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Thermal Grizzly TG-K-030-R Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut High Performance Thermal Paste - 11.1g / 3 ml - £17.44 - Kikatek

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Good Quality Thermal Paste. 11.1g will last you ages!! £17.44 when you pay via debit card. £19.60 on Amazon
Kevlar Engineer Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago14 Comments
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MX-4 is 2C hotter at most. Cold... quite literally too.

http://www.eteknix.com/thermal-grizzly-thermal-paste-vs-6-major-brands-review/3/
Kevlar Engineer
polarbaba
heat for the product... it's pricey.. but it's really good. not value for money though... but not everything comes down to that.

What paste would you recommend is good bang for buck??

Thanks


​Is MX4 retro now? I like it 8)
polarbaba
heat for the product... it's pricey.. but it's really good. not value for money though... but not everything comes down to that.

It's actually the best paste in terms of bang/buck. The OP linked an 11g tube. You can pick up a 1g one (enough for 1 pc) for £6. Compared to Arctic Silver, MX-4 etc, it's a good few degrees cooler. The only non-metallic paste that's better than it is the Diamond paste but that's much more expensive and difficult to get in the UK.

The other 2 pastes to consider are the Gelid Ultra and the prolimatech. Between these three the results are more or less the same so it just depends on which one is the cheapest but from personal experience with all 3, I have gotten the best results with Kryonaut.
Kevlar Engineer
polarbaba
heat for the product... it's pricey.. but it's really good. not value for money though... but not everything comes down to that.

What paste would you recommend is good bang for buck??

Thanks


​I would check reviews for that where they reviewed loads of pastes.

I did some research and purchased this based on performance alone. it suited my requirements.

sorry cannot be more help as I do not build pcs.
Kevlar Engineer
steffcip
I am using Prolimatech PK3 30g and used it for 50 PCs or so (few tubes :)) - cheaper than this and not much behind it in reviews
What paste would you recommend is good bang for buck??
Thanks
I had good results with PK3 (they sell it in 5g etc) with passive cooling PCs and Dells/HPs and 30g tube is pretty good price (£23-26)....
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Motorola Moto Z Play Black/Silver £339.42 @ Kikatek

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Excellent phone with an actual proven 50 hour battery life. Just bought one from here myself, best price I could find on one of these at the moment. Also available in the white and gold colour.
LazybeatX Avatar2m, 11h agoFound 2 months, 11 hours ago14 Comments
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how in gods name is this cold, im guessing most folk have never used this phone. I have one and I got it from JL for £370 and even at that price I am not complaining.

if you want to do your phone comparisons on paper, then more fool you. the phone is very snappy, very well built and the batter life is the best on any phone ever. 10hours sot easy for me, although thats mostly wifi.

my complaints are the camera is average at best, too dark and the price is too much. if thats just the new price due to the £ then so be it, but if JL ever come down £30 with their 2 year warranty, this phone would be the best value ever made.

once you get used to decent batter, you find it odd that other folk pay so much more for nowhere near....

32gb and SD card... although I wish there were more usb c products made for less money by reputable folk as thats a bit of a hassle.
I'd go moto over One plus. had a nightmare with my one plus 2 and months of waiting for repair.
Thanks I've asked for one myself.
£315 direct from Moto with a Unidays code. Ask for one - HERE.
parasitemol
stoney73
spencer24
Bit pricey for a mid range phone thanks Oneplus 3 money


​Better software support than the OnePlus 3


​My OnePlus One is running the latest version of Marshmallow so I would assume the OnePlus 3 will receive updates for a long time.


