32GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive - £64.99 + delivery from OverclockersUK - HotUKDeals
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The normal price is £69.99, which is a fantastic price for a 32Gb SSD...even better for a week with an extra £5 off.

Seriously considering it...I returned the one I bought from eBuyer last week for £85, as that was the best price I found for one.

Here's the link to that item...(seems it's gone up a bit too, to nearly £90)

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152601

I wonder how fast PS3 games would load from this puppy? :D

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See this review first...

http://www.servethehome.com/?p=206


- Cuddy
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#1
I think it'd be a bit of a waste to put a SSD into a PS3! Hot tho.
#2
joshtbh
I think it'd be a bit of a waste to put a SSD into a PS3! Hot tho.


Don't mind me. At the moment, I've the urge to put a SSD in everything I have, just to see what the difference is. Whichever provides the best benefit between my mac mini, laptop and PS3 wins...my gut tells me that my mac would be slick as **** with one...
#3
Sub Total : £55.31
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £7.25
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £10.95
Total : £73.51 :whistling:
#4
heada
Sub Total : £55.31
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £7.25
VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £10.95
Total : £73.51 :whistling:


Yes...I did state "+ delivery" in the title ;-)
#5
true., but perhaps amend price in title to include delivery?
#6
Free delivery is easy enough to obtain via the forums. Go have a read and make a few posts. You get RM first class or DPD next day for nothing then.
#7
Have you factored in the possibility of having to use OCUK's legendary customer 'services' if the drive goes a over t ?

You may be fine, Lord help you if there is a problem.
#8
Will this fit in the (first issue) Acer Aspire One. The original came with a 4gb SSD - would it be possible to replace this with the one from Overclockers?
#9
gekkoa
Will this fit in the (first issue) Acer Aspire One. The original came with a 4gb SSD - would it be possible to replace this with the one from Overclockers?


No, the A110 takes 1.8" drives not 2.5".
#10
Lupeto
Don't mind me. At the moment, I've the urge to put a SSD in everything I have, just to see what the difference is. Whichever provides the best benefit between my mac mini, laptop and PS3 wins...my gut tells me that my mac would be slick as **** with one...


i know what you mean actually. I've not tried one yet, looking forward to though!
#11
TehJumpingJawa
No, the A110 takes 1.8" drives not 2.5".


Correct, plus it's also PATA and not SATA either :thumbsup:

Back on topic...

[size=4][color=green]See a review of this SSD before purchasing...

http://www.servethehome.com/?p=206

Let's hope that firmware update gets here quick![/color][/size]
#12
What's the controller chip in this? You don't want it if it's that awful first generation jMicron one that's notorious for freezing.
#13
Is it still true that the Intel X-25 are the only SSDs worth getting?
#14
waiting for £1 per Gb at 200mb/s read and write.
#15
Is there a substantially noticeable difference with these? For instance OS/App booting times?

Thanks,

bug
#16
gekkoa
Will this fit in the (first issue) Acer Aspire One. The original came with a 4gb SSD - would it be possible to replace this with the one from Overclockers?



you'll be wanting one of these mate

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/32GB-Super-Talent-FEM32GF13M-MLC-13-inch-IDE-ZIF-Solid-State-Drive-for-Acer-Aspire-One
#17
dodgy reviews, dodgy seller.. no thanks.
to the person above, Intel are good but i've found Samsung SSDs also excellent and much more affordable.
#18
The Kingston 40GB SSD isn't a bad buy for about £70 and I believe that uses the Intel controller and I also think that there is either a firmware upgrade planned or they've already done it to implement the Trim command
#19
Rich44
The Kingston 40GB SSD isn't a bad buy for about £70 and I believe that uses the Intel controller and I also think that there is either a firmware upgrade planned or they've already done it to implement the Trim command


Unfortunately, the Kingston 40gb SSD now drive will not be getting a firmware update to support TRIM. I bought one of these drives back in November, and I've been waiting for the update for some time. Kingston discontinued the product because they could not come to a licensing agreement with Intel regarding the new firmware. This is the reason the disappeared from the shelves so quickly despite being hugely popular. This info is direct from Kingston themselves. They have a new 30gb product out soon which supports TRIM for a similar price.
#20
32gb.......bit useless isnt it?
#21
Great price.. £70 + postage over at Aria. checked out the patriot forums and e'one there is a little upset to say the least with the delay in the new firmware... firmware is expected before the end of the month though but i've a feeling that the drives will most likely go back up in price as they'll be extremely popular at this price with the new speeds.

