OCZ Petrol 3 SATA III 2.5" 128GB Solid State Hard Drive £92.39 Delivered By Novatech (Free Delivery Over £50) - HotUKDeals
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SATA 3.0 Performance at a Remarkable Price Point

Offered at superior price per gigabyte, the Petrol Series enables further adoption of storage technology designed to improve application performance and computing experiences over traditional hard drives, leveraging the SATA 6Gbps Indilinx Everest platform to deliver superior bandwidth and access and optimized for the complete spectrum of file types and sizes. Proprietary page mapping algorithms allow for steady mixed-workload performance, and advanced features unique to Indilinx include innovative latency reduction technology that enables superior read and write access times as low as 0.06ms. Equipped with Indilinx's proprietary NDurance™ technology, Petrol ensures the most consistent and reliable performance as well as minimized performance degradation. Putting the benefits of SSDs within the reach of all, Petrol delivers a faster, more responsive computing experience over traditional disk storage.

High Speed SSD Architecture

- SATA 6Gbps interface for use with today’s popular platforms
- Indilinx Infused; based on Everest Platform
- Proprietary page mapping algorithms for superior performance across all file sizes and mixed workloads
- Faster performance with compressed data
oMP3, JPG, RAW, PSD, OS X software, etc.
- Innovative latency reduction technology
- Strong performance at low queue depths (QD 1 – 3)

Enhanced Performance & Endurance over the Long Term
- Proprietary NDurance™ Technology to increase NAND lifespan
- Sustained performance; remains close to “fresh-out-of-the-box” performance


General

Height 9.3mm
Weight 83g
Compatability Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX, Linux
Device Type Hard drive - internal

Expansion/Connectivity Interface SATA 6Gb/s and backwards compatible 3Gb/s

Performance Seek Time .1ms
Max Read Speed 360 Mb/s
Max Write Speed 145Mb/s

Environmental Parameters Active Power Comsumption 2.7W
Idle Power Consumption 1.5W
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 70°
Ambient Temperature 0°C ~ 55°
Ambient Temperature 0°C ~ 55°
Storage Temperature -45°C ~ 85°
Shock Resistant up to 1500G

Warranty Warranty 3 Years
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I thought petrol prices were going up? Seems not! Heat added. 8)
#2
dont forget quidco 3%
#3
rhodyate
dont forget quidco 3%


And I've just noticed 3.03% with TopCashBack.
1 Like #4
Personally I'd recommend having a read of Tom'sHardware's most recent SSD comparison/VFM discussions at:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-review-benchmark,3139.html

It'll reveal a LOT about how not all SSDs are created equal.

MKD
#5
had this drive 2 about a month no issues, my lappy is sata 2 this made a nice difference.
1 Like #6
thanks just bought 10, need to stock up in case of strike ;)
#7
Forgive me for being thick, but why are these so expensive compared to normal harddrives? Is it the write speed?
#8
OWENBROWN2007
Forgive me for being thick, but why are these so expensive compared to normal harddrives? Is it the write speed?


The read speed is exceptionally fast. If you were playing a game for instance, all the loading times would be virtually instantaneous comparatively. For videos and audio, it wouldn't make much difference.
#9
good deal but, for an extra 8 quid, you could get the OCZ 120GB Agility 3..

- 525MB/s Read 500MB/s Write
- 85,000 IOPS
#10
OWENBROWN2007
Forgive me for being thick, but why are these so expensive compared to normal harddrives? Is it the write speed?


Normal hard drives = mechanical moving parts and made by the millions and are not expensive to make

New SSD (solid state drives) are just memory chips with no moving parts and therefore faster read write speeds

Hope that helps
#11
And because its fairly new - its expensive at the moment.
I bought a 64gb SSD in May 2009 for £150 - now they're only £50 !!
#12
Many thanks guys.
#13
The Petrol range is a little slower than current offerings but also, quite a bit cheaper.
#14
pauleden
The Petrol range is a little slower than current offerings but also, quite a bit cheaper.


uksalami
good deal but, for an extra 8 quid, you could get the OCZ 120GB Agility 3..

- 525MB/s Read 500MB/s Write
- 85,000 IOPS


but this ssd doesn't have a sandforce controller :) i haven't herd people complain about BSOD issues about this SSD yet.
#15
JumpinJames
thanks just bought 10, need to stock up in case of strike ;)

Do i need to panic buy some SSDs? :p
#16
Considering that you can get an Agility 3 for £100, this really isn't worth buying.
#17
Not sure why this is so hot. The Agility 3 or Corsair M4 is better value. This is cheaper, but not as good value.
#18
wolfman
Not sure why this is so hot. The Agility 3 or Corsair M4 is better value. This is cheaper, but not as good value.


is it not crucial M4 mate ?
#19
These are just about the worst SSDs on the market, in terms of reliability.

Please check the reviews here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227780

55% are 1* reviews.

For the record I have not seen an SSD with such a low rating.

I wouldn't install this SSD in my main PC if it were offerred for free (due to the possible loss of data and time wastage).

I would only install this SSD if I were paid £100 (this would cover me for the time wastage and possible loss of data).
#20
9El9Nino9

i haven't herd people complain about BSOD issues about this SSD yet.


