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SSD to spice up your Christmas @ £40.35 inc vat delivery free Amazon

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Super cheap Kingston SSDNow V300 - Solid state drive - 120 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA 6Gb/s This is a 2.5" but its also a 7mm drive which is excellent as you can pop this into 99% of notebooks wi… Read More
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Super cheap Kingston SSDNow V300 - Solid state drive - 120 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA 6Gb/s

This is a 2.5" but its also a 7mm drive which is excellent as you can pop this into 99% of notebooks without any issues as well.

Pop this in a Desktop, notebook and watch how everything speeds up :-) And at this price you really cant go wrong.
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1 Like #1
Add the £5 off mastercard code and it's a even cheaper. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/5-off-10-spend-with-mastercard-amazon-2076752

However, I no longer think it's a good option compared to the one I link to below.

Edited By: Astec123 on Dec 10, 2014 16:19: Change of opinion
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I own one of these and they're crap. Kingston changed the NAND so they're now nowhere near the advertised 450 MB/s. I'm surprised they're even allowed to sell it with that on the packaging because it's nothing but false advertising.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1457629/psa-about-the-kingston-v300-ssd-probable-foul-play-by-kingston

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

The newer bad Amazon reviews are legit. Spend a bit more and get the Samsung 840 EVO and then install the latest firmware.





Edited By: soza on Dec 10, 2014 01:30
1 Like #3
soza
I own one of these and they're crap. Kingston changed the NAND so they're now nowhere near the advertised 450 MB/s. I'm surprised they're even allowed to sell it with that on the packaging because it's nothing but false advertising.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1457629/psa-about-the-kingston-v300-ssd-probable-foul-play-by-kingston

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

The newer bad Amazon reviews are legit. Spend a bit more and get the Samsung 840 EVO and then install the latest firmware.





it is poor compared to other high-end SSDs, but its still going to blow HDDs out of the water, and it's usually one of the cheapest going!

seems to be the only bleedin' SSD deal I ever notice :<
#4
soza
I own one of these and they're crap. Kingston changed the NAND so they're now nowhere near the advertised 450 MB/s. I'm surprised they're even allowed to sell it with that on the packaging because it's nothing but false advertising.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1457629/psa-about-the-kingston-v300-ssd-probable-foul-play-by-kingston

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

The newer bad Amazon reviews are legit. Spend a bit more and get the Samsung 840 EVO and then install the latest firmware.





Thanks for that, one of the few areas I've not been keeping up that much with (this surprisingly would be my first SSD). Cancelled the order and gone for this.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-128-Inch-Internal-SDSSDP-128G-G25/dp/B007ZW2LY4/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

8gb more storage for not much more cash and apparently double the performance. I trust Sandisk a lot more than Kingston (who I trust even less now).

Edited By: Astec123 on Dec 10, 2014 01:45
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soRahms
it is poor compared to other high-end SSDs, but its still going to blow HDDs out of the water, and it's usually one of the cheapest going!

seems to be the only bleedin' SSD deal I ever notice :<
Not by much honesty. It's performance dropped that much after the NAND switch. Just look at the later posts in the overclock.net thread and you'll see that it's now worse than even some of the bad SSD's.

The SanDisk drive Astec123 linked to should perform much better and if you look closely you can get it for £41.98 with free delivery. Run it through Flubit and you might even knock £3-8 off.


Edited By: soza on Dec 10, 2014 02:25: extra info
#6
Go for a flubit, got this the other day for a tad under 37
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soRahms
soza
I own one of these and they're crap. Kingston changed the NAND so they're now nowhere near the advertised 450 MB/s. I'm surprised they're even allowed to sell it with that on the packaging because it's nothing but false advertising.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1457629/psa-about-the-kingston-v300-ssd-probable-foul-play-by-kingston

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

The newer bad Amazon reviews are legit. Spend a bit more and get the Samsung 840 EVO and then install the latest firmware.





it is poor compared to other high-end SSDs, but its still going to blow HDDs out of the water, and it's usually one of the cheapest going!

seems to be the only bleedin' SSD deal I ever notice :<


Won't beat mechanicals by much, seriously, the NAND they use now is embarrassingly poor. For a few quid more you can get an Mx100, where, while they've changed NAND too, it's only resulted in a drop of about 30-50... And speeds aren't written on the packaging
#8
Got one of these as an replacement by Kingston directly. Seems quick enough for me, I also have a crucial mx100 and Samsung 840 Evo 500gb. Beats any spin disk hdd in speed.
#9
On Amazon, make sure you set reviews to show you latest results first, you will see reviewers stating the drive is still fast with high speed numbers quoted
#10
crap
#11
yeah very poor show....bait and switch, sorry cold from me.
#12
I can only recommend this for those who are on a massive massive budget(same with the mx100), wait a week or two and save your pennies and get the 840 evo
#13
Using a 64GB one of these in my old laptop, and the difference between this and a mechanical hard drive is still massive. People are exaggerating saying there isn't much difference. Everything opens instantly like it does with the EVO in my gaming rig, any noticeable differences are likely down to the CPU.

