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Just spotted this from Amazon, it says 1 to 3 months delivery but might be worth a shot, seems a good price to me at the moment. Look at other sellers for the Amazon price.
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#1
Last time I saw a similar item advertised and it had a 3 months delivery time I thought it was a wind up, but now seeing this advert I realse it isn't. Why is there such a big delivery times on these SSD's?
1 Like #2
Steve1205
Last time I saw a similar item advertised and it had a 3 months delivery time I thought it was a wind up, but now seeing this advert I realse it isn't. Why is there such a big delivery times on these SSD's?

I think whenever amazon is out of stock of something and has no immediate ETA they just put "1-3 months". It's likely to be less, unless they are discontinuing the product for good.
1 Like #3
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.
1 Like #4
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.

did you actually get it? because I got offered the same paid for it and about 2 weeks later they got in touch saying they haven't got any in stock anymore. total waste of time. I think it was sold by firework merchant
#5
djsyk0
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.
did you actually get it? because I got offered the same paid for it and about 2 weeks later they got in touch saying they haven't got any in stock anymore. total waste of time. I think it was sold by firework merchant

Happened to me as well (not this product though) - flubit took my money and then, several days later, emailed me to say there was none in stock ... by which time Amazon had no stock either! Lesson learned ...
#6
will one of these work on a sata 2 board
#7
djsyk0
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.
did you actually get it? because I got offered the same paid for it and about 2 weeks later they got in touch saying they haven't got any in stock anymore. total waste of time. I think it was sold by firework merchant

It's not a firework mechant, that's the holding name for Flubit.
#8
shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board
Yes, I'm using one on an old Dell motherboard which is SATA2
#9
Still kicking myself I missed the £66 PC World deal on the 256gb SSD a week or two ago!
#10
shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board

Yes, fine.
#11
shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board

Yep but you won't get blistering speed. Will notice significant speed increase but less so than on sata 3
#12
Seems like a decent price - though if the RAM I ordered is anything to go by it wont be time it arrives :)
#13
Thanks op, ordered in hope that it comes sooner.
#14
apparently these are cheaper to manufacture than HDD
#15
Delivery 1-3 months - COLD!
#16
Aradria
Steve1205
Last time I saw a similar item advertised and it had a 3 months delivery time I thought it was a wind up, but now seeing this advert I realse it isn't. Why is there such a big delivery times on these SSD's?

I think whenever amazon is out of stock of something and has no immediate ETA they just put "1-3 months". It's likely to be less, unless they are discontinuing the product for good.

you are right as from my past experience it's about 1 week max.
2 Likes #17
Filding
Delivery 1-3 months - COLD!

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shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board

Yes as others have stated. Sata3 is backwards compatible like usb3. It will give you a great performance boost compared to a normal mechanical drive.

Edited By: masai on Jul 25, 2014 13:16
#18
I purchased this SSD 4 weeks ago for £73.88. It came with Acronis software which worked well.

You may wish to tweak your SSD to get the best from it. I used this step by step guide

http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html
#19
erazer
shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board
Yes, I'm using one on an old Dell motherboard which is SATA2

and I'm using one on a SATA interface, still sped my machine up quite a bit from the 500GB HDD I had in it previously
#20
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.

I ordered the samsung 250gb from flubit last week , it just came and guess what they sent a 120gb drive

never again flubit ,disgrace of a company.
1 Like #21
Aradria
Steve1205
Last time I saw a similar item advertised and it had a 3 months delivery time I thought it was a wind up, but now seeing this advert I realse it isn't. Why is there such a big delivery times on these SSD's?

I think whenever amazon is out of stock of something and has no immediate ETA they just put "1-3 months". It's likely to be less, unless they are discontinuing the product for good.

yeah I brought this a couple of months ago with a ETA of 1-3 months arrived in just over a week

Edited By: lanoormohamed on Jul 25, 2014 14:30: edit
#22
under 29p per GB :D
#23
Ordered an ssd from Amazon a week or so ago with a 1-3 month waiting time. They just cancelled the order yesterday. Not good customer service from Amazon.
#24
Milkfloat
Ordered an ssd from Amazon a week or so ago with a 1-3 month waiting time. They just cancelled the order yesterday. Not good customer service from Amazon.

I had the same - Toshiba 512GB drive with 1-3 months delivery cancelled yesterday (from Amazon, not flubit). It would appear that some people got them but presumably they were the lucky ones that got their orders in quickly and got served before the fresh stock they got in was depleted.
#25
Quoth
Milkfloat
Ordered an ssd from Amazon a week or so ago with a 1-3 month waiting time. They just cancelled the order yesterday. Not good customer service from Amazon.

I had the same - Toshiba 512GB drive with 1-3 months delivery cancelled yesterday (from Amazon, not flubit). It would appear that some people got them but presumably they were the lucky ones that got their orders in quickly and got served before the fresh stock they got in was depleted.

That's the one, they had the cheek to offer a replacement at double the price. I would have thought the legendary Amazon customer service that I am yet to ever experience would have offered a comparable product for the same price. Instead a simple screw you and not even a sorry for wasting your time.
#26
nedford
shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board
Yep but you won't get blistering speed. Will notice significant speed increase but less so than on sata 3

You won't notice much difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 in real terms. It will still be a LOT faster than HDD. I am using SATA 3 on a SATA 2 motherboard and it is still lightening fast.
#27
arnold.rimmer
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.

I ordered the samsung 250gb from flubit last week , it just came and guess what they sent a 120gb drive

never again flubit ,disgrace of a company.

