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60GB SSD Corsair Force Series Solid State Drive - Sandforce controller (TodayOnly) £86.94 @ Scan

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SSD prices seem to be tumbling down further. I was flamed last time for posting a relatively slow SSD deal, and they all said something about the Sandforce controller. Well, here it is, not a bad price for such a fast drive.

Did a quick Google and they are around £105 ish mark, so this seems a good deal.
Free delivery for AVForums memebers.

Some techncal details:

• Maximum sequential read speed 285MB/second
• Maximum sequential write speed 275 MB/second
• Random 4K write performance of 15,000 IOPS (F60, F120, F160)
• Latest generation Sandforce controller and MLC NAND flash for fast performance
• Internal SATA II connectivity
• TRIM support (O/S support required)
• No moving parts for increased durability and reliability and quieter operations over standard hard disk drives
• Decreased power usage for increased notebook or netbook battery life
• 2.5" form factor for your portable computer needs
• Included 2.5" to 3.5" bracket for installation on your desktop computer
• Three year warranty

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    djfluff
    Good price.
    DevilMan
    Nice price, heat added.
    sparky.shark
    wait for the larger capacity to fall or bite the bullet?
    djfluff
    Companies like OCZ are ramping up their SSD performance, and intel are due to release their next gen SSD's, so prices are going to fall. However, there will allways be better/cheaper products on the way. If you want to spead up your system now, this would be a great upgrade, and even if the price falls by £20 over the next 3/4 months, at least you have had a faster computer for 3/4 months :)
    djglenn1337
    Damn, I would buy this if I didnt already own a 80GB Intel SSD.

    SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance
    balluji
    how slow/fast is this compared to eg crucial/kingston?
    MBeeching
    djfluff
    Companies like OCZ are ramping up their SSD performance, and intel are due to release their next gen SSD's, so prices are going to fall. However, there will allways be better/cheaper products on the way.


    Gulp. I was finally going to pull the trigger on one of these (or the equivalent Vertex) for my birthday later this month. I believe this was £93 last week so a nice little saving, hopefully a little more will be shaved off soon :p
    kingofbeans
    balluji
    how slow/fast is this compared to eg crucial/kingston?


    Just incase someone else doesn't answer with a more informed answer... Obviously the brand doesn't determine speed, there are slower and faster models in each brand. This is one of the fastest Sata SSDs available now. I bought one a while ago after deciding it was the best mix of decent random speeds and sequential speeds. I believe it is still bettered by Intel for Random speeds but has impressive sequential speeds... which perhaps doesn't matter as much with this small size.
    montblanc
    djglenn1337
    SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance


    Hasn't really improved my pc's performance, in fact it's exactly the same speed really as most programs in Windows 7 wait for my secondary 'normal' hard drive, photoshop in particular likes to dump temp files on it even though I haven't specified a scratch disk. Booting up is actually slower because my motherboard sits there and waits for new drives in the bios for about 20 seconds when AHCI is enabled. I wish I never bought the stupid thing.
    Megacamz
    I have to agree with djlenn1337 here.

    An SSD was the biggest performance boost I have ever noticed on my system, Like every other nerd would say... even if the difference is a few seconds here and there, it does make all the difference!

    montblanc
    djglenn1337
    SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance


    Hasn't really improved my pc's performance, in fact it's exactly the same speed really as most programs in Windows 7 wait for my secondary 'normal' hard drive, photoshop in particular likes to dump temp files on it even though I haven't specified a scratch disk. Booting up is actually slower because my motherboard sits there and waits for new drives in the bios for about 20 seconds when AHCI is enabled. I wish I never bought the stupid thing.
    rash
    Too expensive me thinks (for me that is!), I'll probably get one once the prices drops below around 500GB for £50-£100, (which is a long long time way - I know!)
    djfluff
    I put an 80Gb (intel x-25M) in my mediacentre ( I also use it for gaming), and just used the old HDD for storage. It made a huge difference to performance, and when i wasn't recording TV, no Hard drive noise :)
    gr00ved
    montblanc
    djglenn1337
    SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance


    Hasn't really improved my pc's performance, in fact it's exactly the same speed really as most programs in Windows 7 wait for my secondary 'normal' hard drive, photoshop in particular likes to dump temp files on it even though I haven't specified a scratch disk. Booting up is actually slower because my motherboard sits there and waits for new drives in the bios for about 20 seconds when AHCI is enabled. I wish I never bought the stupid thing.


