OCZ Onyx series SSD 64gb or 128gb - £79.99 or £159.98 (free delivery) @ Dabs - HotUKDeals
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Great branded budget SSD. The 128gb SSD has better write performance according to OCZ website (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid-state-drives/sata-ii/2-5--sata-ii/value-solid-state-drives/ocz-onyx-series-sata-ii-2-5--ssd.html)

Possible Quidco/TCB 3% as well.
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1 Like #1
135MB/s, Write = 110MB/s 15,000 IOPS rubbish speeds for a SSD the kingston can be had for around the same price which is faster and personally if i where going to buy a SSD i would spen the extra and get a sandforce based drive which are nearly 3times the speed for around £94.

cold for poor specs the new OCZ SSD is one of the very best based on sandforce controller.
2 Likes #2
Mmmmm.. I thought the whole point of posting a deal is whether the deal is good (hot) or not (cold), not how far you can stretch your wallet. Sure, by paying 15-20% more, you can get much better performance, but necessary everyone needs faster speed consider its already a nice jump from hdd to sdd. This is probably not the best deal as I have just seen the same for similar prices.

Your argument is like someone posted a deal on a 1.8 BMW for £20K, but if you pay extra 15-20%, you can have a 2.0 liltre instead for £23K, same make, same car, but faster. Maybe this website should rename as http://www.HowFarDoesYourWalletStretch.com? Anyway, you're fully entitled to your opinion and votes.
#3
A good price for 120gb ssd, but read/write rates arnt as good as this one for only £10 more free P&P

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236497 - much better deal, only 2 left

But I am personally waiting for the new sandforce controller sf-2000 to come out either later this year or early 2011, hopefully hitting £1 per gb with faster transfer rates
#4
EDEN1881 person likes this

Maybe this website should rename as http://www.HowFarDoesYourWalletStretch.com? Anyway, you're fully entitled to your opinion and votes.


hahaha i like this, youve made me laugh today matey

personally its not a bad price, especially for a 128gb
#5
EDEN1881 person likes this
Mmmmm.. I thought the whole point of posting a deal is whether the deal is good (hot) or not (cold), not how far you can stretch your wallet. Sure, by paying 15-20% more, you can get much better performance, but necessary everyone needs faster speed consider its already a nice jump from hdd to sdd. This is probably not the best deal as I have just seen the same for similar prices.Your argument is like someone posted a deal on a 1.8 BMW for £20K, but if you pay extra 15-20%, you can have a 2.0 liltre instead for £23K, same make, same car, but faster. Maybe this website should rename as http://www.HowFarDoesYourWalletStretch.com? Anyway, you're fully entitled to your opinion and votes.

On the flipside, this site also isn't called http://www.PostTheCheapestPriceForEverything.com. I agree this is a good price for some people, and I wouldn't vote it cold, but surely a factor into whether something is a hot deal is the price and relative value of competing products?

It baffles me when people argue that something is undoubtedly hot when "you can't find it cheaper elsewhere." If your budget doesn't stretch any further, it might be a good reason to buy the cheaper, inferior product. But that doesn't necessarily correspond to it being a good deal.

Edited By: Samme on Oct 15, 2010 12:39: typo
#6
EDEN1882 people like this
This is probably not the best deal as I have just seen the same for similar prices.

Maybe this website should rename as http://www.HowFarDoesYourWalletStretch.com? Anyway, you're fully entitled to your opinion and votes.

no, but it's not http://www.CurrentUkPrices.com either.
#7
Surely advising people on the relative merits of different products isn't a bad thing? I thought it was good to know that my money might be better spent by investing a little more.. If I then decide I don't have the money to buy the more expensive better version and want to buy this then that'd be my choice.. I'm a big boy.. But voting something cold because you can buy something better for more money is just dumb.. vote on the relative merits of the deal itself, this is a good deal for what it is..

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#8
1nkling
Surely advising people on the relative merits of different products isn't a bad thing? I thought it was good to know that my money might be better spent by investing a little more.. If I then decide I don't have the money to buy the more expensive better version and want to buy this then that'd be my choice.. I'm a big boy.. But voting something cold because you can buy something better for more money is just dumb.. vote on the relative merits of the deal itself, this is a good deal for what it is..

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I did and dont call me dumb, Ebuyer where selling the kingston version a couple of weeks ago for less than this and its a way faster drive, not as if i have to answer for myself this drive is very slow for a SSD and there wouldn't be much if any difference over a standard F3 drive and at that price you could get a 2tb Drive and it would get its **** handed to it in a sling by a sata3 drive.

