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Its BACK! - Samsung 64GB 2.5" SATA-II MLC SSD @ UK's Lowest Crazy Price!! - £91.99 delivered + 3% Quidco @ Novatech

£91.99 @ Novatech
"The last time we did a special deal on the 64GB Samsung SSD Drive we sold approximately 2000 units in the space of a week or two with people complaining for us to get more but at the time no stock wa… Read More
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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
"The last time we did a special deal on the 64GB Samsung SSD Drive we sold approximately 2000 units in the space of a week or two with people complaining for us to get more but at the time no stock was available anywhere. However we have found some stock and a lot of it!

We have 1000 units arriving early next week, over 300 are already allocated to other departments but at the moment we have circa 650 spare but we predict once more they won't last long as this time were doing an even better price on these drives!"

Samsung's Solid State Drive (SSD) is an advanced NAND flash-based solution for traditional storage, leveraging the company's longtime leadership in memory technology. This next-generation solution offers several advantages over rotating magnetic media such as significantly lower power consumption, remarkable ruggedness, high reliability, less weight and outstanding performance.

The SSD system is currently selling as an alternative high-end storage device for notebooks by many major PC manufacturers. The SSD's weight is less than that of a conventional hard drive, thus further increasing easy system portability. The device also uses significantly less power. This gives users more battery life.

Samsung's Solid State Drive performance is greater than traditional storage. In addition, random search times are the faster on the SSD, which is not subject to fragmentation and maintains its performance over time.

As a non-volatile storage device, the SSD has no moving parts such as the motor, disks and heads of a hard drive. Thus it eliminates spin-up time, seek time and rotational latency while delivering sustained high-speed data transfers. The SSD's lack of moving parts makes it noise-free and its ultra-low power consumption virtually eliminates heat emissions.

The SSD is also highly rugged, standing up to shock and vibration. These performance features make it well suited to a broad range of users. These include "road warrior" business professionals, as well as those in demanding military and industrial areas. Samsung designed the SSD's footprint to be interchangeable with a hard disk drive. Furthermore, because the SSD is form-factor agnostic, the flash components can be arranged to meet virtually any size or shape configurations.


Features
- Read Speed of 90MB/s
- Write Speed of 70MB/s
- Onboard 64MB Cache
- Samsung Controller
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#1
can i replace the SSD im my Asus EE PC 9 inch model with this!!
#2
If you've got the HDD model - yes!
#3
RUUUN EVERYBODY GRAB IN, FIGHT, KILL, PUSH YOUR WAY IN!!! :x
#4
Tempting, but too small for me - I would want at least a 128GB drive and don't have the space for RAID.
#5
Form factor agnostic


Lol, what a peculiar way of phrasing it!
#6
Minimal performance gains, if any. Just a fad and only worth using if priced close to standard HDD's.
#7
Bought the SLC one when it was on offer - stuck it in my laptop - the battery life improved by about 30%, and the load times for the OS and applications were improved by about 400%.

Highly recommended upgrade - stick your OS on it (Windows 7 or some flavour of linux) and you won't look back.
#8
razagilani
Minimal performance gains, if any. Just a fad and only worth using if priced close to standard HDD's.


That's very inaccurate.

Almost all PC sites argue that an SSD is currently the most worthwhile upgrade for a PC, providing you avoid the JMicron controllers.

It's not a 'fad', SSD's are being deployed to many netbooks as standard hardware, Apple are using SSD in their performance machines, when prices drop, sizes increase and performance continues to improve it's likely they will eventually replace HDD.
#9
Just ordered two for myself. Gonna have a bit of Raid action with these bad boys :-D
#10
I'm not gonna bother,

If you're gonna spend mega money on SSD theres no point unless you go for the high speed stuff that reads well over 200MBs and writes over 160MBs

- otherwise I cant justify the cost personally..
#11
bilal101
I'm not gonna bother,

If you're gonna spend mega money on SSD theres no point unless you go for the high speed stuff that reads well over 200MBs and writes over 160MBs

- otherwise I cant justify the cost personally..


I agree... HDD's are still much better value.
#12
bilal101

If you're gonna spend mega money on SSD theres no point unless you go for the high speed stuff that reads well over 200MBs and writes over 160MBs


Access time is the biggest plus point, NO hard drive can match these SSD's for that. May i ask what you use you computer for that requires such massive data throughput? are you a video editor?
#13
Hosain H
I agree... HDD's are still much better value.