    Surely you could improve your PS performance by specifying the SSD as scratch? That's one of the most compelling arguments for buying an SSD. Only reason I've not upgraded my MacBook is that I need a lot of storage space - I don't fancy shelling out for a 500GB SSD :-/
    djglenn1337
    montblanc
    djglenn1337
    SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance
    Hasn't really improved my pc's performance, in fact it's exactly the same speed really as most programs in Windows 7 wait for my secondary 'normal' hard drive, photoshop in particular likes to dump temp files on it even though I haven't specified a scratch disk. Booting up is actually slower because my motherboard sits there and waits for new drives in the bios for about 20 seconds when AHCI is enabled. I wish I never bought the stupid thing.



    You my friend need to follow this guide:

    http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-tutorials-real-world-windows-7-ssd.html

    few hours of pain, but results worth it in the end.
    ourdave
    djglenn1337
    Damn, I would buy this if I didnt already own a 80GB Intel SSD.SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance


    Initially made Win7 load faster, but never really made any difference to mine once loaded.
    And after a couple of weeks, there's no difference whatsoever. Total waste of money.

    Anyone want to buy mine? Bought for £90....its erm, dead dead fast and well worth the money, make me an offer.
    Ranjanx
    djfluff
    I put an 80Gb (intel x-25M) in my mediacentre ( I also use it for gaming), and just used the old HDD for storage. It made a huge difference to performance, and when i wasn't recording TV, no Hard drive noise :)


    djfluff, I am tempted to do the same and am presently on a pretty ancient mobo-cpu config. If you could let me know your media centre specs and the kind of performance boost you get on windows media centre, it would help me make up my mind on the upgrade options ?
    Ranjanx
    ourdave
    djglenn1337
    Damn, I would buy this if I didnt already own a 80GB Intel SSD.SSD's give a HUGE boost to performance


    Initially made Win7 load faster, but never really made any difference to mine once loaded.
    And after a couple of weeks, there's no difference whatsoever. Total waste of money.

    Anyone want to buy mine? Bought for £90....its erm, dead dead fast and well worth the money, make me an offer.


    I'm interested. How old is it ?
    MBeeching
    ourdave
    Anyone want to buy mine? Bought for £90....its erm, dead dead fast and well worth the money, make me an offer.


    Is it this exact model? Feel free to drop me a PM :)
    djfluff
    Ranjanx
    djfluff
    I put an 80Gb (intel x-25M) in my mediacentre ( I also use it for gaming), and just used the old HDD for storage. It made a huge difference to performance, and when i wasn't recording TV, no Hard drive noise :)


    djfluff, I am tempted to do the same and am presently on a pretty ancient mobo-cpu config. If you could let me know your media centre specs and the kind of performance boost you get on windows media centre, it would help me make up my mind on the upgrade options ?


    My media centre is a AM2 Phenom X4 920 (running at 2.8Ghz), 4GB DDR2, 1xWD 640Gb drive for storage, 1x intel x-25M for OS & apps, an ATI 5850 for games & HDMI / Blu-Ray playback & Audio (overkill a bit.. but quiet when not gaming).
    I found the SSD makes programs , even microsoft mediacentre start allmost instantly. Surfing the web is noticeably faster too, as when you go 'back' a page, it reads it from tmp/cache it's practically instant. When I open a Pictures / video folder, the thumbnails just appear, as opposed to waiting for them to be created..
    Definatly gave me a nice performance boost. Worth reading a guide, as mentioned above, to get the best out of your SSD :)
    danakajoel

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