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Crucial 64GB M225 SATAII 2.5" SSD just £126.89 (£135.05 delivered) @ aria

£126.89 @ Aria PC
this seems like a good price for this very fast SSD. on ebuyer the cheapest 60/64gb SSD is only £10 cheaper and it is far slower than this! to save on the delivery price it is better to order a few pa…
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this seems like a good price for this very fast SSD. on ebuyer the cheapest 60/64gb SSD is only £10 cheaper and it is far slower than this! to save on the delivery price it is better to order a few parts but this is still a competitive price with delivery included. Only 13 left on super special deal btw.
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Technical Specifications
Series Name Crucial M225 Solid-State Drive
Capacity 64GB Crucial M225 Solid-State Drive
Internal Cache 64MB DRAM
Performance 200MB/s READ, 150MB/s WRITE
NAND Flash Components Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
Interface Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s (SATA)
Form Factor 2.5" (100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 9.50 mm)
#2
brookheather
Technical Specifications
Series Name Crucial M225 Solid-State Drive
Capacity 64GB Crucial M225 Solid-State Drive
Internal Cache 64MB DRAM
Performance 200MB/s READ, 150MB/s WRITE
NAND Flash Components Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory
Interface Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s (SATA)
Form Factor 2.5" (100.20 mm x 69.85 mm x 9.50 mm)


thanx :thumbsup:
#3
I read a review on this and it is **** off a shovel as far as speed is concerned. Hot.
#4
£135.05 inc postage
#5
I hope ssd prices are falling soon. Still can't afford at this price. Good deal though.
#6
The tempation was too much and have ordered one... cracking deal!

voted hot
#7
Have some heat. Can't afford it this month but hopefully a sign SSD will soon become much cheaper.

then time to find a new bottleneck for my Mac Pro!
#8
My current W7 install is 35GB so this should be plenty for me.

Is this a lot faster than the Kingston ones from MyMemory the other day?

Also, I have an older system with an old Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo, will this hamper me at all? I heard TRIM doesn't work with old boards...
#9
Thanks

This model got top marks in the current PC Pro magazine test of SSDD's

The Intel core i5 750 is only £135 too

Edit - the Crucial drive has a 5 year warranty - which is longer than the majority of the competitors 2 or 3 year warranties
#10
PoisonJam
My current W7 install is 35GB so this should be plenty for me.

Is this a lot faster than the Kingston ones from MyMemory the other day?

Also, I have an older system with an old Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo, will this hamper me at all? I heard TRIM doesn't work with old boards...


I've got the same mobo, haven't tried an SSD on it so far. Haven't seen anything to suggest it won't support TRIM. Maybe it's better to look if the ICH9 controller has problems with TRIM or the secondary Jmicron controller on the mobo. Great support from Gigabyte, bios updates up to the middle of last year for a circa 2007 mobo. Just from a quick read on the net, should be fine on ICH9 using AHCI mode, don't bother with the JMicron JMB36X controller on the mobo, it's rubbish.
#11
£8.93 cheaper than I paid not 12 hours ago from OCUK. Good deal but be warned the 5 year warranty is only with the original purchaser when you read the crucial site so beware of trying to bag a bargain 2nd hand.
#12
Don't care how fast it is, you would have to have more money than sense to spend that on a 64gig drive.
#13
MadeInBeats
Don't care how fast it is, you would have to have more money than sense to spend that on a 64gig drive.


Not just about speed, but also low power use and quiteness.

OS and basic programs wil easily fit on this sized drive. Use something else for storage if need be
#14
Nice deal, might replace my raptor with one of these babies!
#15
how does this compare to the much-lauded intel x-25m g2 80gb that can be had for around £170 on a good day?
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MadeInBeats
Don't care how fast it is, you would have to have more money than sense to spend that on a 64gig drive.


