SanDisk SATA III 64GB SSD £37.49 @ Amazon Lightning Deal - HotUKDeals
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SEQUENTIAL READ 490MB/S
SEQUENTIAL WRITE 240MB/S

RANDOM READ 7,200 IOPS
RANDOM WRITE 1,800 IOPS

According to the review on there;

Sustained Write 275MB/S
Sustained Read 461MB/S

Seems a nice price for an entry level SSD. But then again, seriously - the higher end ones that claim up to ~500MB/sec - it's theory. Not practical.

With that said, you will still see significant performance over a standard SATA HDD with this thing.

Part of Amazon's Lightning deals so assuming it's limited stock maybe.

49p cheaper than the previous posted Novatech deal!
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sandisk-ssd-sata-6gb-s-2-5-64gb-37-98-novatech-1296879

Apologies first off as i can't see delivery because i'm a Prime member. Please could a mod check this and update accordingly? Thanks
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2 Likes #1
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MKD
#2
Any reviews on this?
#3
popo84
Any reviews on this?

The guy with the only review on there seems quite pleased with it, and has stated it's quite fast.
2 Likes #4
popo84
Any reviews on this?

Not a review as such, but I've got 2 of these - one in a WHS 2011 server as the OS drive and the other in my VMware host again for the O/S

They're much faster than HDD's, but not up there with OCZ Agility 3's on outright speed (Got 2 of those, but they're in Macs), also the Kingston V200's feel slightly faster, but again in a Mac.

I have no benchmark results (can't be bothered :)) but I'm very happy with the Sandisks for what they cost me (39.99 from Novatech a few months ago) and while they aren't bleeding edge, they will make a big difference compared to a system with rotational disks.
1 Like #5
I'm quite tempted to get one of these myself. As i'm still on rotational.

But i can't justify spending ~£100 (As i would need a big one) for a few seconds transfer increase. I'd rather wait it out and make a coffee that costs around 3p each time!
1 Like #6
martynkenyon
I'm quite tempted to get one of these myself. As i'm still on rotational.

But i can't justify spending ~£100 (As i would need a big one) for a few seconds transfer increase. I'd rather wait it out and make a coffee that costs around 3p each time!

Once you've taken the plunge (it took me a while as well), you won't look back and you'll wonder why you put up with a hard disk for a primary drive. If you have a desktop then a small SSD makes even more sense (because you can still keep the hard disk). If you're on a laptop then I found I need a 120 or 256GB drive coupled with an external case for the old drive.

It's not just the few seconds to boot and load apps, it's all that time saved over a period and not being slowed down while waiting - I swear an SSD pays for itself very quickly in general productivity boost. I always said a five minute business phone call isn't really 5 minutes, it's the time of the call, plus time dialling, taking notes and getting back into the swing of things, so you're looking at more like 15 minutes.

Good price for sure, and a good brand but not as cheap as the Verbatim the other day - I'll still vote hot as this really is hard disk pricing - even the cheapest 2.5" hard disks cost around £30 these days.

Edited By: plewis00 on Sep 03, 2012 13:28
#7
So is this worth the £4.50 more than the PC World Verbatim deal?
(which is still available for the 64gb despite being marked as expired)


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/verbatim-ssds-64gb-32-99-128gb-49-99-delivered-pc-world-1301047?page=2#post15391288
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/verbatim-47477-internal-2-5-sata-ssd-64-gb-16722031-pdt.html
#8
repouk
So is this worth the £4.50 more than the PC World Verbatim deal?
(which is still available for the 64gb despite being marked as expired)


http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/verbatim-ssds-64gb-32-99-128gb-49-99-delivered-pc-world-1301047?page=2#post15391288
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/verbatim-47477-internal-2-5-sata-ssd-64-gb-16722031-pdt.html

This is actually OOS.

PCWorld aren't very good with their website. If you click on the actual product info it shows as OOS.
#9
Does this SSD come with everything I'll need to install it into my hard drive? Never really installed one I might take the plunge also would like to know what they require...

Many thanks.

EDIT: Looks simple seems to require a SATA cable and power and then I can just seat it.

Edited By: Scozo on Sep 03, 2012 14:10
#10
Ordered one. Thank OP!
#11
If you want to save every last penny, then Overclockers are selling a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E for £29.99
#12
Scozo
Does this SSD come with everything I'll need to install it into my hard drive? Never really installed one I might take the plunge also would like to know what they require...

Many thanks.

To install it in a laptop, you need nothing. This is because it's a 2.5" drive, the set standard for laptops/PS3.

In order to install it in a desktop, you'll need a mounting bracket (Not completely necessary as it's still functional without, but get one ASAP so it's nice and tightly fit in your case).
#13
Expensive for a slow 64GB drive, voted cold.
#14
mikerj
If you want to save every last penny, then Overclockers are selling a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E for £29.99

Not bad, but it's only a ~£4 difference, imo not worth it for a downgrade to Sata II!
banned#15
any reviews at all ... cheers op
2 Likes #16
icehawk
Expensive for a slow 64GB drive, voted cold.

Yet you're (un)suprisingly reticent to post a deal of a fast 64GB drive that is hot......
2 Likes #17
icehawk
Expensive for a slow 64GB drive, voted cold.

So show us the links for cheaper slow 64GB drives.
#18
mikerj
If you want to save every last penny, then Overclockers are selling a 60GB OCZ Vertex 2E for £29.99
Don't forget to add £17 on to that price for when you have to RMA it to the Netherlands. :)
#19
Would any of these work in an xbox?
1 Like #20
Pondlife
Would any of these work in an xbox?