​In addition my Lenovo ZUK Z1 is still on 5.1.1 Lollipop so I wouldn't guarantee updates in the same way Motorola devices had when they were owned by Google.
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Duracell Batteries 24 AA £10.55 @ Kikatec delivered

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£10.55 for 24 AA batteries with free delivery I think I will stock up for Christmas now at that price. I hate them people who buy the kids toys at Christmas but don't included the required batter…
sharooney Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago7 Comments
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Not once you add the delivery on

Same number of batteries for more money?!?!?!
Bargain Buys sell 36 card packs of Duracell for £9.99. Still, I think Duracell are the worst alkaline batteries, so I never buy them. They often leak way before their best before date. I just use the GP Ultra or Kodak Max cheapest alkaline batteries, and have much better luck with them.
Or you could get 80 equally good batteries for that price from Wilko!
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Sony SWR510 Wrist Strap Classic (White) for SmartWatch 3 SWR50 - £14.58 kikatek

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Brought an SW3 about 10 months ago, strap finally broke after some rough handling so looked for a replacement Cheapest by far.. most sites are around £30 with the Sony website often sold out.. A…
milne6 Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago8 Comments
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useless company, after 3 days they decide to tell me they actually didn't have it in stock. first and last time i deal with the jokers
tommy6000009
Besides tell the time, what do these watches do exactly?

its has android wear on it do connect to a few apps.. get emails on it, reply to texts etc

I mainly use it for exercise.. check my speed and distance without getting my phone out.. plus it has a built in GPS so dont actually need my phone to track my running etc

I use it a look more then i thought when I brought it..
Besides tell the time, what do these watches do exactly?
doh! just went to order as mine has broke after only 5 months
excellent, looks like i got the last one
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Good find, just bought one.:)
WaveMotionEngine
Thanks for posting this. :) I've looked at several specification pages for the wire composition and gauge in the hopes of ensuring that it is pure copper of a good thickness. Has anyone been more successful than I and would share that information?
"Bare Stranded Copper...24AWG x 4pairs" http://www.belkin.com/us/A3L980-S/p/P-A3L980-S/
WaveMotionEngine
Thanks for posting this. :) I've looked at several specification pages for the wire composition and gauge in the hopes of ensuring that it is pure copper of a good thickness. Has anyone been more successful than I and would share that information?
Got < 1Gigabit speed with Duronic CAT6A and some and some other non brands.
Best one I've tried so far is Kabeldirekt CAT 6 cables and currently getting my house refurbed and rewired with them:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018M7GTK2

Going to try these belkin ones too to connect computers to the wall... Thanks OP
Thanks for posting this. :) I've looked at several specification pages for the wire composition and gauge in the hopes of ensuring that it is pure copper of a good thickness. Has anyone been more successful than I and would share that information?
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16GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 Flash Drive- 5 yr warranty, free delivery- Kikatek(UK seller)- £4.18

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Kingston's DataTraveler 100 G3 (DT100G3) USB-3 Flash drive with Sliding cap design, 5 year warranty and free delivery from this UK seller.
kkthomask Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago3 Comments
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Perfect!! This is exactly what I've been waiting for. Needed a couple cheap usb3.0 devices that I can leave a windows installation on for quick installs. Thanks OP.
I'm use it I can recommend
From £4.10 dlvd via the usual Amazon marketplace sellers. Not a particularly quick device considering it is claimed to be USB3 - I had to check the packaging on mine to convince myself I hadn't been sent a USB2 version. Think it may also have had a strange sawtooth-like writing speed varianace - eventually gave it away as the slow speed was frustrating.
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32GB USB-3 Verbatim Store 'n' Go V3 Flash Drive - £6.25 Kikateck(UK Seller)- Free delivery

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Good price for a 32GB USB.3. Couple of unimpressive reviews in Amazon for a different model(8GB) though but altogether 4/5 in 53 reviews. Slide and Lock mechanism protects the USB connector.Looking go…
kkthomask Avatar4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago7 Comments
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congrevecv
unfortunatly a 'what do you expect for the money' attitude dose not make it right
Calling it usb 3, when it is little better than usb2 is misleading customers, which there are laws about.
As it would work with USB 2, selling that way might be a better option, what do others say?


