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Sandisk 256GB SSD - £66.42 @ Amazon

£66.42 @ Amazon
Up to 28x better performance than a typical hard disk drive No-wait boot up and shut down Faster app load and response times Up to 15 per cent longer battery life nCache 2.0 technology del…
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Up to 28x better performance than a typical hard disk drive

No-wait boot up and shut down

Faster app load and response times

Up to 15 per cent longer battery life

nCache 2.0 technology delivers enhanced speed and endurance

240GB not 256GB
- zebrum
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14 Likes
wildlotos3
Point was.That 1 year passed,but price just go up not down,like it should be,e
especially with computer technology.So maybe this offer is super HOT compare to the shops next corner,but generally is super COLD.
Corporations just taking your money and crowd is happy - so if you will continue be happy and say ,that this is hot - for what make real discounts for you?Continue to pay extra...

Point is IT components are priced in dollars. 52% voted for a 20% price increase. Most corporations wanted it the other way. You. Plus the increasing demand for SSD in place of spinning rust is tightening prices in the short term. In the medium term prices will fall (in dollars).
9 Likes
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!


Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.
7 Likes
neiiilers
I don't need it so I bought 1 (_;)
That's the Hotukdeals motto
6 Likes
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!
you forgot to mention how little your gran paid for her house
5 Likes
I don't need it so I bought 1 (_;)

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1 Like #1
Just ordered. Got a new HP laptop and did a clean install of Windows 10 to remove all the bloatware which helped but will stick this in and install Windows 10 straight onto it. Old laptop had a 128gb SSD makes such a difference

Edited By: kidpaddyblue on Dec 30, 2016 22:03
#2
Nice find OP!Heat added. Should I go for this or an 850 evo?
1 Like #3
MrKillChill
Nice find OP!Heat added. Should I go for this or an 850 evo?


​At the end of the day the difference between this and a 850 evo is minimal. The only time there is a major difference is between a traditional Sata SSD with the average 500MB/s read and write speeds against a NVME SSD where speeds can exceed up to 3GB/s read and 2GB/ write.
#4
MrKillChill
Nice find OP!Heat added. Should I go for this or an 850 evo?

I think the Samsung has a better warranty but I trust Sandisk as a brand and wanted the best price.
4 Likes #5
I have the Samsung Evo 850 and have bought about 5 of the Sandisks and can't really say I notice any difference in day to day performance. I don't run benchmarks or 3d games so maybe for me it makes no odds but I'd be more than happy having another Sandisk SSD.
1 Like #6
This is the Ultra II. Hot!.
5 Likes #7
I don't need it so I bought 1 (_;)
#8
Ugh looking for something to replace a dead drive... paid £40 for a 240gb last year! Looks like I'm just going to have to suck it up and put down the extra cash. Either that or go through the painstaking RMA process and hope it doesn't take too long.

Great find though, ~240gb drives seem like fairy dust at the moment.
7 Likes #9
neiiilers
I don't need it so I bought 1 (_;)
That's the Hotukdeals motto
2 Likes #10
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!

Edited By: wildlotos3 on Dec 31, 2016 01:34
9 Likes #11
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!


Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.
#12
Graham1979
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!


Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.


Hahaha
#13
OP, time for a visit to Specsavers. Clicking through the description clearly states 240gb!
3 Likes #14
Graham1979
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!
Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.
Point was.That 1 year passed,but price just go up not down,like it should be,e
especially with computer technology.So maybe this offer is super HOT compare to the shops next corner,but generally is super COLD.

Corporations just taking your money and crowd is happy - so if you will continue be happy and say ,that this is hot - for what make real discounts for you?Continue to pay extra...


Edited By: wildlotos3 on Dec 31, 2016 06:27
#15
Great deal thanks for posting, heat added
14 Likes #16
wildlotos3
Point was.That 1 year passed,but price just go up not down,like it should be,e
especially with computer technology.So maybe this offer is super HOT compare to the shops next corner,but generally is super COLD.
Corporations just taking your money and crowd is happy - so if you will continue be happy and say ,that this is hot - for what make real discounts for you?Continue to pay extra...

Point is IT components are priced in dollars. 52% voted for a 20% price increase. Most corporations wanted it the other way. You. Plus the increasing demand for SSD in place of spinning rust is tightening prices in the short term. In the medium term prices will fall (in dollars).
#17
MrKillChill
Nice find OP!Heat added. Should I go for this or an 850 evo?

The Samsung 850 evo is the fastest SSD I've ever owned. My PC literally takes less than 6 seconds to be ready to perform tasks from the exact second I hit the power button on my PC. Having said that £66 for a 256GB SSD is an absolute steal. I would get both.

