Crucial SSD PRICE DROP *72p per GB* LIMITED STOCKS (refurb) @ CRUCIAL - HotUKDeals
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Crucial SSD's: 64gb, 128gb, 256gb at time of posting. Direct from Crucial (refurbished).

*** 30 day warranty ***
- waterden

EDIT:

Going by some of the comments people have posted, the ONLY downside to this offer is that there is a 30 day warranty on this drive. SSD drives do have high failure rates so it is a bit of a gamble.

7% quidco
- TehJumpingJawa

Prices:

64GB - £46.08
128GB - £92.16
256GB - £184.32


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8 Likes #1
30 day warranty is a bit off-putting on a refurbished product.
#2
Ha, I just sold my 128GB on eBay for £140 :)
HOT!
Cheapest 256GB youll be able to buy!
Warranty is a real put off though...

Edited By: wellerluke on Aug 24, 2011 15:35
1 Like #3
I agree 30 day warranty isn't inspiring me with confidence.
#4
can't seem to add to basket. might be worth a gamble tbh
3 Likes #5
30 day warranty pretty poor.
#6
possible 7% topcashback too
1 Like #7
I wouldn't touch a refurb storage device, refurb for a reason!
4 Likes #8
it probably wouldnt feel right against your salad fingers anyway
2 Likes #9
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/M225-Ridiculously-high-failure-rate/td-p/42406 They don't look the best - hence the refurbs being released no doubt.
4 Likes #10
Would rather buy new with 3 year warranty.
#11
....although they are stupidly cheap and seems to be because they have released a new range.
3 Likes #12
30 day warranty with a refurbished SSD!!!
I like Crucial but this is a big gamble.
1 Like #13
high risk product lol
#14
vurt
it probably wouldnt feel right against your salad fingers anyway


Quality ! LMAO

Although a bit rich coming from one whose own avatar looks like the weird aliens off an old episode of Star Trek :-}
1 Like #15
jrw
http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/M225-Ridiculously-high-failure-rate/td-p/42406 They don't look the best - hence the refurbs being released no doubt.


These aren't the M225, they're C300.
#16
link no longer working ?
#17
Order a 64gb, to me worth the risk, will put it in my new laptop that should arrive today... thanks.
2 Likes #18
good price but 30day wty is bad on SSD drives

i know the crucial ones may not be the same but ive had 2 x vertex 2e's mess up on me within a month each
#19
yeah ive ordered a 64gb one anyway lol
1 Like #20
gambled on a 128gb
#21
30 day warranty on a SSD is just plain ridiculous, YOU ARE taking a big RISK thats for sure. I know 3 people with SSD's all of them have had at least 2 different models during their time and all but one drive has not caused them serious problems.
#22
I paid £80 for a 64GB, it lasted a couple of months, not overly worried as it was a OS drive only so didnt lose any data, I would not keep anything critical on an SSD (not crucial in particular) unless you are backing up to another disk somewhere.....wish I had as I had to rebuild it :(

Not sure id take the gamble...nearly did but £50 notes is a lot to blow for 30 days of speedy windows boot time.
#23
GQ Man
30 day warranty on a SSD is just plain ridiculous, YOU ARE taking a big RISK thats for sure. I know 3 people with SSD's all of them have had at least 2 different models during their time and all but one drive has not caused them serious problems.

it's mainly only SandForce drives that are extremely unreliable. I went through 8 Vertex 2s, before switching to a Crucial M4 in May. I'm still on my first M4.
#24
ooo so tempting. I like the add at the side 'Durable, Reliable, No moving parts'. Yet only 30 days on a referb drive!
#25
Is a 30 day warranty even legal? Surely these have to be fit for purpose, right?
#26
I wouldn't put my precious data on an unreliable SSD, but if you use it as a system disk, it is fine then. Not voting either way.
1 Like #27
Nice price, but I too am a bit put off by the 30 days warranty. Guess even Crucial themselves aren't confident with their own refurbished goods?
2 Likes #28
Great price, but I will pass.

I think Crucial are making a very clear statement here what they think of the reliability of their own products.

Get the Kingston SSD instead.

Edited By: SUMMONER on Aug 24, 2011 17:22
#29
Gone for a 64 gb version hopefully it will be ok

Edited By: darksideby182 on Aug 24, 2011 19:03: word
#30
Think Kingston better faster write if slower read +3years. Still will wait prices seem to be coming down
#31
I voted hot, didn't see the 30 days warranty, it is COLD and sucks
1 Like #32
This bit cracks me up and fills me with fear at the same time.

30 day warranty:


and kiss your hard drive good-bye.
#33
tempting but seen an ocz sollid 3 120gb for £125 on aria got to be worth £30 for the 3 year warranty
#34
danroyle
tempting but seen an ocz sollid 3 120gb for £125 on aria got to be worth £30 for the 3 year warranty


yeah but doesnt that have one of them unreliable controllers

id defo 100% recommend getting a reliable drive as ive had 2 vertex 2e's mess up on me so far and they only lasted about a month

was glad i could get my stuff off the first one but the 2nd one just went totally dead

the c300s dont have the bad sandforce controller like the vertex 2e afaik
#35
Is Windows Vista/7 optimised to make the most of these drives? I remember reading a lot of work needed to be done by Microsoft to utilise the extra speed available. As "standard" Windows stands performance enhancement is not much better than using a standard HDD.
#36
Quidco tracked at £5.38 on the 128GB drive.
#37
brookheather
Quidco tracked at £5.38 on the 128GB drive.

dang ,forgot about quidco in the excitement of it all :D
#38
Kulaak
Is Windows Vista/7 optimised to make the most of these drives? I remember reading a lot of work needed to be done by Microsoft to utilise the extra speed available. As "standard" Windows stands performance enhancement is not much better than using a standard HDD.

Windows 7 knows all about SSDs and works fine with them out of the box. Vista and XP also work okay, but long-term performance is better if you pick a drive like the Kingston V+100 that has effective garbage collection. All the stuff you'll read on the net about tweaking Windows to make it work with an SSD was written back in the days of the buggy JMicron drives and isn't relevant any more.

And even on XP an SSD is still many, many times faster than any mechanical hard drive.
#39
I prefer to save money for new VGA.
#40
DrRamtop
Kulaak
Is Windows Vista/7 optimised to make the most of these drives? I remember reading a lot of work needed to be done by Microsoft to utilise the extra speed available. As "standard" Windows stands performance enhancement is not much better than using a standard HDD.

Windows 7 knows all about SSDs and works fine with them out of the box. Vista and XP also work okay, but long-term performance is better if you pick a drive like the Kingston V+100 that has effective garbage collection. All the stuff you'll read on the net about tweaking Windows to make it work with an SSD was written back in the days of the buggy JMicron drives and isn't relevant any more.

And even on XP an SSD is still many, many times faster than any mechanical hard drive.


Cheers :) Good to know.

Still feel these are a little to small tho' to be totally useful & expensive in comparison. Although the 256GB I guess you could say is plenty big enough for most peeps.

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