I don't know why i even bother to post anything because its just over your heads anyway as the whole point of buying a SSD is to up performance over a sata2 drive, This wouldn't so its not a worthwhile upgrade unless you just want bragging rights that you have a very old SSD in your PC and you have no scense at all and for the sake of around £10 you can buy a drive that's 3times the speed of this, If you cant afford the extra then maybe you shouldn't be thinking of upgrading or in this case downgrading your HDD.

Anyone whos usually thinking of SSD is either a gamer or has programs that would benefit from it and i doubt that those people myself included would shell out £80 for a slow SSD they would wait till they has the extra £10 and buy a new Corsair or OCZ drive as its all about transfer rates with these but obviously i wouldn't expect you to understand that as all you see is SSD and you think its the holy grail of computer upgrades and from what i remember Play where selling these off a couple of months ago for £50 so not a good deal there either.

Edited By: polly69 on Oct 15, 2010 18:15: spelling
#9
Actually, I wasn't calling you dumb, I was calling the action of saying somethings cold because you can spend more money and buy a better one dumb as thats always the case. But hey, maybe I shouldn't have bothered as it was obviously going to be over your head anyway. :p

Maybe not comparing everyone elses requirements to your own would help too, maybe some people want it for the lower noise aspect? Speed isn't the only factor.. Also comparing it to a deal on a drive thats not available shouldn't factor into it.

I was actually sticking up for you with my post and saying I agree that having the information is a good thing to make an informed choice on these things. But that doesn't mean people need to make a deal cold just because it doesn't fit their requirements. If this is the cheapest you can get that drive then thats a good deal in my books.

Personally I'll be waiting for the next gen ones too but I'll still give this a bit of heat.
1 Like #10
1nkling
Actually, I wasn't calling you dumb, I was calling the action of saying somethings cold because you can spend more money and buy a better one dumb as thats always the case. But hey, maybe I shouldn't have bothered as it was obviously going to be over your head anyway. :p

Maybe not comparing everyone elses requirements to your own would help too, maybe some people want it for the lower noise aspect? Speed isn't the only factor.. Also comparing it to a deal on a drive thats not available shouldn't factor into it.

I was actually sticking up for you with my post and saying I agree that having the information is a good thing to make an informed choice on these things. But that doesn't mean people need to make a deal cold just because it doesn't fit their requirements. If this is the cheapest you can get that drive then thats a good deal in my books.

Personally I'll be waiting for the next gen ones too but I'll still give this a bit of heat.


Ok fair enough i may have misunderstand what you where getting at. I cant heat up a deal that I think is poor value for money as for £13-14 more you can get the new OCZ from scan today aswell as the corsair both have read write speeds 2-3 times faster, in my opinion it doesn't make sense to buy something that's old tech and for not a lot more I would get the better one even if I had to beg borrow or steal the rest.

For me im not upgrading from my F2 drives as at the minute the price is dropping week in week out and when they get to the sweet spot i will either pick up the 128gb version or wait for the next gen versions as in my case if it aint broke don't fix it and there still very expensive especially if like me you have onboard sata3 because you can but a 1-2tb drive for the same price and the sata3 will certainly keep up with these SSD.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/60gb-corsair-force-f100-sandforce-9/778579
corasir with mounting kit

£91 sandforce

Edited By: polly69 on Oct 15, 2010 19:36: wrong
#11
Samme
EDEN1881 person likes this
Mmmmm.. I thought the whole point of posting a deal is whether the deal is good (hot) or not (cold), not how far you can stretch your wallet. Sure, by paying 15-20% more, you can get much better performance, but necessary everyone needs faster speed consider its already a nice jump from hdd to sdd. This is probably not the best deal as I have just seen the same for similar prices.Your argument is like someone posted a deal on a 1.8 BMW for £20K, but if you pay extra 15-20%, you can have a 2.0 liltre instead for £23K, same make, same car, but faster. Maybe this website should rename as http://www.HowFarDoesYourWalletStretch.com? Anyway, you're fully entitled to your opinion and votes.


On the flipside, this site also isn't called http://www.PostTheCheapestPriceForEverything.com. I agree this is a good price for some people, and I wouldn't vote it cold, but surely a factor into whether something is a hot deal is the price and relative value of competing products?

It baffles me when people argue that something is undoubtedly hot when "you can't find it cheaper elsewhere." If your budget doesn't stretch any further, it might be a good reason to buy the cheaper, inferior product. But that doesn't necessarily correspond to it being a good deal.


Disagree totally on your point. A good deal is one where product X is cheapest... Doesn't matter what product X is, that is for the consumer to decide whether it fits the bill.