Edited By: steve_bezerker on Dec 31, 2016 09:11
1 Like #18
brainsys
wildlotos3
Point was.That 1 year passed,but price just go up not down,like it should be,e
especially with computer technology.So maybe this offer is super HOT compare to the shops next corner,but generally is super COLD.
Corporations just taking your money and crowd is happy - so if you will continue be happy and say ,that this is hot - for what make real discounts for you?Continue to pay extra...
Point is IT components are priced in dollars. 52% voted for a 20% price increase. Most corporations wanted it the other way. You. Plus the increasing demand for SSD in place of spinning rust is tightening prices in the short term. In the medium term prices will fall (in dollars).
Honestly, i feel most of the increase is tied with flash shortages due to the various disasters faced over in Asia recently, in addition to vastly increased demand by businesses for flash storage, rather than politically. It does apply somewhat - but in this case I don't feel thats the main factor.
#19
SaleChaser
MrKillChill
Nice find OP!Heat added. Should I go for this or an 850 evo?
​At the end of the day the difference between this and a 850 evo is minimal. The only time there is a major difference is between a traditional Sata SSD with the average 500MB/s read and write speeds against a NVME SSD where speeds can exceed up to 3GB/s read and 2GB/ write.

You forgot that nvme ssds have typically 3x faster iops

The difference between this drive and a 850 evo will be the iops and the cache which is pretty large on the 850 evo (12gb) - other drives typically have smaller caches and degrade more so when its full.
#20
Im still using 2x128gb ultra II in raid0 in my desktop. Very fast drives. No problems so far. This is very tempting as a need one drive for my gf laptop. HOT
#21
Is the 480gb at £110 worth the money as well? Looking for one for my desktop build...
6 Likes #22
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!
you forgot to mention how little your gran paid for her house
#23
is it worth having the 960gb over this one? I have never had a sdd before.

I ordered this one at the sale price of £159.99, but wonder if it is to much gb for me?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016JREG6Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and how does it compare to this sandisk please?

thanks ian
4 Likes #24
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!

I perfectly understand where your coming from and again as people who have replied to you have said we have to consider the currency valuation correction following the referendum. We were always told that based upon Moore's Laws stuff should get faster and hence cheaper.

In regards to your price comment I think you are correct it should be cheaper but as somebody else posted supply issues could be effecting the market. I attach below a graph of an 850 EVO 250GB, something definitely happened to supply around a year ago before the referendum effect kicked in.

http://i64.tinypic.com/wlycd2.png

I wouldn't vote the deal cold its probably a good price for the market, just not a bargain historically.

Edited By: algloster on Dec 31, 2016 10:58
1 Like #25
ianjones32
is it worth having the 960gb over this one? I have never had a sdd before.
SSDs are great for speeding up the OS and apps. Less so for data. If your HDD is fast enough to deliver video than the SDD will only be called on to deliver data at the same speed. Hence if its a desktop it is sensible to retain the old spinning iron for data (for free!) and use a small SSD for the OS/Apps. Actually for most people a 120Gb SSD is sufficient for that.

If its a laptop with only one drive bay then you have to decide where to keep your data. Cloud, SDHC, NAS ... there are many off-device options especially for data that is accessed only occasionally. Just think through how you use your storage. Everybody's needs are different.
1 Like #26
"Moore's law" was officially destined to the bin years ago.
1 Like #27
brainsys
ianjones32
is it worth having the 960gb over this one? I have never had a sdd before.
SSDs are great for speeding up the OS and apps. Less so for data. If your HDD is fast enough to deliver video than the SDD will only be called on to deliver data at the same speed. Hence if its a desktop it is sensible to retain the old spinning iron for data (for free!) and use a small SSD for the OS/Apps. Actually for most people a 120Gb SSD is sufficient for that.
If its a laptop with only one drive bay then you have to decide where to keep your data. Cloud, SDHC, NAS ... there are many off-device options especially for data that is accessed only occasionally. Just think through how you use your storage. Everybody's needs are different.

thank you, this is my pc spec. i5 3570k @ 4.2Ghz--MSI z77--Alpenföhn K2 Mount Doom
Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 16gb
Zotac 1070 Amp Extreme --Ocz zs 750
Bitfenix raider custom--WD Black 1TB x 2
windows 10
2 Likes #28
wildlotos3
Graham1979
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!
Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.
Point was.That 1 year passed,but price just go up not down,like it should be,e
especially with computer technology.So maybe this offer is super HOT compare to the shops next corner,but generally is super COLD.
Corporations just taking your money and crowd is happy - so if you will continue be happy and say ,that this is hot - for what make real discounts for you?Continue to pay extra...