​a read speed of 80MB/s is faster than USB2's theoretical maximum, therefore it must have a USB3 storage controller. it's not really misleading, it's just a low-end USB3 drive, which the price reflects.
unfortunatly a 'what do you expect for the money' attitude dose not make it right
Calling it usb 3, when it is little better than usb2 is misleading customers, which there are laws about.
As it would work with USB 2, selling that way might be a better option, what do others say?
congrevecv
what kind of usb 3 speeds are these!!! Write Speed 25MB/s
Read Speed 80MB/s


​like most products, the faster you want it to go, the more you have to pay for it. what were you expecting for £6.25?
congrevecv
what kind of usb 3 speeds are these!!! Write Speed 25MB/s
Read Speed 80MB/s
True. They are poor. Toshiba's USB 3 are far worse though. Most makers thought they'd get away with write speeds not much better than USB 2, and only some even now are updating them to be FAR faster. (like Lexar and SanDisk for example -who were every bit as bad)
what kind of usb 3 speeds are these!!! Write Speed 25MB/s
Read Speed 80MB/s
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Motorola Flip Shell Cover Case for Moto G 3rd Gen £12.19 @ Kikatek

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So this may be a niche market (well anyone with a Moto G 3rd gen really). This is an official Motorola flip shell case. It replaces the back shell of the phone & has a flap that covers the front. £24.…
Stevio Avatar6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago3 Comments
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deja vu: paid a similar price for the 1st gen Moto G flip cover when Kikatek were one of the few sellers to have them in stock.
Got this case - it's really good.
Good price too - not everyone will be lucky enough to find a £1 bargain at Tesco!
I got lucky & got these from Tesco clearance bin for £1!!
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XSPC Radiator Screw Set 6-32UNC (Black) £1.10 inc P&P @ Kikatek

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Not the deal of the century or for everyone. Seemed very reasonable to me for correct screws for a rad I needed to put to use.
gupsterg Avatar7m, 3w agoFound 7 months, 3 weeks ago2 Comments
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Cheers :) , I tried some other PC screws I had which I thought would be appropriate but they weren't oO . Rather than wreck the threads on the rad I opted to purchase these. Perfect fit and ordered from the comfort of my armchair :) .

Edited By: gupsterg on Apr 15, 2016 19:00
great find if you need those type of screws for your water cooler :p
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simate
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subshah76
subshah76
I can use this card with samsung s4
And do this card cones with warranty
Can i use this card in my samsung s4?
And do this card comes with any warranty?
I'm like Kingston cards because they come with a LIFETIME warranty...which I don't think the other brands have...
Lifetime warranty doesn't mean your lifetime btw ;)
Ah...so how long is the product life?http://www.kingston.com/en/company/warranty#duration

Ask Kingston.
simate
jonspurs
subshah76
subshah76
I can use this card with samsung s4
And do this card cones with warranty
Can i use this card in my samsung s4?
And do this card comes with any warranty?
I'm like Kingston cards because they come with a LIFETIME warranty...which I don't think the other brands have...
Lifetime warranty doesn't mean your lifetime btw ;)

Ah...so how long is the product life?
http://www.kingston.com/en/company/warranty#duration
jonspurs
subshah76
subshah76
I can use this card with samsung s4
And do this card cones with warranty
Can i use this card in my samsung s4?
And do this card comes with any warranty?
I'm like Kingston cards because they come with a LIFETIME warranty...which I don't think the other brands have...

Lifetime warranty doesn't mean your lifetime btw ;)
subshah76
subshah76
I can use this card with samsung s4
And do this card cones with warranty
Can i use this card in my samsung s4?
And do this card comes with any warranty?

I'm like Kingston cards because they come with a LIFETIME warranty...which I don't think the other brands have...
£6.09 from Amazon.....
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Samsung 128GB Evo+ MicroSDXC memory card £44.98 @ Kikatek

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High capacity fast card should be suitable for recording 4K video on the new Samsung S7/S7 Edge (not sure if fast enough for GOPROs highest recording bitrates). Cheapest I've seen, let me know if
andyroo77 Avatar8m, 1w agoFound 8 months, 1 week ago16 Comments
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huangxq2
tringtruong
http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=5&q=2405838&API=true
ok this aint samsung but surely just as good?
Just wait a bit. the price has increased. Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s often sell at £30 in Argos and Amazon.
To be fair, Samsung Evo+ is slightly better Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s. But I would wait for Ultra coming down to £30. The difference does not worth 50% price increase.
I bought Samsung Evo+ 128GB at Christmas from amazon for £30.
The price may be cheapest at today, but not good price over time.
​The Sandisk Ultra 128GB is an inferior card. Did you get the Evo "plus" version at Christmas for £30? I'm skeptical.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-memory-128-gb-evo-plus-microsdxc-uhs-grade-1-class-10-memory-card-with-sd-2339405

