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Patriot PS-100 32GB 2.5" SATA-II - £64.61 @ Aria

£64.61 @ Aria PC
I know it is only a small drive, but £64.61 + delivery for a fast SSD is a bargain. Can't decide whether to sacrifice the 320GB in my Compaq Mini 311 for the speed of this? Buy quick as these will … Read More
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
I know it is only a small drive, but £64.61 + delivery for a fast SSD is a bargain. Can't decide whether to sacrifice the 320GB in my Compaq Mini 311 for the speed of this?

Buy quick as these will fly. Cheapest I have ever seen a SSD with over 200MB/S read and over 100MB/S write.
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#1
is delivery included at this price?
#2
l33t-krew
is delivery included at this price?


Nope, and a "+ delivery" should be included in the title because not everyone lives near enough to collect :)

Also...

[size=5][color=darkgreen]Read this review before making a purchase...[/color][/size]

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=878

Apparently Patriot are aware of the dire performance issues and are working on a better firmware. ETA on that is unknown. You can pick them up now whilst they're cheap (less cheap than they were last week at least) and hope the performance comes into line with other SSDs on the market when the new firmware is released, or buy another brand :)
#3
I agree with Cuddy, the reviews for this are pretty damn bad, not to mention the size is just to small for any feasible size, especially if you are using windows 7/ Vista.
#4
Thing with Aria is that you cannot collect the 'specials' from the counter, they force you to have it delivered and they have the worst customer service/returns I have ever experienced!
#5
Cuddy
Nope, and a "+ delivery" should be included in the title because not everyone lives near enough to collect :)

Also...

[size=5][color=darkgreen]Read this review before making a purchase...[/color][/size]

http://www.legionhardware.com/document.php?id=878

Apparently Patriot are aware of the dire performance issues and are working on a better firmware. ETA on that is unknown. You can pick them up now whilst they're cheap (less cheap than they were last week at least) and hope the performance comes into line with other SSDs on the market when the new firmware is released, or buy another brand :)


Tried to find a review before posting and didn't have much luck. That must be why they are this price, but I would imagine they will cost more once the firmware is sorted.

As for the usefulness of 32GB, I personally think it is fine for a portable 2nd computer. I can't think of 32GB of apps and OS's that I need on my Netbook including Windows 7. I only added the 320GB because it was spare and is used as an emergency portable hard drive :thumbsup:
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Ideally you'd use the 32Gb SSD to boot from, then have a secondary, larger drive to store data on.
#7
OooohMatron
Ideally you'd use the 32Gb SSD to boot from, then have a secondary, larger drive to store data on.


Exactly :thumbsup:
#8
Apart from the known performance issue, you could always buy two and put them as a RAID0 configuration on your desktop PC. Something to think about anyway.
#9
whatsThePoint
So what your saying is, its for people lacking in the trouser department that can't afford a flash car and think having windows load 30secs quicker will be just as impressive :whistling:


funny...but time is money
#10
OooohMatron
Ideally you'd use the 32Gb SSD to boot from, then have a secondary, larger drive to store data on.


I understand this entirely, but even so, 32gb is still pretty damn meagre.
#11
It will probably only improve Windows load speeds by a few seconds at the stated speeds, if you have a hard-disk (rather than a very slow flash memory SSD), you will likely see no performance improvements.

I'm a fan of SSDs, but there is a whole lot of ignorant assumptions, based on a few very expensive, very fast SSD drive's performances. The only advantage these cheaper SSDs offer is more robustability, if your laptop/netbook gets thrown around alot whilst it is on, it may help protect your data more effectively, otherwise save your money for in a couple of years when SSDs will be bigger and faster and more affordable.
#12
I have to say, looking at those speeds on the AS SSD benchmark in the review, the results for this drive are quite disappointing, something has definitely gone wrong with the access times too.

If you're looking to get a SSD I'd suggest pay more and get a proven one (i.e. Crucial M225) or just wait and see if the prices lower.

It does seem that the costs have gone up though. I have a M225 64gb which I bought from Novatech for around £100 mid last year. They're now selling it for around £170.

Honestly I think if anyone bought this Patriot product they will be disappointed.

Edit: Also, about the 32gb, if anyone does get one then keep in mind size of pagefile on top of C:\Windows (if you're going to install Vista or 7) ...unless you're running more than 4gb then you can probably turn the pagefile off.

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