Go to Google and type "xbox 360 ssd"
#21
Hot thanks, finally took the plunge on an SSD for my HTPC, don't need it for storage just boot times.
#22
is this the same as the ebuyer one a while back which was 128gb for £50

edit - I was being lazy, looked it up myself X)

Kingston 128GB V200 SSD - 2.5" SATA-III - Read 300MB/s Write 190MB/s



Edited By: markeh on Sep 03, 2012 15:28
#23
fishmaster
Pondlife
Would any of these work in an xbox?

Go to Google and type "xbox 360 ssd"

Instead of being a complete ass and useless, you could of just answered the question yourself.
1 Like #24
kalel786
fishmaster
Pondlife
Would any of these work in an xbox?


Go to Google and type "xbox 360 ssd"


Instead of being a complete ass and useless, you could of just answered the question yourself.


"Give a man a fish..." etc
#25
Ordered. Perfect as a boot drive for my wife's PC. I love having a seperate boot and data drives. I map all the My Documents etc over to the larger HDD so that if I need to re-install Windows it's not a PITA :D
1 Like #26
dougzy
If you don't really use your DVD drive, you can get a caddy to put your large storage HDD into the space where your optical drive was, and use the SSD as the main drive. I just put my DVD drive into an external enclosure as I rarely use it, but I needed the storage space from the HDD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D9YROTFFxc - I made a video of the process for the Dell Studio XPS 16

Sheesh I've just had one of those "now why hadn't I thought of that before!!" moments, cheers!
#27
Sorry cold from me as 64GB is too small to be practical...
1 Like #28
xchaotic
Sorry cold from me as 64GB is too small to be practical...

Troll
1 Like #29
xchaotic
Sorry cold from me as 64GB is too small to be practical...


Don't feed ...
#30
If you want to get anything done on a PC, a SSD is a must. Has most likely saved me hours in time waiting for stuff and they make the experience of using a PC much more pleasant. From games, to video editting, to boot times etc... And I came from RAID-0 mechanical... never again will i use mechanical as OS drive.
#31
xchaotic
Sorry cold from me as 64GB is too small to be practical...

Is your operating system honestly larger than 64GB?
#32
Razor_777
icehawk
Expensive for a slow 64GB drive, voted cold.

So show us the links for cheaper slow 64GB drives.

The Kingston 128GB V200s were at £49.99 for ages, where have you been?
banned#33
… and £2.50 for delivery too, as all good worshipful of The Overclocking G_d meekly know. It shows that like a broken clock, even those who plot and plan will come clean when forced to unlike the £7.xx for [cosseting] delivery the jokers are demanding for their 120GB deal. Be aware that 60GB is only useful for those who use their laptop for surfing, facing, twitting and light gaming [like "Solitaire"] and little else - for the "social comms" animal. As for those who are using a desktop PC, it is a good buy should the PC be akin to an Old Fogie. With appropriate software, 60GB perhaps is useable for mechnical HDD caching and like mechanical hard drives, SSD is coming clean in that 240GB should be the minimum for relatively serious PC use. Perhaps 240GB SSD ought to costs £70 for a "meduim" performance offering. Be aware too that there is no such a thing as a "meduim" offering other than gladiatorial moments in racing where 0.283 of a second is considered worthy of consideration, the humpty-numpties.
#34
dezontk
If you want to get anything done on a PC, a SSD is a must.

So how is it PCs managed to become popular when nobody was able to get anything done on those clanky old HDDs??
1 Like #35
blammo
dezontk
If you want to get anything done on a PC, a SSD is a must.
So how is it PCs managed to become popular when nobody was able to get anything done on those clanky old HDDs??

That's like asking how did CRT TV become popular before hd. Because it was the only option is your answer.
#36
icehawk
Razor_777
icehawk
Expensive for a slow 64GB drive, voted cold.

So show us the links for cheaper slow 64GB drives.

The Kingston 128GB V200s were at £49.99 for ages, where have you been?

"Were"
#37
icehawk
Razor_777
icehawk
Expensive for a slow 64GB drive, voted cold.

So show us the links for cheaper slow 64GB drives.

The Kingston 128GB V200s were at £49.99 for ages, where have you been?

Were?

What's the good deal now then - desperate much?
#38
gunsNbutter
As for those who are using a desktop PC, it is a good buy should the PC be akin to an Old Fogie. With appropriate software, 60GB perhaps is useable for mechnical HDD caching and like mechanical hard drives, SSD is coming clean in that 240GB should be the minimum for relatively serious PC use.

What on earth are you talking about, "Old Fogie"? You can have more than one drive in the desktop PC you know, so it's quite possible to stick the OS and frequently used apps on a small SSD and keep an HDD for the rest..

Edited By: mikerj on Sep 03, 2012 21:38
#39
VERY Low IOPS compared to newer drives (that can be bought for around the same price)

RANDOM READ 7,200 IOPS
RANDOM WRITE 1,800 IOPS
#40
martynkenyon
blammo
dezontk
If you want to get anything done on a PC, a SSD is a must.

So how is it PCs managed to become popular when nobody was able to get anything done on those clanky old HDDs??


That's like asking how did CRT TV become popular before hd. Because it was the only option is your answer.


No they weren't, there we rear-projection TVs too. Anyway, the point of my question was to highlight how stupid his comment was. Trying to say that if want to 'get anything done' on a PC you need an SSD is clearly idiotic.

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