No my little buttercup you seem confused. You have not considered the supply/demand trends, strength of the pound comparative to the US dollar, emerging markets, faults in production leading to recalls, natural hazards affecting production, availability of raw materials used in production, increase demand over holiday season. The idea that ALL products get cheaper over time and stay cheap is at best KeyStage Three Geography. You have also failed to take into account what the consumer is willing to spend, how the prices compare to other vendors and finally by having a quick peak at the heat at the top of the screen will show what people think of the price. The price could go higher in the next few months because of the factors above, who knows.

Shut the door on the way out, there's a good chap.
#29
wildlotos3
Graham1979
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!
Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.
Point was.That 1 year passed,but price just go up not down,like it should be,e
especially with computer technology.So maybe this offer is super HOT compare to the shops next corner,but generally is super COLD.
Corporations just taking your money and crowd is happy - so if you will continue be happy and say ,that this is hot - for what make real discounts for you?Continue to pay extra...

Also, you've posted NO DEALS AT ALL in your 18 months of membership. Go on post one for new year!
#30
If i replace my current HDD with win10 with SSD, do i need new win10 key? Cuz system will treat it as new laptop! Any help will be appreciated
#31
kidpaddyblue
MrKillChill
Nice find OP!Heat added. Should I go for this or an 850 evo?
I think the Samsung has a better warranty but I trust Sandisk as a brand and wanted the best price.
I've just sent back a 480GB Sandisk drive that died after 9 months of light use, whereas my 3 1/2 year old Samsung one is still going strong... That's just one person's experience of course, but my faith in Sandisk has taken a bit of a blow.
1 Like #32
dfunked
I've just sent back a 480GB Sandisk drive that died after 9 months of light use, whereas my 3 1/2 year old Samsung one is still going strong... That's just one person's experience of course, but my faith in Sandisk has taken a bit of a blow.
A good reason to retain your HDD either in a second bay - or failing that bunging it an external enclosure. I keep a copy of the SSD in a partition on it - so in the event of failure I can still boot the machine. Also HDDs tend to die slowly giving warning signs so you can swop ahead of the catastrophe. SSD can die without warning and forensically recovering lost data is much more difficult.

But then oldies will remember when HDDs ran on a wing and a prayer. Its now a mature product as good as it will ever be. SSDs are still improving in leaps and bounds.
#34
Graham1979
wildlotos3
Year ago i have bought 260 GB for less then 50£ - good model.All prices now just more expensive - so COLD>
And this model looks like 240 GB not 256!
Awesome can I borrow the TARDIS after your done with it. I want to go back and put a couple of bets on who is getting an OBE/CBE in the New Years honours.

I think the De-Lorean is free right now I don't think they are making a BTTF IV, however if they are just hitch a ride.
#35
algloster

http://i64.tinypic.com/wlycd2.png

I wouldn't vote the deal cold its probably a good price for the market, just not a bargain historically.

Given that it was at it's lowest for only a month or so (£60), were'll ignore the little blip, & then shot back up I'd say this was a good deal.
#36
alex_ray
If i replace my current HDD with win10 with SSD, do i need new win10 key? Cuz system will treat it as new laptop! Any help will be appreciated


You'll be fine upgrading your HDD. No need for a new key.
#37
alex_ray
If i replace my current HDD with win10 with SSD, do i need new win10 key? Cuz system will treat it as new laptop! Any help will be appreciated

I upgraded my laptop from an HDD to an SSD the other day and it was easy. I didn't need the Windows 10 key. I just bought a cheap hard drive enclosure and then used free cloning software Macrium Reflect - very simple to use.

I did a very approximate performance comparison as follows:

Time taken to open a word document from start-up with HDD: 1 minute 24 secs.
Time taken to open a word document from start-up with SSD: 26 secs.

Performance difference is incredible and feels like a new machine that won't now go into the bin!
2 Likes #38
Good price for now, I got two of these for £39.99 each just over a year ago.

As mentioned previously, it's a shame 52% of people voted to devalue the pound.
#39
Would this be suitable to replace a hard drive in a mid 2009 intel core duo MacBook Pro ?
2 Likes #40
Spankey22
Good price for now, I got two of these for £39.99 each just over a year ago.
As mentioned previously, it's a shame 52% of people voted to devalue the pound.
Actually its all started with the 67% voted in in 1975 :)

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