Sending the wrong item doesn't make them a disgrace. Mistakes are made, even by you. It's how you deal with them that counts. You didn't go into detail about how it was dealt with so I presume they rectified it in a satisfactory manner, otherwise you would have added any negative evidence to support your point. Don't Flubit just negotiate a deal with Amazon or one of their marketplace sellers? Not sure if that's the case but it would be them at fault rather than Flubit.

Unrelated, I've had 3 Crucial SSDs (in different machines) and experienced 2 failures. Thankfully I backup regularly, although the support from Crucial was good, I will be trying another brand in the future.
#28
Good deal.
#29
djsyk0
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.
did you actually get it? because I got offered the same paid for it and about 2 weeks later they got in touch saying they haven't got any in stock anymore. total waste of time. I think it was sold by firework merchant

FrooGal
Happened to me as well (not this product though) - flubit took my money and then, several days later, emailed me to say there was none in stock ... by which time Amazon had no stock either! Lesson learned ...

That's how Flubit do it, I'm surprised they STILL haven't updated their methods of stock management.

I did a similar thing with a £80 set of speakers - Flubit knocked an extra £10 off the price, I bought it, then 3 days later I was emailed to say they had no stock. And of course, Amazon's price had gone up to £139. I emailed them multiple times telling them that it was now back in stock so they could send it, but they just fobbed me off with copy/pasted responses and kept telling me to ring them when I told them I didn't want to. If they didn't take so long to tell their "Merchant" to buy the thing to send it to me, this wouldn't happen.

Bizarre and terrible way to do business, I haven't used them since.
#30
nice price!
#31
1-3 month lead time is an issue. I ordered an item in June, they cancelled it today.
I'm guessing in 3 months this drive will be cheaper than this deal. I don't get Amazon's current selling stock they don't have policy, every sane customer will simply cancel or demand a reduction as the price falls prior to dispatch.
#32
So to the guys in here who didn't get the correct item, or didn't get sent anything at all.. What happened? Did you get a full refund??? If not then there is NO chance I'm using those guys again. Thankfully I've been lucky with the one time I've used them (Got Luigis mansion 2 for 18 quid!)
#33
Flubit customer service has been fantastic with me. I had to 2 orders worth around £100 each, 1 of which came damaged and another that never arrived. They replaced and re-sent the other within a couple of days. They respond to emails very quickly too.
1 Like #34
Doubting Thomas
I purchased this SSD 4 weeks ago for £73.88. It came with Acronis software which worked well.

You may wish to tweak your SSD to get the best from it. I used this step by step guide

http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html

I wouldn't bother, a lot of the advice on that site is a total waste of time and won't make any real world difference at all, it's just recycled information from largely clueless people. The paging file shouldn't be or need to be disabled, it's an integral part of how Windows works, also there can still be instances where the paging file is needed, regardless of the amount of RAM you have.
#35
might try flubit myself on this one. will probably bite if below70
#36
janner66
nedford
shakey1981
will one of these work on a sata 2 board
Yep but you won't get blistering speed. Will notice significant speed increase but less so than on sata 3

You won't notice much difference between SATA 2 and SATA 3 in real terms. It will still be a LOT faster than HDD. I am using SATA 3 on a SATA 2 motherboard and it is still lightening fast.
some techy website did a test of sata 3 drives on sata 2 and 3. the difference between both was nothing. less than a seconds difference on boot time
#37
raysmith1971
might try flubit myself on this one. will probably bite if below70

BITE!

My Flubit came back at £69.47 - not a huge saving but enough to make me go for it. Just hope it comes, never had a problem with Flubit before but others seem to have.
1 Like #38
Plarkster
raysmith1971
might try flubit myself on this one. will probably bite if below70

BITE!

My Flubit came back at £69.47 - not a huge saving but enough to make me go for it. Just hope it comes, never had a problem with Flubit before but others seem to have.

For those pennies, I'd much rather go with Amazon and if something goes wrong deal with them vs having to deal with Flubit.

Think about it, Amazon customers service is second to none.

Edited By: MattWasHere on Jul 26, 2014 23:07
1 Like #39
MattWasHere
Plarkster
raysmith1971
might try flubit myself on this one. will probably bite if below70

BITE!

My Flubit came back at £69.47 - not a huge saving but enough to make me go for it. Just hope it comes, never had a problem with Flubit before but others seem to have.

For those pennies, I'd much rather go with Amazon and if something goes wrong deal with them vs having to deal with Flubit.

Think about it, Amazon customers service is second to none.

I agree - I often do pay a little more to buy from a reputable seller, but my Flubit orders usually come directly from Amazon anyway. The one time I wanted to query something about a Flubit order I went directly to Amazon and just gave them the enclosed order number and they assisted me as if I'd ordered direct. YMMV though I guess.
#40
spaceinvader
arnold.rimmer
just-me
Managed to get one of these via flubit for about £65.

I ordered the samsung 250gb from flubit last week , it just came and guess what they sent a 120gb drive

never again flubit ,disgrace of a company.

Sending the wrong item doesn't make them a disgrace. Mistakes are made, even by you. It's how you deal with them that counts. You didn't go into detail about how it was dealt with so I presume they rectified it in a satisfactory manner, otherwise you would have added any negative evidence to support your point. Don't Flubit just negotiate a deal with Amazon or one of their marketplace sellers? Not sure if that's the case but it would be them at fault rather than Flubit.

Unrelated, I've had 3 Crucial SSDs (in different machines) and experienced 2 failures. Thankfully I backup regularly, although the support from Crucial was good, I will be trying another brand in the future.

Just to add... I've found them extremely helpful when one of my orders went missing. Like any company mistakes happen from time to time and its how they deal with it is what counts. I can't praise flu it enough. Very friendly over the phone and email.

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