Fair enough, cracking deal. Did the cards all check out as legit and up to speed?
andyroo77
huangxq2
tringtruong
http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=5&q=2405838&API=true
ok this aint samsung but surely just as good?
Just wait a bit. the price has increased. Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s often sell at £30 in Argos and Amazon.
To be fair, Samsung Evo+ is slightly better Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s. But I would wait for Ultra coming down to £30. The difference does not worth 50% price increase.
I bought Samsung Evo+ 128GB at Christmas from amazon for £30.
The price may be cheapest at today, but not good price over time.
​The Sandisk Ultra 128GB is an inferior card. Did you get the Evo "plus" version at Christmas for £30? I'm skeptical.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-memory-128-gb-evo-plus-microsdxc-uhs-grade-1-class-10-memory-card-with-sd-2339405

Edited By: Speculator on Mar 28, 2016 21:01
tringtruong
http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=5&q=2405838&API=true

ok this aint samsung but surely just as good?


​Nope. Inferior speeds.
huangxq2
tringtruong
http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=5&q=2405838&API=true
ok this aint samsung but surely just as good?

Just wait a bit. the price has increased. Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s often sell at £30 in Argos and Amazon.

To be fair, Samsung Evo+ is slightly better Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s. But I would wait for Ultra coming down to £30. The difference does not worth 50% price increase.




I bought Samsung Evo+ 128GB at Christmas from amazon for £30.

The price may be cheapest at today, but not good price over time.



​The Sandisk Ultra 128GB is an inferior card. Did you get the Evo "plus" version at Christmas for £30? I'm skeptical.
tringtruong
http://www.hotukdeals.com/visit?m=5&q=2405838&API=true
ok this aint samsung but surely just as good?

Just wait a bit. the price has increased. Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s often sell at £30 in Argos and Amazon.

To be fair, Samsung Evo+ is slightly better Sandisk Ultra 80MB/s. But I would wait for Ultra coming down to £30. The difference does not worth 50% price increase.




I bought Samsung Evo+ 128GB at Christmas from amazon for £30.

The price may be cheapest at today, but not good price over time.


Edited By: huangxq2 on Mar 28, 2016 03:03
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Samsung 64GB Evo+ MicroSDXC £16.98 @ kikatek

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Good microsd card at a better price than I already posted!
andyroo77 Avatar8m, 1w agoFound 8 months, 1 week ago9 Comments
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andyroo77
Retailer is Kikatek. Forgot to say price is this weekend only!
£17.33 with Free Delivery
Debit Card Discounted Price: £17.29
How do I get it for £16.98?


​Was 16.98 when posted, must've expired.
andyroo77
Retailer is Kikatek. Forgot to say price is this weekend only!
£17.33 with Free Delivery
Debit Card Discounted Price: £17.29
How do I get it for £16.98?
nickanuj
£16.79 at Amazon. Link
Plus shipping. Cold for your comment and Amazon.

Edited By: Dryosh on Mar 27, 2016 16:31
nickanuj
£16.79 at Amazon. Link



​Good find, not sure how I missed that!
dezbo8888
Will this work in a Samsung s5


​I believe it would.
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Targus Linx Toploading Zip Tablet Sleeve for Linx 10 Tablet LINX1010/SLEEVE - Kikatek £7.72 Free Delivery

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For 90% of the HUKD population who own a Linx 1010 from the daily deals for this tablet :) Here's a case oOO exciting. Amazon: £12.46 Kikatek through Amazon: £9.99 eBuyer: £8.49 I've just o…
Sirius Avatar8m, 2w agoFound 8 months, 2 weeks agoAdd Comment
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a bit cheaper 64gb micro sd card. £11.46 delivered @ Kikatek

