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Samsung 64GB SSD - £86.24 @ Novatech

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Samsung 64GB SSD - £86.24 @ Novatech

Looks like a great price for a 64GB SSD.
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#1
[FONT=Verdana]Not a bad price that - here's the previous deal thread for it (think it's the same one but can't access their website just now).

Its BACK! - Samsung 64GB 2.5" SATA-II MLC SSD @ UK's Lowest Crazy Price!! - £91.99 de - HotUKDeals Forum
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411224

Heat from me! :-D

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#2
[FONT=Verdana]3% cashback for all sales, according to Quidco.

Quidco - Novatech Cashback
http://www.quidco.com/novatech/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#3
These drives are sloooooow.......
#4
crazymonkey;6072807
These drives are sloooooow.......


[FONT=Verdana]What performance issues were you seeing, as the last time this was on the go the performance was reported as being alright...:thinking:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#5
crazymonkey
These drives are sloooooow.......


What makes you say that? Other seem to say the opposite.
#6
- Read Speed of 90MB/s
- Write Speed of 70MB/s

Its an MLC drive so fine if you're using it for a laptop, pretty slow transfer rated for a desktop compared to SLC drives and even most recent mechanical drives, seek times are alot faster than a mechanical drive though, so should be responsive.
#7
I think he's referring to the fact the most recent SSD drives coming out at the moment are capable of speeds of around 200-240mb/s, and these are less than half of that at best
#8
many cheap ssds are fine with read/write rate, but the problem i encountered was simultaneously reading/writing.

The rubbish ssd in my netbook seriously has this problem since day1. When its installing one program the whole system is barely responding, I can live with it as I only use netbooks on trains sometime, but cant imagane an everyday computer has this annoying problem :whistling:

Im not suggesting this will have the same problem coz I havent investigated it yet, but Id go for a normal hdd...
#9
I don't suppose these will fit a dell mini 9 by any chance? Been looking to upgrade the hard drive for a while now, it's only 8gb :(
#10
ciro
many cheap ssds are fine with read/write rate, but the problem i encountered was simultaneously reading/writing.

The rubbish ssd in my netbook seriously has this problem since day1. When its installing one program the whole system is barely responding, I can live with it as I only use netbooks on trains sometime, but cant imagane an everyday computer has this annoying problem :whistling:

Im not suggesting this will have the same problem coz I havent investigated it yet, but Id go for a normal hdd...


Don't know what netbook you had (was it the Acer SSD model?); but in any case, the SSDs that Netbooks have aren't as fast as this and are really cheap and slow. The Acer One had a terrible SSD, and the Dell Mini 9 had terrible write speeds with SSD (but excellent read).

As another poster said, I think the response times are very important with the whole SSD thing. I've been wondering whether to get one of these for my Dell XPS laptop or a Western digital 500gb HDD. Anyone have any ideas? Cheers:thumbsup::)
#11
Defacto
I don't suppose these will fit a dell mini 9 by any chance? Been looking to upgrade the hard drive for a while now, it's only 8gb :(


No, I'm afraid it won't; it's too big. For the Dell Mini 9, I've heard Runcore drives are the best - give them a quick Google (but I've heard they're quite pricey!).
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It's a cold from me. Crucial's new drives are over dounble the speed of these and were ~£100 for 64GB at launch earlier this month. Supply is struggling a bit now so price has gone up to £110-£120 but it will come back down again when supply catches up with demand.
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satchef1
It's a cold from me. Crucial's new drives are over dounble the speed of these and were ~£100 for 64GB at launch earlier this month. Supply is struggling a bit now so price has gone up to £110-£120 but it will come back down again when supply catches up with demand.


That's the one I went for....since I'm using it in a laptop I needed a cheap SSD with good transfer speeds without being able to RAID 0. And what a drive it is.
#14
Defacto
I don't suppose these will fit a dell mini 9 by any chance? Been looking to upgrade the hard drive for a while now, it's only 8gb :(


The Mini 9 does not have a SATA interface so a Runcore is the best choice, but a 32Gb drive is around £90, it works well though, I have one fitted in mine.
#15
I bought this drive in March. It's noticeably faster than my previous drive (7200rpm 16MB cache). While the rated speeds are slower than the newer models, they are still faster than mechanical drives. I have not noticed any stuttering during use.

I would recommend the drive as an upgrade. Admittedly, price difference was bigger in March between this and the faster drives...

HTH
#16
satchef1
It's a cold from me. Crucial's new drives are over dounble the speed of these and were ~£100 for 64GB at launch earlier this month. Supply is struggling a bit now so price has gone up to £110-£120 but it will come back down again when supply catches up with demand.


drasim
That's the one I went for....since I'm using it in a laptop I needed a cheap SSD with good transfer speeds without being able to RAID 0. And what a drive it is.

Rep to both!

Exactly what I was thinking - you can have the crucial for £105 - i.e. £115 with 10% cashback on the ex vat price (quidco or topcashback & use the highest cashback guarantee as I do regularly).

One note of caution, it seems that the 120-128 Gb drives will beat the 60-64 and the 240-256 GB drives - this is due to structure - the smaller ones only have 1 memory bank & can't interleave, while the 240+ ones have 2 PCBs which makes them slower. Personally torn - 64 Gb now or wait until October & hope 128 Gb a similar price in time for Win 7...
#17
jnm21
Rep to both!

Exactly what I was thinking - you can have the crucial for £105 - i.e. £115 with 10% cashback on the ex vat price (quidco or topcashback & use the highest cashback guarantee as I do regularly).

One note of caution, it seems that the 120-128 Gb drives will beat the 60-64 and the 240-256 GB drives - this is due to structure - the smaller ones only have 1 memory bank & can't interleave, while the 240+ ones have 2 PCBs which makes them slower. Personally torn - 64 Gb now or wait until October & hope 128 Gb a similar price in time for Win 7...


has crucial quidco cashback changed to 7%?

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