Here's the forum link http://www.patriotmemory.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2114&page=1
#22
fps_d0minat0r
32gb.......bit useless isnt it?


You could say the same for the passenger capacity of an F1 car!
#23
Good price for a SSD, but @ 32gb capacity I don't think it would be a good idea for a Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit install........................................... Or would it?:thinking:
#24
Win 7 64-bit with hibernate disabled and the pagefile trimmed down is under 10GB, so a 32GB drive is quite usable. You just have to be selective about what goes on to it.
#25
get 2 of these put em raid0 =64GB which would be useable space and have a 500GB for putting stuff on like games and bulk of useless apps
#26
or raid 3 in raid 0 with SATA3 and see what happen
#27
bug1baby
Is there a substantially noticeable difference with these? For instance OS/App booting times?

Thanks,

bug


Stuck a Samsung SSD into my Dell laptop and put it this way - I am never going back to a conventional HDD. No way. It's the best upgrade for a laptop possible in my opinion - and I've already gone from a 1.5GHz Core 2 to a 2.6GHz one, and upped RAM from 1GB to 4GB!

To the bloke asking early, I did test it inside the PS3 and it made very, very little difference whatsoever. The PS3 just doesn't process the data quick enough.
#28
Easy2BCheesy
To the bloke asking early, I did test it inside the PS3 and it made very, very little difference whatsoever. The PS3 just doesn't process the data quick enough.


Cheers for the info matey! :thumbsup:
#29
Some guys here having fun with some SSDs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26enkCzkJHQ
#30
Some customer reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16820220341

The drives seem to have jMicron controllers, though whether they are the same as the sadly-flawed controller that lurks in the SSD in the Acer upon which I'm typing I don't know. From time to time this machine will hang for 20 or 30 seconds as it attempts a read-modify-write. It's actually not too much of a bother if you're not in a hurry or practise Buddhism.

32 Gb seems to me to be loads if you're only putting an OS on it. This 16 Gb Samsung has both XP and Ubuntu installed. If the drive does have performance problems when writing, the situation can be ameliorated by installing the Flashpoint driver (for XP) - I have it installed and it makes a world of difference

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/249341-14-jmicron-based-ssds-speed-users

You can also make sure that temporary files are written to another drive, and under Linux you want to change the elevator setting: set elevator=noop in your /boot/grub/menu.lst and mount the SSD as noatime so that Linux doesn't write the last access time for each file. You probably want a non-journalling file system too.

Lastly my experience of Patriot customer support is limited to one interaction - which was excellent; they answered my technical query in something like four hours.

cheers
-mandicoot
#31
Great drive, good price but if something goes wrong you will be regretting buying anything from overclockers. #2 In my worse service ever received from a company EVER and the amount of money and time I had to spend sorting out my problem far far far outweighed any cost savings. You HAVE been warned.
banned#32
i have used overclockers no end of times and can recommend them been perfect for the 15+ orders i've made over the years.
#33
I've owned SSD drives for about 2 years now and am fortunate enough not to have HDD's in any of my PC's (I have 5 PC's all with SSD's). Even the slowest SSD drives I've owned have felt snappier in use than the fastest HDD that I've owned (RE2's and Raptors, I stopped short of SAS).

Some of the current model of SSD drives do concern me though as the manufacturers have placed the emphasis on read performance rather than the ability to write back data so not everyone has been pleased when they switch. However, if you are using a mainly read only environement then all SSD's will feel snappier than HDD's so if you go for it good luck and report back !

My recommendations are 128Gb/256Gb Samsung PB22-J and 128Gb Crucial, truly awesome.

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