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50p cheaper than previous deal,and pay by debit card and save 2p!!!!!
boru Avatar8m, 3w agoFound 8 months, 3 weeks ago5 Comments
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any idea if these would be fine with gopreo hero 4?
good point lanius,
£10.99 good price.
Lanius
These microSD card posts always confuse me since 7dayshop have been selling their own brand 64gb card for under £11 for 6 months now and the benchmarks shows them to be faster than every other budget card. I can attest to the speed claim.
Less confusing when factoring other considerations, such as Kingston warranty = lifetime, 7DS warranty = 2yrs.
These microSD card posts always confuse me since 7dayshop have been selling their own brand 64gb card for under £11 for 6 months now and the benchmarks shows them to be faster than every other budget card. I can attest to the speed claim.
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there are fakes on amazon too , as many ebay seller are on amazon too
leaston
Why is it fake? How do you know? I'd like to be able to spot one myself, but this looks fine at first glance. Can you share your knowledge and expertise with the rest of us please? oO
Don't buy sd or microsd cards from ebay unless its from a reputable well knows outlet, its way to risky man.
got it from amazon prime.
http://i68.tinypic.com/2lk75sj.png
deedeeidiom2
leaston
quackstar84
Take a gamble and risk receiving a fake from eBay for pennies cheaper or buy this at an excellent price and be sure to receive a real one. Do you use logic or not? lol
Ok, your logic is, just let me just clarify here...you reckon that because the online retailer (who I've never heard of) is selling this at 9p more than an ebayer means you aren't being sold a fake item. Interesting.
Your whole premise is based on the fact that the retailer is charging 9p more and so it's obviously a genuine memory card, right? Brilliant, I feel educated now. So, higher prices mean genuine products and trustworthy sellers. I'd never have known that and will remember it always. Thanks so much for your contribution (_;)
Your premise is that ebay sellers located in China (or drop shipping) are somehow equal in trustworthiness to an established, registered in the uk company.
Spout-off your somewhere else.
They are listed as being in the UK, not China.

I wasn't spouting, it was a genuine question :| Thanks all for your help.
Are these cards fast enough to use in the raspberry Pi?
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Sandisk Enterprise SD8SNAT 256GB SSD M.2 £56.03 @ Kikatek

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Description : Max Read: 546MB/s Max Write: 342MB/s Shock resistant, DEVSLP SATA low power mode, Windows WHCK certified Interface:SATA 6Gb/s Form Factor:M.2 Width:22 mm Weight:5.5 g Sandisk Z…
miker11 Avatar9m, 5d agoFound 9 months, 5 days ago22 Comments
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Glad i didn't buy it. Was happy because it was m.2 and have two on my Mb. Looking up tomahardware has the poorest performance in the cheap ssd range. Now lloking up which is the best there but whatever you do samsung is the one to have an eye on. Reading a bit more but the time I waste for saving 10-15£ over Samsung seems it's not worth it...
The write speed is a bit slower than some other drives as this one doesn't have a DRAM cache.
taz002dev
Oh. And how do I find out what controller it uses?

It's a Silicon Motion SM2246XT.
Hmmm. I must be the only one thinking about getting four of these for a TB RAiD0 boot/game drive for my haswell msi notebook. :)
Oh. And how do I find out what controller it uses?
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Kingston 32GB microSDXC card Class 10 UHS-I 45MB/s £6.49 @ kikatek

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Thanks to pavel76 - almost same deal was posted a while back but price has gone up - by 1p - and the post has got burried. A good price for a branded card.
zzzz Avatar9m, 2w agoFound 9 months, 2 weeks ago2 Comments
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Price now dropped to £6.01
Got this same one from Kikatek a short while ago. Very quick delivery.
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Sandisk Enterprise Z400S 128GB m.2 SSD, 5 year warranty, - £36.10 delivered - Kikatek

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Update: I have changed the deal to refer to M.2 ssd's as they ran out of stock for mSATA (available for special order) and they even cancelled my order which was confirmed while they had stock. M.…
Nexusfifth Avatar9m, 2w agoFound 9 months, 2 weeks ago41 Comments
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Gavin01
im still clueless as to how you work out what they fit?! beairng in mind ive no idea at all!
be nice in a laptop or htpc system?

It varies from device to device, newer laptops support usually at least one of the standards. (to add together with a hard drive) And best way to find out is to either look at the manual of your machine, (it lists all the ports there). Or, how I usually do it, Google your model number followed by M.2 ssd or msata ssd and you usually get an answer.