What a load ot TOSH, dont generalize.

It all depends on what you will use the device for, but agreed HDs are better for storage due to lower £/GB, but SSDs tend to be better for people who 'work'!
#14
abaxas
but SSDs tend to be better for people who 'work'!


and gamers :-D
#15
SSD looks like the future of storage. shame it took so long!
#16
We will look back at this in 5 years and be like "£92 for just a 64GB SSD!?! LOLOLOLOL"
#17
Who?
We will look back at this in 5 years and be like "£92 for just a 64GB SSD!?! LOLOLOLOL"

Probably in 6 months...
#18
Lets go back to 1995....

I bought a quantum 'empire' scsi hard disk for just over £500.

540MB (yes about 1/2gb) of super turbo 5400 rpm goodness.

God it was fast.
#19
kamaran
That's very inaccurate.

Almost all PC sites argue that an SSD is currently the most worthwhile upgrade for a PC, providing you avoid the JMicron controllers.

It's not a 'fad', SSD's are being deployed to many netbooks as standard hardware, Apple are using SSD in their performance machines, when prices drop, sizes increase and performance continues to improve it's likely they will eventually replace HDD.


ahem
all the studies I have seen show 5400 HDDs are faster then SSDs
also the latest HDDs draw less power (google it)
on top of that, the fact that SSDs are only good for around 10000 writes (so need to constantly remap cells to redundant ones to last longer) - bad news for cache. HDDs are good for millions of writes.

The whole SSD thing is so overated. I had an asus and acer ssd machine, swapped them both for an HDD machine and now I feel I can breath again!
#20
I can remember paying £350 for a 50MB hard disk+controller for my Amiga 500. Gigabytes were unheard of then.

Also on one of my first computers, the controller was as big as an atx motherboard.

Anyone remember the Nascom 1 and 2 computers? Before the Sinclair ZX80 was even thought of.
#21
Punish3r
SSD looks like the future of storage. shame it took so long!


why ?
#22
jouster
can i replace the SSD im my Asus EE PC 9 inch model with this!!


No, since the Eeepc uses PCI-E modules, not 2.5" drives.
#23
These offer no benifit to a HDD in a ps3, read a bit on ign.com where they compared load times and install times and the benfit was very very minimal.
#24
I still think the WD VelociRaptor would certainly give these a run for their money :D
#25
bilal101;5347791
- otherwise I cant justify the cost personally..

Imagine one of these in my NC10 - bettery battery life, snappier in general, lower heat, no moving parts...
colonel;5347938

The whole SSD thing is so overated. I had an asus and acer ssd machine, swapped them both for an HDD machine and now I feel I can breath again!

Netbooks with SSD's usually have the slowest rubbishest ones they can get.
#26
yeah not the same offer, i got the SLC ones (rated 110/90 but really faster) for about £115 - not sure these are fast enough for a desktop.. could be nice for a laptop though.

@ all the people rubbishing SSDs - you've obviously never used a good one. access times are 2 orders of magnitude better than any HDD and it shows.

also Samsung SSDs draw about half a watt peak IIRC - no way any HDD uses less power than that.
1 Like #27
colonel
ahem
all the studies I have seen show 5400 HDDs are faster then SSDs


Lol, whut?! Dude, what are you talking about??!! 5400 RPM HDDs are not faster than almost all SSDs. Most new SSDs perform faster than a WD Velociraptor, the fastest HDD out there. (Google it).

colonel
also the latest HDDs draw less power (google it)


They draw less power because they have a slower rotation speed and are therefore slower.

colonel
on top of that, the fact that SSDs are only good for around 10000 writes (so need to constantly remap cells to redundant ones to last longer) - bad news for cache. HDDs are good for millions of writes.


Where are you getting your information from? It's complete rubbish. Performance does degrade over time but then again so does HDDs. I suggest you read this from Anandtech, it might open your eyes.

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531

colonel
The whole SSD thing is so overated. I had an asus and acer ssd machine, swapped them both for an HDD machine and now I feel I can breath again!


SSDs are the future. As with all new technologies there were some initial teething problems but these have mostly been ironed out. The SSDs of today are completely different animals compared the SSDs of yesteryear.
#28
Back on topic. This drive is cheap for an SSD but it doesn't really seem to be a great drive. There's a review from Anandtech for its successor and real world performance was good but hardly amazing.