I could get a far superior Inte X-25 drive for a lot more money from a site where it is the cheapest by £1 than the next cheapest...Or this one which is £10 (hypothetical, I didn't check) cheaper than the next cheapest. Which is better for the given product? Obviously the one that has more money off, irrelevant of which is "best".

Oh, and Sata 3 is a technology looking for a problem. There are zero mechanical drives that can saturate a Sata 2 interface, let alone Sata 3:

Sata 1 - 150Mb/s
Sata 2 - 300Mb/s
Sata 3 - 600Mb/s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA

A WD Velociraptor (one of the fastest mechanical drives out) has a sequential read of 136Mb/s, not even Sata1 speeds.

Some newer drives are approaching 140Mb/s, but nowhere near Sata2 speeds.

Lastly, yes, the corsair F100 IS a nice drive...I personally have 2x64Gb Kingston V+ drives in Raid 0, backed up with a 3xSamsung F3 in Raid 5 for data...and a NAS in Raid 1 for backup.



Edited By: karem_lore on Oct 15, 2010 20:28: Removed capitalization
#12
How about your Samsung F3 burst speed - pretty sure they have burst of 267 due to caching that you are not considering.

Agree with 69 above though- if spending £80 on a small amount of storage you want to see benefit of doing so as you can now pick up 30 times the storage at same price through the traditional drive route which performance wise does not vastly differ unless noise is really the issue to be addressed. Alternatively like the performance of your Kingston V+ purchases for just 15% more than posted here you really do have that Ferrari instead of what can be considered a Fiat Punto.
#13
karem_lore
A good deal is one where product X is cheapest...

Only if product X is worth buying in the first place. And I doubt that in this case - it is indeed substandard. The whole point of SSD is to get stunning performance at the expense of capacity. Without the stunning performance, it is a non-deal.
#14
MrPuddington
karem_lore
A good deal is one where product X is cheapest...

Only if product X is worth buying in the first place. And I doubt that in this case - it is indeed substandard. The whole point of SSD is to get stunning performance at the expense of capacity. Without the stunning performance, it is a non-deal.


That is subjective...Your opinion on quality or object is meaningless to people looking for an OCZ Onyx (which I agree with you on, it is not a great SSD)...

Currently there are a number of HD Ready TVs being sold for under £300...I think they are not worth buying, but they are still a good deal for what they are.

One of the hottest deals is an iPhone 4 for a total of £669 for 12 months...Over 3000%...Do I personally think it is a good deal? No, I think Apple hardware is WAY overpriced for what it is and an Android 2.1 or 2.2 based phone with a 1Ghz snapdragon far more appealing...Would I vote cold? No, cause it is the cheapest you can get it and there are thousands of people out there that obviously find it hot...
#15
nottelling1
How about your Samsung F3 burst speed - pretty sure they have burst of 267 due to caching that you are not considering.

Agree with 69 above though- if spending £80 on a small amount of storage you want to see benefit of doing so as you can now pick up 30 times the storage at same price through the traditional drive route which performance wise does not vastly differ unless noise is really the issue to be addressed. Alternatively like the performance of your Kingston V+ purchases for just 15% more than posted here you really do have that Ferrari instead of what can be considered a Fiat Punto.


Yep, Samsung F3 has a burst speed of 258.9...Point taken...as is the analogy...

My Kingstons in Raid 0 do give a high transfer rate...
#16
karem_lore
That is subjective...Your opinion on quality or object is meaningless to people looking for an OCZ Onyx (which I agree with you on, it is not a great SSD)...Currently there are a number of HD Ready TVs being sold for under £300...I think they are not worth buying, but they are still a good deal for what they are.One of the hottest deals is an iPhone 4 for a total of £669 for 12 months...Over 3000%...Do I personally think it is a good deal? No, I think Apple hardware is WAY overpriced for what it is and an Android 2.1 or 2.2 based phone with a 1Ghz snapdragon far more appealing...Would I vote cold? No, cause it is the cheapest you can get it and there are thousands of people out there that obviously find it hot...

Your argument has more weight for other products. To a lot of people, the iPhone 4 has no alternative. It has appeal beyond its performance. It also has subjective qualities. The same can be said (maybe to a lesser extent) with HDTVs: picture quality/sound, how it looks... all subjective (and in my mind, anyone who thinks it to be poor value should vote cold).

With computer components, is this really the case? You're never going to buy it because it looks nicer, or because you like the brand (unless that brand is associated with good performance/reliability). Does anyone really go looking for an OCZ Onyx because they want an OCZ Onyx, or because they want the best value SSD? I would think the latter.

Anyway, I'm willing to agree to disagree. Don't really fancy an argument, nor do I wish to hijack this thread. 8)
#17
Dabs have the 128GB Onyx for £149.98 with 93 in stock.

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