There are some laptops which only take these ssd rather than 2.5" ones but those laptops usually cost enough that 128GB is not an upgrade to start with. So I see these more as options to add while keeping a hdd and then moving os to it. (That is if you are lucky enough to have a port)

For htpc, things like nuc or brix almost all have msata or M.2 slots usually in addition to 2.5 inch slot, so you can have os on this ssd and data for a server on the large hard drive, making it usable as general purpose pc as well (this is my usage scenario).

Again these are just small ssd stripped down of all the plastic and having different connectors, so your laptop/htpc needs to support it.

Ti add it to a standard size desktop pc you need an adapter unless you have a built in slot (recent mobos only).
im still clueless as to how you work out what they fit?! beairng in mind ive no idea at all!

be nice in a laptop or htpc system?
fishmaster
Nexusfifth
fishmaster
Nexusfifth
fishmaster
Nexusfifth
titchyyyyy
What speeds are we looking at for the m.2 version?
Not sure if to go for this due to the low price or pay out £65 for the SM951 which has 2000mb/s read, 600mb/s write speeds.
Go for sm951 any day, but be sure it is compatible with your system. This is a SATA drive while sm951 is pcie. But the performance bump is pretty massive, I would even advise to go for sm951 256GB as it gets a double write speeds.
(I guess it depends on what you would use it for) but for the main drive the sm951 is about 5 times faster than this and while this will beat any hdd, sm951 will wipe the floor with an ssd. (I have installed one in a friend's laptop and was actually pretty jealous of the speed, as my lappy doesn't support pcie M.2s)...
SM951 is NVMe or AHCI based controller, NVMe being the preferable controller and the interface is M.2 usually mated with M.2 Gen 3. It's not PCIe as in it will fit in a PCIe interface, it's definitely M.2. If you want to interface it with PCIe then you can use a crap PCIe/M.2 interface card or something decent such as the Angelbird Wings PCIe to M.2 interface card.
I am not following you.
According to Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2
M.2 is a standard
SATA and PCIe are interfaces and
AhCI and NVMe are controller protocols.
M. 2 is confusing enough to me as it is but in my experience pcie means fast and SATA means (comparatively slow). I understand it also depends on the mobo in question (via the number of pcie lanes) but pcie are usually faster regardless.
The angelbird you are talking about looks like something to convert a standard pcie slot in a desktop to accept M.2 ssd, we are talking about laptops here and most new ones have this built in and all you need to do is slot it in and screw it down. I have done this a couple of times now, (admittedly only once with sm951)
M.2 isn't PCIe as a physical interface, it's M.2 as a physical interface. Pedantic maybe but correct.
I never said you are wrong, I simply said I don't follow what you were talking about and I still don't.
Ah well nothing I can do about that evidently.

On a second read of your comment I think I realise what you want to say and why the confusion arose.

You have a typo is instead of has, but that is irrelevant.

I guess you want to say that you can't just plug in an m.2 ssd in a pcie slot (where you would put graphics and expansion cards) because they physically don't match regardless of using the same protocol, so you need an expansion card.

