OCZ 60GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" r=285MB/s w=275MB/s £130.23 @ Ebuyer (now £124.99) - HotUKDeals
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Direct link here: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225415
Quickcode number: 225415
Model #: OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G

Amazing drive this for any person on a budget, and Ebuyer have just dropped the price on it. It's sata 2, but it's the random and sustained write speeds that makes this drive perform well.

For more info click on specifications from this link:
http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid-state-drives/sata-ii/2-5--sata-ii/performance-enterprise-solid-state-drives/ocz-vertex-2-sata-ii-2-5--ssd.html

price now £129.98 still hot!!!
- *Sloman*
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#1
Oh and it's got free delivery if you choose the 5 day option.

Edit: It also comes with the mounting bracket. 2.5 ->3.5"

If you're voting cold then please explain why.


Edited By: Droid on Jul 30, 2010 11:39: extra details
Edited By: Droid on Jul 30, 2010 11:43: .
#2
Best price out there so far 133 @ Scan on Today Only
#3
Great find! Absolutely brilliant SSD, just about the fastest sata II you can buy at the moment, from an excellent company with 3 year warranty. I think it's being voted cold by those who are judging it against the price of a traditional spinning drive.

60gb is enough for your operating system, and main program/ games, and then you can use your cheap traditional drive for data. The performance boost you gain from this drive for £130 compared to an old fashioned drive is amazing, not to mention the durability and power saving.
#4
good price i just bought the 64gb crucial ssd c300 for my xps for £108 including quidco but this seems to have better write speed.
#5
Keep thinking of getting one of these to replace my x-25 gen 1, but think im gonna wait for the next gen ones and till i upgrade my mb to sata 3 etc.

But good price, and recommend for anyone who doesn't currently have an ssd
#6
So tempting!
#7
Cripes that's a good price for an amazing bit of kit.

I'm personally not going to get one as my OCZ Agility is still holding up fine. I'll probably wait for SSDs to start saturating SATAIII and then give it another look. An SSD that can use the full bandwidth of SATAIII should be over twice as fast as this (already very fast) drive.

Although, I'm pretty tempted to hook two of these up in RAID0. It would be painfully fast.

Edited By: OliWarner on Jul 30, 2010 13:17: Raa
#8
OliWarner
Cripes that's a good price for an amazing bit of kit.

I'm personally not going to get one as my OCZ Agility is still holding up fine. I'll probably wait for SSDs to start saturating SATAIII and then give it another look. An SSD that can use the full bandwidth of SATAIII should be over twice as fast as this (already very fast) drive.

Although, I'm pretty tempted to hook two of these up in RAID0. It would be painfully fast.


As fast as one of these ? :) ( Read 540MB/s, Write 450MB/s, 70K IOPS)
Woot !

http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1281253-a.jpg

Edited By: djfluff on Jul 30, 2010 14:19: pic
#9
This is proper Sandforce controller
None of the C300 (read 300 write 75!)

Get 2 for a stupidfast raid with very low overheads

COCO
#11


You might want to hold off on flashing until others have done so first, just to be sure it's ok. There have been plenty of firmwares in the past that have bricked units. Best not to be the first to try anything like this. :)
#12
Worked OK for me :)
#13
jpearn
Worked OK for me :)


You've tempted me to do it now. If it blows up I blame you. :p
#14
Anyone know if ssds require any sort of maintenance or does windows 7 take care of it?
#15
thanks ordered! :)
#16
Borat
Anyone know if ssds require any sort of maintenance or does windows 7 take care of it?

Windows 7 will handle the TRIM which is available on this drive

Edited By: jpearn on Jul 30, 2010 19:14: Spelling
#17
Borat
Anyone know if ssds require any sort of maintenance or does windows 7 take care of it?


Once you have run the windows experience indexer Win 7 sets everything up for you on its own. No need to do anything else.
#18
Droid
Borat
Anyone know if ssds require any sort of maintenance or does windows 7 take care of it?


Once you have run the windows experience indexer Win 7 sets everything up for you on its own. No need to do anything else.


Thanks for answering
#20
tempted, but i just got USB 3.0 sata 6 add on card, so waiting for something to really make use of it, but ive got a feeling ill be waiting a long time.
#21
Excuse my non-techy ignorance, but what is the advantage of getting one of these? 60gb does not sound like a lot of storage for a drive. I know SSD's are more reliable, sturdy, fast etc... but when you can get 1TB of storage for under £50 now, I don't what what these things would be used for. Obviously they must have another function I'm not aware of!
#22
Shows as £130.23 now but still cheap
#23
philip697
Excuse my non-techy ignorance, but what is the advantage of getting one of these? 60gb does not sound like a lot of storage for a drive. I know SSD's are more reliable, sturdy, fast etc... but when you can get 1TB of storage for under £50 now, I don't what what these things would be used for. Obviously they must have another function I'm not aware of!