Absolutely worth every penny. I'd definitely have this one at this price, unfortunately had to pay out £180 on getting my chimney fixed, otherwise this would be ordered straight away. It's a shame you don't understand the significance of the latest SSDs versus HDs, but you can't win em all. 64GB is definitely small in comparison to say a Samsung F3 1TB for £65 but it's missing the point entirely, SSDs currently for most people used as OS boot drives, massively improving the performance of the OS. An SSD for me would certainly increase my computer productivity. You're comparing SSDs to HDs in terms of storage which is as I've previously mentioned not the issue. They are completely different beasts. Would you also complain at spending £80 on 4GB ram? (forgetting the prices increases of late) for example. An SSD is a performance part and £135 is the best price atm for this drive and its performance. SSDs definitely definitely make sense even at this er seemingly extravagant price? hehe. Plenty of people are buying these drives as HDs are a massive bottleneck in computers, SSDs reduce that bottleneck significantly. Also a SSD saves you time, something you can't buy and can never get back, you think I'm exaggerating? Add up all the seconds waiting for your OS to boot, and the average time take to open applications and waiting for the OS to respond using a HD versus a SSD. The real world applications of an SSD make it worth the money to many people.
#17
nice deal. Epic informative post above, well done fishmaster
#18
It doesn't look like this supports TRIM which is a deal breaker for me.
#19
Are these the same size as the HDD in and a straight swap in a netbook or do you need a special fitting.

thanks
#20
interpleb
It doesn't look like this supports TRIM which is a deal breaker for me.


99% sure it does via a firmware update, well from what I read before ordering...
#21
alankearn
Are these the same size as the HDD in and a straight swap in a netbook or do you need a special fitting.

thanks


If it is a 2.5" SATA drive in your netbook then will be a straight swap...
#22
Rampage
99% sure it does via a firmware update, well from what I read before ordering...


It definately supports Trim. If it doesn't come with the latest firmware installed (I'm sure it will) then it's easy to flash upgrade.
I bought this direct from Crucial 8 months ago for £117 delivered. :p
#23
cracking price considering how much they have been of late and these are one of the best around in that price bracket. my boss brought the 256gb version for his laptop and its been nothing short of epic! loads windows 7 in 20 seconds, running multiple programs and virtual machines has become much faster. best investment you can currently make in a computer for a noticable performance increase
#24
Yes it supports TRIM and yes this could be had for £100 ish at launch but the exchange rates have taken a hit, Apple purchased vast amounts for the air and it's still not a mainstream product found on the high street box movers shelves so production runs are small compared to mechanical drives.

As for being stupid to buy a 64GB drive for this price i'd be stupid not to.

I spend my day working with Corel Draw, large jobs, lots of images, multiple pages etc. Load times vary but 1 minute + isn't uncommon and hitting save is a similar story as is loading Draw or Photo Paint and booting Windows. It may not seem like much but multiply that by 30 jobs a day, factor in reduced load/boot times for windows and other apps and that's a minimum of 30mins a day and more like 1hr, tell me another way I can fit 2.5-5hrs more work into working week for a mere £135.05 without staying at work longer or working remotely. In short it'll have paid for itself in a few weeks at worst, still think i've got more money than sense ?
#25
In theory these should be ultra reliable so would be perfect candidate for striped raid. Thinking of doing this for my system drive. What yous reckon?
#26
tooner
In theory these should be ultra reliable so would be perfect candidate for striped raid. Thinking of doing this for my system drive. What yous reckon?



like this maybe ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26enkCzkJHQ :roll:
#27
ikisai


Wow... 's all I have to say to that lol
#28
ikisai


Or this >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0l5Yy48DcY&feature=related

Although they are both completely impractical and massively expensive for the average user. But to illlustrate RAID 0 works they do the job.

Of course you can just do it with one drive >

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3eFgClKGMc
#29
Great drive, easily scored 7.3 in win7 WEI, after a firmware upgrade it indeed support TRIM.
However if you can stretch budget a bit, get a intel X-25M
Otherwise this is simply the best under £140. I just cannot understand those who went for the kingston last week which was not a lot cheaper than this.
#30
PoisonJam
Is this a lot faster than the Kingston ones from MyMemory the other day?

Yes - but only because the Kingston drives used the broken JMicron controller.

Most modern (none-broken !) SSDs perform fairly similarly in "normal" use - there aren't vast differences in boot and load times (though there are some !) between different drives.
Where they do differ is in specific scenarios - for example, the Intel drives cope very well without TRIM support (performance remains very good even on a well-used drive).
In short : Modern TRIM-supporting SSDs are all super-quick.
PoisonJam
Also, I have an older system with an old Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo, will this hamper me at all? I heard TRIM doesn't work with old boards...