We were talking about laptops which as a rule only ever have pcie slots designed for m.2 (ignoring the wifi card ones) so people often say pcie slot for what should be called m.2. slot as there is no ambiguity. But yes you are right that in terms of desktops it is a different thing.
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fishmaster
Nexusfifth
fishmaster
Nexusfifth
titchyyyyy
What speeds are we looking at for the m.2 version?
Not sure if to go for this due to the low price or pay out £65 for the SM951 which has 2000mb/s read, 600mb/s write speeds.
Go for sm951 any day, but be sure it is compatible with your system. This is a SATA drive while sm951 is pcie. But the performance bump is pretty massive, I would even advise to go for sm951 256GB as it gets a double write speeds.
(I guess it depends on what you would use it for) but for the main drive the sm951 is about 5 times faster than this and while this will beat any hdd, sm951 will wipe the floor with an ssd. (I have installed one in a friend's laptop and was actually pretty jealous of the speed, as my lappy doesn't support pcie M.2s)...
SM951 is NVMe or AHCI based controller, NVMe being the preferable controller and the interface is M.2 usually mated with M.2 Gen 3. It's not PCIe as in it will fit in a PCIe interface, it's definitely M.2. If you want to interface it with PCIe then you can use a crap PCIe/M.2 interface card or something decent such as the Angelbird Wings PCIe to M.2 interface card.
I am not following you.
According to Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2
M.2 is a standard
SATA and PCIe are interfaces and
AhCI and NVMe are controller protocols.
M. 2 is confusing enough to me as it is but in my experience pcie means fast and SATA means (comparatively slow). I understand it also depends on the mobo in question (via the number of pcie lanes) but pcie are usually faster regardless.
The angelbird you are talking about looks like something to convert a standard pcie slot in a desktop to accept M.2 ssd, we are talking about laptops here and most new ones have this built in and all you need to do is slot it in and screw it down. I have done this a couple of times now, (admittedly only once with sm951)
M.2 isn't PCIe as a physical interface, it's M.2 as a physical interface. Pedantic maybe but correct.
I never said you are wrong, I simply said I don't follow what you were talking about and I still don't.

Ah well nothing I can do about that evidently.
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What speeds are we looking at for the m.2 version?
Not sure if to go for this due to the low price or pay out £65 for the SM951 which has 2000mb/s read, 600mb/s write speeds.
Go for sm951 any day, but be sure it is compatible with your system. This is a SATA drive while sm951 is pcie. But the performance bump is pretty massive, I would even advise to go for sm951 256GB as it gets a double write speeds.
(I guess it depends on what you would use it for) but for the main drive the sm951 is about 5 times faster than this and while this will beat any hdd, sm951 will wipe the floor with an ssd. (I have installed one in a friend's laptop and was actually pretty jealous of the speed, as my lappy doesn't support pcie M.2s)...
SM951 is NVMe or AHCI based controller, NVMe being the preferable controller and the interface is M.2 usually mated with M.2 Gen 3. It's not PCIe as in it will fit in a PCIe interface, it's definitely M.2. If you want to interface it with PCIe then you can use a crap PCIe/M.2 interface card or something decent such as the Angelbird Wings PCIe to M.2 interface card.
I am not following you.
According to Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2
M.2 is a standard
SATA and PCIe are interfaces and
AhCI and NVMe are controller protocols.
M. 2 is confusing enough to me as it is but in my experience pcie means fast and SATA means (comparatively slow). I understand it also depends on the mobo in question (via the number of pcie lanes) but pcie are usually faster regardless.
The angelbird you are talking about looks like something to convert a standard pcie slot in a desktop to accept M.2 ssd, we are talking about laptops here and most new ones have this built in and all you need to do is slot it in and screw it down. I have done this a couple of times now, (admittedly only once with sm951)
M.2 isn't PCIe as a physical interface, it's M.2 as a physical interface. Pedantic maybe but correct.

I never said you are wrong, I simply said I don't follow what you were talking about and I still don't.
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4gb (1x4gb) crucial ddr3 for £15.36 with free delivery @ kikatek

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Been browsing for some ram and was gonna get 2gb, then spotted 4gb was only a few quid more. This seems like a cracking price. It's been like this for a while this is more an fyi
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you can get much better ram for price for example HyperX FURY Series 4GB DDR3 1600MHz £16.97
That's the stuff I have, got 4 of them for £12.99 a stick, replaced some old crucial stuff and it stopped the micro stuttering in GTA V.

Were your Crucial sticks running worse timings or were they faulty in some way?
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Probably worth posting that on its own, I checked hukd before posting and couldn't find any recent deals on ram.
you can post it if you like (_;)
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you can get much better ram for price for example HyperX FURY Series 4GB DDR3 1600MHz £16.97

That's the stuff I have, got 4 of them for £12.99 a stick, replaced some old crucial stuff and it stopped the micro stuttering in GTA V.
Probably worth posting that on its own, I checked hukd before posting and couldn't find any recent deals on ram.
you can get much better ram for price for example HyperX FURY Series 4GB DDR3 1600MHz £16.97

Edited By: brianzion on Feb 07, 2016 08:38
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