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OCZ ARC 100 series SSD 120, 240, and 480GB @ PC World from £44.99

£44.99 @ PC World
I know... another SSD deal but the prices for a high street store appear to be really good and the drives aren't bad either :D. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/components-upgrades/internal-hard-drive… Read More
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#4
Good price for 240GB..hot
1 Like #5
http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/

2nd place on overall value but 70th on read speed by the look of it.
#6
"I know... Another SSD deal"
Who cares? A deals a deal and that is a great high street price.
#7
Hot from me. Ordered one for my microserver
#8
this is better the kingston v300 by miles :) hot
#9
hot

Edited By: dajambo on Dec 18, 2014 15:58
3 Likes #10
I'm not sure I would, every OCZ SSD drive I have owned have gone wrong from a top end pci revodrives to vortex drives.
But now Toshiba is involved I just might get one.
Not a bad price though !!!!!!!
#11
tanabe
I'm not sure I would, every OCZ SSD drive I have owned have gone wrong from a top end pci revodrives to vortex drives.
But now Toshiba is involved I just might get one.
Not a bad price though !!!!!!!

You must have bad luck!

I've got two of varying size and age and ones on nearly 13000 hours and the other 7000!
#12
Me too had two ocz ssd drives both failed, hopefully I was unlucky
#13
I've have heard lots of negative things about this make from you lot over the years , but I've went ahead and ordered a 240GB OCZ SSD anyway.
If I have problems with it can I still blame you lot ?
#14
Great price, might order to use as a scratch disk.......
#15
Thanks, just picked one up.
#16
Ricko, they are now owned by Toshiba
#17
To be fair their returns procedure is great, both times I sent back under warranty and I was sent a replacement within days of them receiving it back
My only issue would be the drives but last time I owned an ocz was over 8 months ago
#18
I bought a 480GB today myself. The MX100 does much better in read tests, and so do pretty much all the recent drives but this one performs slightly better than the MX100 overall in benchmarks. In real world performance you probably wouldn't really notice any difference though.

I chose this because it comes with a 3 year shield+ warranty which means if it fails, they will send you a replacement one with a prepaid postage label for you to post your faulty one back in. Hopefully I won't have to use it though but good to see that they're confident with these drives.

One thing that was almost swaying me towards the MX100s though were that they have a 72TB write endurance whereas these Arc 100s only have 22TB write endurance. 50TB is a very big difference! I'm quite a basic user though and only play a handful of games so to me, I don't think I need to worry too much about it.

This is going to make the Alienware Alpha that I recently bought a speedy compact machine!
1 Like #19
Ulti
One thing that was almost swaying me towards the MX100s though were that they have a 72TB write endurance whereas these Arc 100s only have 22TB write endurance. 50TB is a very big difference! I'm quite a basic user though and only play a handful of games so to me, I don't think I need to worry too much about it.

Those are the minimum guaranteed figures for warranty purposes. Expect real world figures for both to be in the hundreds, even the thousands if you get a good one.

And 22TB is a huge amount. Easily £20,000 worth of games. Certainly nowhere close to the amount almost all users are going to be writing to the drive.
#20
EndlessWaves

Those are the minimum guaranteed figures for warranty purposes. Expect real world figures for both to be in the hundreds, even the thousands if you get a good one.

And 22TB is a huge amount. Easily £20,000 worth of games. Certainly nowhere close to the amount almost all users are going to be writing to the drive.

I just checked how much I've written to my Samsung 830 256GB since the day I bought it (Aug 2012) and I've written 8TB. Seems I write on average 4TB/year so yep, seems I won't have anything to worry about.

I'm surprised I've written 8TB to this drive though but I assume Samsung Magician is pretty accurate.
1 Like #21
Ulti
EndlessWaves

Those are the minimum guaranteed figures for warranty purposes. Expect real world figures for both to be in the hundreds, even the thousands if you get a good one.

And 22TB is a huge amount. Easily £20,000 worth of games. Certainly nowhere close to the amount almost all users are going to be writing to the drive.

I just checked how much I've written to my Samsung 830 256GB since the day I bought it (Aug 2012) and I've written 8TB. Seems I write on average 4TB/year so yep, seems I won't have anything to worry about.

I'm surprised I've written 8TB to this drive though but I assume Samsung Magician is pretty accurate.

You could try this popular app as a comparison:

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html
#22
carlpearce2000

You could try this popular app as a comparison:

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

Yeah that one says I wrote 8.5GB so I assume both are roughly right.
1 Like #23
Ulti
carlpearce2000

You could try this popular app as a comparison:

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

Yeah that one says I wrote 8.5GB so I assume both are roughly right.

TB hopefully ;).
#24
carlpearce2000
Ulti
carlpearce2000

You could try this popular app as a comparison:

http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

Yeah that one says I wrote 8.5GB so I assume both are roughly right.

TB hopefully ;).

Ah yeah TB. If only it was GB haha.
#25
Is there a good drive wiping software I can use to clear my Crucial drive that this is replacing?

I have one of those gadgets where you can access a drive in through a USB socket.
#26
have to say fair play to currys/pcworld, their instore prices quite often beat or at least compete with amazon which is very rare and I've never had any bad experiences with them.
#27
voted COLD.