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3311&p=8

I think that unless you're getting a high end SSD such as the OCZ Vertex, the Velociraptor would be a much better buy.
#29
AntiHeroUK
and gamers :-D


Not really - you shouldnt be accessing the HD during the main "action" of a game so i doubt it'll make any difference. It might help load times if there are a lot of small files, but with bigger files I think the HD would probably edge it as i believe sustained transfer is a bit better on HDs.
#30
I bought the SLC version when it was offer for £99, and popped it in my Advent 4211 (MSI Wind u100). I can say it's a lot faster, silent, cooler and battery life has dramatically improved. Well worth it for a netbook / notebook imo.

I wouldn't get one of these for my main PC though, going to wait until they get cheaper and faster. Raid-0 Raptors are good enough atm.
#31
Gort1951
I can remember paying £350 for a 50MB hard disk+controller for my Amiga 500. Gigabytes were unheard of then.

Also on one of my first computers, the controller was as big as an atx motherboard.

Anyone remember the Nascom 1 and 2 computers? Before the Sinclair ZX80 was even thought of.


Hey there old-timer. Yes my first computer was a Nascom 2. I still have the reciept for a 16KB(yes that is KB) expansion board that was £178.

My first hard drives were a pair of Seagate 5.25" 20MB drives with housing and controller for an Acorn Archimedes, £450 plus from memory.

Back to the SSD saga. I think they are generally over-hyped unless you can afford the really top end units, they fly but are so expensive. If I needed something shockproof then I would get one, but for now I am happier with WD 320GBs.
#32
Plenty of info on the drives can be found on the Overclockers forum
#33
Other than the response time, these really aren't much different from a traditional hard disk.

laze
#34
Heat and rep added.

I've just ordered three of these. One for my laptop and two for my desktop!
#35
Cheers, picked up a couple to play with.
#36
laze
Other than the response time, these really aren't much different from a traditional hard disk.

laze


Silent, less heat, extremely low power......
#37
AshMcConnell
Not really - you shouldnt be accessing the HD during the main "action" of a game so i doubt it'll make any difference. It might help load times if there are a lot of small files, but with bigger files I think the HD would probably edge it as i believe sustained transfer is a bit better on HDs.


It's all about load times, at least for me personally..

Raid is where these drives come into their own. I'll be doing a review of them when I get them so expect it to be added here in due course :)
#38
ryderage
I still think the WD VelociRaptor would certainly give these a run for their money :D


I have them in a RAID setup and they sound like a jet taking off. Thanks OP for these, just bought 2, as I missed out on the deal before. Finally some computer silence. Worth it just for that!!!!

xmal
#39
razagilani
Minimal performance gains, if any. Just a fad and only worth using if priced close to standard HDD's.


For 3 times the price you can get a ssd drive over twice as fast in read and write, better random access speed and burst speeds also twice as big. Its not released for another week but its a step in the right direction.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?GSK-SSD12F

Not for everyone granted.
#40
PhoenixRising
Lol, whut?! Dude, what are you talking about??!! 5400 RPM HDDs are not faster than almost all SSDs. Most new SSDs perform faster than a WD Velociraptor, the fastest HDD out there. (Google it).



They draw less power because they have a slower rotation speed and are therefore slower.



Where are you getting your information from? It's complete rubbish. Performance does degrade over time but then again so does HDDs. I suggest you read this from Anandtech, it might open your eyes.

http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3531



SSDs are the future. As with all new technologies there were some initial teething problems but these have mostly been ironed out. The SSDs of today are completely different animals compared the SSDs of yesteryear.


what makes you think ssds are the future. and what makes you think they are new. They anything but new!
people have been saying that for 20 years, but they are not. none of the metrics say they are any better the hdds.

you don't understand my point about maximum writes. SSDs simply do not last very long, and the probability of failure is massive after more then a few 1000 writes. They are simply not satisfactory for either long term storage, or computers used at all intensively.

You are right, my point about HDDs being faster across the board is not correct. It seems the newer SSds are able to keep up, and many are faster then notebook size drives.

however all my other points are correct. in addition, obviously, the price/capacity ratio of SSD is pants. Even if it was better, I wouldn't buy one of these limited life pieces.

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