibration
Operates in extreme temperatures (-20° to 80°C)
No spin up
No seek time
No rotational latency
Sustained high-speed data transfers
56MB/s read, 32MB/s write speeds
Can cut boot-up time in half
Noise free
Virtually no heat emissions
Less than half the weight of conventional hard drive

Anyone who builds a system with one of these, let me know ! Curious to see how fast these babys are !
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#1
£113.85 plus shipping now
#2
ODonnyBoy
£113.85 plus shipping now


Ooops! You need to go to today only to get aforementioned price . :whistling:
#3
Here then
http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/
Yup - that comes in at £116.27 with shipping
#4
free shipping with avforums or hexus too if you can get it
#5
so these will are the same size as notebook drives so I could for example put one in a inspiron 1720?

edit: these are IDE drives, insiron 1720 in SATA :(
#6
wellsie
so these will are the same size as notebook drives so I could for example put one in a inspiron 1720?


Yea, they are standard 2.5". Make sure you laptop drive is IDE tho. Would be ideal for a laptop.
You wouldn't have to wory about head-crashes and it would extend the battery life.
#7
wellsie
so these will are the same size as notebook drives so I could for example put one in a inspiron 1720?

edit: these are IDE drives, insiron 1720 in SATA :(


Aww. You could use a IDE\SATA converter like http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127617
but I doubt it would fit in a laptop.

God knows why they make these in IDE ...
#8
http://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/558789-A.jpg
#9
Beware!

Avian securities published a report claiming that nearly 30% of all solid state drives sold by one "large computer manufacturer" were being returned due to technical failure and poor performance.

The manufacturer is alleged to be Dell, they deny that the return rate is 30% but they won’t say what it is.

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