You can pick up a Kingston 120gb ssd from Amazon for £39.45!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-120GB-Solid-2-5-inch/dp/B00A1ZTZOG
#28
Not sure this is a deal, when you can get a more reliable brand for the same price.
#29
Do these support full disk encryption like the Samsung EVO? In case it fails and I have to return it, or if I sell it in future, I'd like to be sure that my personal data can't be accessed.
#30
carlpearce2000
tanabe
I'm not sure I would, every OCZ SSD drive I have owned have gone wrong from a top end pci revodrives to vortex drives.
But now Toshiba is involved I just might get one.
Not a bad price though !!!!!!!

You must have bad luck!

I've got two of varying size and age and ones on nearly 13000 hours and the other 7000!

Unlike traditional hard drives, power-on hours don't mean so much to SSD's, its the amount of data written to the drive over time that matters.
#31
Dan__
voted COLD.

You can pick up a Kingston 120gb ssd from Amazon for £39.45!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-120GB-Solid-2-5-inch/dp/B00A1ZTZOG
£5 less for a far slower drive

Hardly cold unless you are clueless...,
#32
Worth paying more for a Samsung EVO 840 anyone? Should I go with this or the Crucial m500 also available at the same price?
#33
How would you compare this to say a Samsung EVO 840 in terms of real-world performance? I hate benchmarks. Ocz drives have a few more bad reviews then say something like Crucial. A crucial m500 is going for the same price on Amazon. Hmmm..
banned#34
EndlessWaves
Ulti
One thing that was almost swaying me towards the MX100s though were that they have a 72TB write endurance whereas these Arc 100s only have 22TB write endurance. 50TB is a very big difference! I'm quite a basic user though and only play a handful of games so to me, I don't think I need to worry too much about it.

Those are the minimum guaranteed figures for warranty purposes. Expect real world figures for both to be in the hundreds, even the thousands if you get a good one.

And 22TB is a huge amount. Easily £20,000 worth of games. Certainly nowhere close to the amount almost all users are going to be writing to the drive.
22TB, £20.000 worth of games? do you pay ~ £1 per 1GB of a game bought?LOL
#35
MrPuddington
Not sure this is a deal, when you can get a more reliable brand for the same price.

Yep I'm after a 512GB drive and £139.99 is a tenner cheaper than a Crucial which was the cheapest I can find, but at a tenner less it's just not enough with the bad rep OCZ have, yes they're owned by Toshiba now but it's not a big discount against a brand with a much better reputation.
1 Like #36
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MrPuddington
Not sure this is a deal, when you can get a more reliable brand for the same price.

Yep I'm after a 512GB drive and £139.99 is a tenner cheaper than a Crucial which was the cheapest I can find, but at a tenner less it's just not enough with the bad rep OCZ have, yes they're owned by Toshiba now but it's not a big discount against a brand with a much better reputation.
In the pre-Christmas sale, 480GB / 512GB went for 130 pounds a few times, I am sure that something similar will come along on boxing day.
#37
Dan__
voted COLD.

You can pick up a Kingston 120gb ssd from Amazon for £39.45!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Technology-120GB-Solid-2-5-inch/dp/B00A1ZTZOG

You must be mad to pick a V300 over, virtually, any other ssd in the same price range. They are that bad :/
#38
MrPuddington
fix
MrPuddington
Not sure this is a deal, when you can get a more reliable brand for the same price.

Yep I'm after a 512GB drive and £139.99 is a tenner cheaper than a Crucial which was the cheapest I can find, but at a tenner less it's just not enough with the bad rep OCZ have, yes they're owned by Toshiba now but it's not a big discount against a brand with a much better reputation.
In the pre-Christmas sale, 480GB / 512GB went for 130 pounds a few times, I am sure that something similar will come along on boxing day.

Kind of hoping for this as well. Price decreases on 500GB ssd seemed to come to a halt about half way through the year. Was expecting them to be sub £100 by now :( and 1TB ones to be getting close to the £200 mark.
#39
How reliable are 'new' OCZ (ie Toshiba rebrand) ?

Was not impressed when I last bought an OCZ card for £150 and had it fail overnight without warning within a couple of months (taking a lot of data with it).

Can't recommend SSDs enough to people. They make such a massive difference in general PC usage and are a massive boost for laptops in particular (which have slow HDDs and I constantly see people have laptops that are bogged down by constant HDD thrashing)
#40
I bought a 240gb around a month ago to stick in my laptop. Was running a 840evo in my desktop rig.

Let's be real here for a second, when you start looking at speed differences when you get up to the kinds of speeds SSDs are capable of, the average general purpose user, and tbh even most power users probably aren't going to notice a difference in performance.

even with rapid mode on my 840 evo, the arc 100 is faster booting by around 4 seconds (given my laptop has a slower processor and less RAM it's quite impressive) faster power off, pretty much un-noticeable difference in file transfer rate.

people seem obsessed with always having the top spec highest (on paper) performance SSDs in their rigs, when tbh the reality is, nearly any SSD is going to give a massive

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