If I had a penny for every time someone mentioned the phrase 'bait and switch' in Kingston V300 threads... It's like people just copy and paste it.
#14
leelukehope
Using a 64GB one of these in my old laptop, and the difference between this and a mechanical hard drive is still massive. People are exaggerating saying there isn't much difference. Everything opens instantly like it does with the EVO in my gaming rig, any noticeable differences are likely down to the CPU.

If I had a penny for every time someone mentioned the phrase 'bait and switch' in Kingston V300 threads... It's like people just copy and paste it.

This may be the case that it's just as quick opening programs but sustained access or more heavy use is clearly going to show the difference in performance. I think the over exaggeration about it being no better than a mechanical disk is excessive as no SSD could really be slower than a mechanical disk just on principle but still when you look at performance figures in various articles it seems that there's a massive drop in the peak performance, especially when it's considered that Kingston are still advertising this as the same spec as it once was.

http://translate.google.fi/translate?hl=fi&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordichardware.se%2FSSD-Recensioner%2Fnya-kingston-v300-du-betalar-fullpris-men-far-40-av-prestandan%2FTestresultat-NHSB-och-Robocopy.html

If they renamed or updated the spec sheets accordingly then it's not as much of an issue (ideally it needs a new designation). However, I think most people take issue with this because it's like buying a Porsche Boxster with a Flat 6 Engine and then being delivered the car with a 3 pot engine out of a Hyundai. Then the sales man says it's still a Boxster just that the engine line up has changed. At the end of the day you paid for the performance as advertised, you read the reviews of the advertised spec. Then they've changed the specs to save money and no reviews remain accurate because the performance is not the same.

The benchmarks at the end of the day are not just a little different, there are quite some distance in terms of performance figures when you compare the old version of the drive to the new version of the drive and then a good mechanical disk.

Edited By: Astec123 on Dec 10, 2014 15:05
1 Like #15
Astec123
leelukehope
Using a 64GB one of these in my old laptop, and the difference between this and a mechanical hard drive is still massive. People are exaggerating saying there isn't much difference. Everything opens instantly like it does with the EVO in my gaming rig, any noticeable differences are likely down to the CPU.

If I had a penny for every time someone mentioned the phrase 'bait and switch' in Kingston V300 threads... It's like people just copy and paste it.

This may be the case that it's just as quick opening programs but sustained access or more heavy use is clearly going to show the difference in performance. I think the over exaggeration about it being no better than a mechanical disk is excessive as no SSD could really be slower than a mechanical disk just on principle but still when you look at performance figures in various articles it seems that there's a massive drop in the peak performance, especially when it's considered that Kingston are still advertising this as the same spec as it once was.

http://translate.google.fi/translate?hl=fi&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nordichardware.se%2FSSD-Recensioner%2Fnya-kingston-v300-du-betalar-fullpris-men-far-40-av-prestandan%2FTestresultat-NHSB-och-Robocopy.html

If they renamed or updated the spec sheets accordingly then it's not as much of an issue (ideally it needs a new designation). However, I think most people take issue with this because it's like buying a Porsche Boxster with a Flat 6 Engine and then being delivered the car with a 3 pot engine out of a Hyundai. Then the sales man says it's still a Boxster just that the engine line up has changed. At the end of the day you paid for the performance as advertised, you read the reviews of the advertised spec. Then they've changed the specs to save money and no reviews remain accurate because the performance is not the same.

The benchmarks at the end of the day are not just a little different, there are quite some distance in terms of performance figures when you compare the old version of the drive to the new version of the drive and then a good mechanical disk.

Oh, believe me mate i'm not defending Kingston. I only got one of these because someone was flogging it for cheap. I think what Kingston have done is disgusting. They said they were thinking of calling it the V305 and updating the spec sheet but 'decided against it'. How you can decide against telling the truth and selling a product with incorrect specs is beyond me and I've got no idea how they escaped legal action (probably because no one could be bothered).
I was just on about these comments about it being not much faster than mechanical disks which is just as misleading. As I said in my previous comment, it was only stuck in an old laptop to keep it going for another couple years. I would imagine a heavy user would have done their research and come to the conclusion this wouldn't be an SSD for a main computer but perfect for people's formerly outdated pc.
#16
I have an almost built PC sitting on my dining room table which just needs an SSD(and OS) but I keep waiting on a decent deal. The wife is about to kill me if this carries on. Am I being delusional to expect another good deal to come up this week? ideally want 240gb +...

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