Please visit the following link.
Plenty of people complaining about BSODs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-227-780&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
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CHECK COMENT 9, MADE BY RHODYATE. o.p i wonder where you got the deal from ?
OCZ Petrol 128GB SATA III SSD £99.99 @dabs
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#1
brookheather - Mar 08, 2012 09:38
The Agility 3 120GB is only a few more pounds and has much higher IOPS.


#2
BlueSmirnoff - Mar 08, 2012 10:39
It's not a bad spec, but well worth paying the extra £20 or so for an Agility or Vertex 2/3


#3
iscom - Mar 08, 2012 11:02
There seem to be a lot similar SSD's about, in various sizes, speed and prices. . .is there a chart showing all the various performance and data etc ?


#4
tWeetZ - Mar 08, 2012 11:33 - 1 person likes this
iscom
There seem to be a lot similar SSD's about, in various sizes, speed and prices. . .is there a chart showing all the various performance and data etc ?


try http://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD/65


#5
djfluff - Mar 08, 2012 16:28
I would go for Mushkin Chronos Same price, better spec / manafacturer (£99 + Shipping) from a 'super special'


Maximum Read: 550MB/sec, Maximum Write: 515MB/sec, Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 90,000 IOPS, Controller: SandForce SF-2281, 3 Years Warranty.




Edited By: djfluff on Mar 08, 2012 16:30


#6
MiiCK - Mar 31, 2012 00:03 - 2 people like this
It kinda defeats the object of a cheap deal when people say, £5 more for THIS, £20 more for THIS, well, why not just spend £500 and get the best, fastest, shiniest, most super drive out there.. This is a cracking amount of space for the price, sure it's OCZ but firmware updates and warranty will sort you out if any issues arise!


#7
spratty - Mar 31, 2012 00:20 - 1 person likes this
brookheather
The Agility 3 120GB is only a few more pounds and has much higher IOPS.

You can get the Agility 3 120GB for the same price as this:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-agt3-25sat3-120g-99-99-delivered-ebuyer-plus-quidco-1182111


#8
bigjoke - Mar 31, 2012 00:28 - 1 person likes this
petrol....
yes. i need some. all the stations are empty now. do i pay online and they deliver it to my door? how does it work? can i ask them to deliver to my office? Can i get a cashback too?

Thanks


#9
rhodyate - Mar 31, 2012 00:53
£92 at novatech


#10
rhodyate - Mar 31, 2012 00:58
£92 at novatech plus 3% quidco


#11
Agharta - Mar 31, 2012 01:01
MiiCK
It kinda defeats the object of a cheap deal when people say, £5 more for THIS, £20 more for THIS
£5 more on a £100 item is trivial especially if it’s a better product.

MiiCK
why not just spend £500 and get the best, fastest, shiniest, most super drive out there..
You are just being silly now.

MiiCK
Sure it's OCZ but firmware updates and warranty will sort you out if any issues arise!
I don’t feel so cavalier about my boot disk as without it I can’t .. erm… boot my system. OCZ don’t have a good reputation and you need to RMA to Holland which is expensive if you insure it and relatively slow.


#12
rhodyate - Mar 31, 2012 01:07
bigjoke
petrol....
yes. i need some. all the stations are empty now. do i pay online and they deliver it to my door? how does it work? can i ask them to deliver to my office? Can i get a cashback too?

Thanks

You'll be paying alot more for petrol by october this year because the government have come up with a plan to increase the price of fuel and you'll pay it because theres nothing you can do about it.


#13
MBeeching - Mar 31, 2012 03:45
Still a member of the Ocz club with no issues. Vertex 2 was the drive to have when I bought it, will be redundant when it's retired from my system.
It may involve fire, hysterical laughter and alcohol, but it was worth it at the time buying a 120gb SSD.

Still amazed by the complete lack of confidence in the brand. Especially on HUKD.



Edited By: MBeeching on Mar 31, 2012 03:47


#14
Agharta - Mar 31, 2012 04:14
MBeeching
Still amazed by the complete lack of confidence in the brand. Especially on HUKD.
When you look at how badly they rate for SSDs and previously for RAM you might understand why:

http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-7/components-returns-rates-5.html
http://www.behardware.com/articles/843-4/components-returns-rates-5.html

I have bought a lot of RAM over recent years (many 100s of GB) and OCZ were the only company that I consistently had problems with from new so stopped using them. I’d RMA stuff to Holland and get faulty stuff back sometimes.

After seeing the stunt they pulled with changing the specs of SSDs without relabeling them I decided never to touch their SSDs either and judging by their return rates I’m glad I boycotted them. It’s as much to do with disgust at their incompetence and poor tactics as reliability.


#15
cbatten - Mar 31, 2012 07:50
i must have been lucky, no problems with ocz agility 3


#16
simate - Mar 31, 2012 08:08
" Yes, it's OCZ but worth at this price."

No it isn't.


#17
fishmaster - Mar 31, 2012 08:52
Given the name I wouldn't be surprised if the government add 3p to the price of these later in the year. Get in now and beat the increase!


#18
J400uk - Mar 31, 2012 10:57
Stone cold from me, unless you desperately need the extra 8GB may as well just buy the Agility 3 for same price on ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/268244-ocz-120gb-agility-3-ssd-agt3-25sat3-120g-agt3-25sat3-120g


#19
MrMarvelous - Mar 31, 2012 11:13
Yes, it's OCZ but worth at this price.


When will people learn that no matter what the price is, OCZ are still garbage?

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