TRIM requires AHCI mode on the SATA controller to work. Have a look in your BIOS - if there's no AHCI, then there's no TRIM. Don't worry about this too much, but be aware your drive will "slow-down" over time.

EDIT : Not true - TRIM works just fine in basic IDE mode too, so should be fine on old boards :thumbsup:
MadeInBeats
Don't care how fast it is, you would have to have more money than sense to spend that on a 64gig drive.

Why ? You'll spend almost the same amount of money on a 2TB mechanical drive to store your data - don't you think the speed of your computer is worth a similar outlay ?
The low-capacity of the drive is only really relevent if you intend to use it without an additional mechanical drive...
interpleb
It doesn't look like this supports TRIM which is a deal breaker for me.

It does support TRIM with the current firmware :thumbsup:
tooner
In theory these should be ultra reliable so would be perfect candidate for striped raid. Thinking of doing this for my system drive. What yous reckon?

Not a lot of point, unless you need 128GB for your system drive.
It's already super-quick on it's own - you won't notice a vast difference with a pair in RAID0 unless you're doing large sequential transfers regularly.
#31
Nom
TRIM requires AHCI mode on the SATA controller to work. Have a look in your BIOS - if there's no AHCI, then there's no TRIM. Don't worry about this too much, but be aware your drive will "slow-down" over time.


The GA-965P-DS3 definitely has an AHCI option in the BIOS. Did mention it actually in my previous post.
#32
TRIM will also work in IDE mode with native Windows 7 drivers. There is no reason not to use AHCI if you have it although I have heard of people unable to boot from SATA DVD drives when that channel has AHCI enabled (fortunately my motherboard allows me to select AHCI/IDE per SATA connector). I have also heard that switching from IDE to AHCI mode on an OS drive may require a re-install so best to make up your mind before installing Windows.
#33
£1 per GB please Crucial. 200MB/s R & W.
#34
Nethermancer
TRIM will also work in IDE mode with native Windows 7 drivers.

This appears to be true http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?63521-TRIM-in-W7-AHCI :thumbsup:

We have some old Dell laptops at work, without any AHCI support - I've just tested an Intel 40GB drive in one, under Windows 7, and can confirm TRIM is definately active according to CrystalDiskInfo.
Nethermancer
I have also heard that switching from IDE to AHCI mode on an OS drive may require a re-install so best to make up your mind before installing Windows.

There's a simple fix to this - you just have to change a registry key before you shut-down and enable AHCI : http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/922976?p=1
#35
thegasman
It definately supports Trim. If it doesn't come with the latest firmware installed (I'm sure it will) then it's easy to flash upgrade.
I bought this direct from Crucial 8 months ago for £117 delivered. :p


Think you mean :p

OK, ok, I can see your arguments, very valid arguments they are too. But, you have to admit that the price is a little outlandish for the boot times saved on a desktop PC looking at the vids on you tube, load times VS value for money... not quite there as is always the case when new hardware hits the shelves.

I see there is definate purpose for them in netbooks, but there is a definate unbalance when you are talking about laptops and desktops.

I mean, if you are that time poor then spend the money on sorting your life out and getting a massage or something.

Only people buying these at the moment are hardcore geeks who have probably justified the costs in their own minds feeding their addiction for the latest toy on the market!!:thinking:
#36
ahhh so tempted, :-\
#37
Showing as £146.86 inc. VAT pre order for me?
#38
MadeInBeats
Only people buying these at the moment are hardcore geeks who have probably justified the costs in their own minds feeding their addiction for the latest toy on the market!!

At not much more than a hundred quid, it's hardly an incredible amount of money :)

Anyway, people spend sums like this on their Video Cards, their Processors, their Monitors, their Cases, etc. etc. as a normal occurrence. Why treat storage so differently ?
#39
Nom
At not much more than a hundred quid, it's hardly an incredible amount of money :)

Anyway, people spend sums like this on their Video Cards, their Processors, their Monitors, their Cases, etc. etc. as a normal occurrence. Why treat storage so differently ?


Hey, if you're happy being a rat on comercial hamster wheel then your seemingly otherwise usless £100 is better off in someone elses pocket... I guess!! Video cards, processors, monitors etc aren't in their infancy - unlike SSD's. Even geeks aren't as smart as they like to think ;-)

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