SSD hard drives are meant for speed. You put you OS on this drive and all your programmes will load quicker and your system will boot quicker. Large 1TB+ drives are meant for storing files that you access very in frequently.
#24
I've just bought the 100GB one of these, it really is a fantastic drive.

For example, on Snow Leopard, Photoshop CS5 opens in just under 2 seconds, as opposed to about 20 seconds with my old hard drive.

Edited By: bma1445 on Jul 31, 2010 10:21: I doubt the queen could afford a 100TB drive :P.
#25
It's gone up 25p over advertised price, for that reason, cold.

... j/k. This is a very hot price for a super fast drive. I shouldn't buy it... shouldn't......

bma1445
I've just bought the 100TB one of these, it really is a fantastic drive.

For example, on Snow Leopard, Photoshop CS5 opens in just under 2 seconds, as opposed to about 20 seconds with my old hard drive.
100TB!

Edited By: soap_box on Jul 31, 2010 10:10: Typo
#26
no price in title
#27
TaylorBA
philip697
Excuse my non-techy ignorance, but what is the advantage of getting one of these? 60gb does not sound like a lot of storage for a drive. I know SSD's are more reliable, sturdy, fast etc... but when you can get 1TB of storage for under £50 now, I don't what what these things would be used for. Obviously they must have another function I'm not aware of!
SSD hard drives are meant for speed. You put you OS on this drive and all your programmes will load quicker and your system will boot quicker. Large 1TB+ drives are meant for storing files that you access very in frequently.

Thanks for explaining bud. Seems a good device if you've got the cash spare. Unfortunately I'm a pauper and will just have to make do with crippling speed!

Edited By: philip697 on Jul 31, 2010 10:16: SP
#28
Am waiting for the sata 3 drives which should have a decent knock on effect and make these more mainstream.
#29
Has someone expired it just because it's gone up 25p? It's still in stock and still the cheapest around. Can someone unexpire pls?

hotuklols

no price in title


Well theres the big picture right next to it with the price underneath so why does it need the price in the title?


Edited By: Droid on Jul 31, 2010 10:45: .
Edited By: Droid on Jul 31, 2010 10:48: .
#30
Needs to be unexpired so I can add some heat to this bad boy. A 25p increase shouldn't really warrant an expiry.
#31
Unexpire it's still available at very slightly more. 46 in stock still at time of writing.
#32
Price in the title is handy so you can see it without clicking on the actual thread (in the main forum)

To get a mod to unexpire, click the report post button on your original post as this alerts a mod, Ive done it so should be unexpired soon.
#33
russ
Price in the title is handy so you can see it without clicking on the actual thread (in the main forum)

To get a mod to unexpire, click the report post button on your original post as this alerts a mod, Ive done it so should be unexpired soon.


Thx. On mine it shows the price next to every picture on the same line as the thread title. Doesn't it show that on your pcs too?

Right I've now modified the title so it should show the updated price for you.

Thx for un-expiring it whoever did that.


Edited By: Droid on Jul 31, 2010 11:59: price added.
Edited By: Droid on Jul 31, 2010 12:01: thx
#34
Oh, I see what you mean Droid - on mine I set it to not show pictures so i get more deals on screen without pics. I guess its just different settings. Nice find btw, heat added! :)
suspended#35
£1 cheaper on scan's today only if you get free delivery or want to collect it.
#36
hajj_3
£1 cheaper on scan's today only if you get free delivery or want to collect it.


Link here

It's £137.36 +delivery charge on Scan.
#37
philip697
Excuse my non-techy ignorance, but what is the advantage of getting one of these? 60gb does not sound like a lot of storage for a drive. I know SSD's are more reliable, sturdy, fast etc... but when you can get 1TB of storage for under £50 now, I don't what what these things would be used for. Obviously they must have another function I'm not aware of!

You save about 20 seconds on tasks....
#38
Droid
hajj_3
£1 cheaper on scan's today only if you get free delivery or want to collect it.


Link here

It's £137.36 +delivery charge on Scan.

Its in their today only section at £129.24

Edited By: TaylorBA on Jul 31, 2010 13:16: linky
#39
Wolf
philip697
Excuse my non-techy ignorance, but what is the advantage of getting one of these? 60gb does not sound like a lot of storage for a drive. I know SSD's are more reliable, sturdy, fast etc... but when you can get 1TB of storage for under £50 now, I don't what what these things would be used for. Obviously they must have another function I'm not aware of!

You save about 20 seconds on tasks....


No the entire operating system is faster. This drive has some of the best 4k performance from an SSD. If you've never used one you can't appreciate the difference a decent SSD makes.
#40
I'm sorry but I've expired because it's cheaper on Scan. I know it's only 99p but still cheaper.

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