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Transcend 256GB Solid State Drive MSA370 MSATA - £74.99 Amazon

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I ordered the 64GB version when it was a lightning deal the other day, but I'm probably going to have this one too. the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high Read More
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I ordered the 64GB version when it was a lightning deal the other day, but I'm probably going to have this one too.
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
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#1
Is it 42mm?
#2
Overpriced aging tech in my opinion..
1 Like #3
This mSATA card uses MLC nand, superior to the cheapest of cheap TLC chips found on most SSD drives these days.
#4
Great find, finding any price reductions on msata is a great deal.
Thanks for posting
2 Likes #5
KlemiX
Is it 42mm?
This mSATA not M.2. So no. mSATA only has one size whereas M.2 is possible the most confusing industry 'standard' for ages.

ukez
Overpriced aging tech in my opinion..
Well, hardly matters if someone is buying it to upgrade their laptop though does it?
These are very handy for laptops which can take this (maybe a Thinkpad X230, T430 etc). So think Ivy Bridge era.
Now some people might consider IB laptops to be ageing / obsolete tech too, but actually aside from iGPU speed and a bit of battery life, Ivy Bridge is still find for 90% of usages. In fact, give me an i5-3xxxM CPU over those 15W ones like i5-4200U, i5-5300U, i5-6300U etc. any day.
Also, mSATA can easily be converted to a 2.5" normal SATA SSD so in the future the drive can be used elsewhere.
#7

So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
#8
Gkains
So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
Take this then for MSATA 256gb for £55 even cheaper https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-256GB-Interface-Internal-Drives/dp/B019M9SY6Q/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1481461236&sr=8-15&keywords=msata+ssd
#9
hamzahuk
Gkains
So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
Take this then for MSATA 256gb for £55 even cheaper https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-256GB-Interface-Internal-Drives/dp/B019M9SY6Q/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1481461236&sr=8-15&keywords=msata+ssd
KingSpec! :D
2 Likes #10
I see. Don't forget the installation kit too; https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=B0056PSWG8


Edited By: quidstretchy on Dec 11, 2016 13:51
#11
ukez
Overpriced aging tech in my opinion..


True
1 Like #12
ShroomHeadToad
hamzahuk
Gkains
So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
Take this then for MSATA 256gb for £55 even cheaper https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-256GB-Interface-Internal-Drives/dp/B019M9SY6Q/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1481461236&sr=8-15&keywords=msata+ssd
KingSpec! :D
What is your point? It looks like a decent mSATA for the money.

For starters, it uses your favourite 'MLC' flash memory - which seems to be your recurring worry! i.e. Intel (29F32B08JCME2) 25nm synchronous NAND flash memory as opposed to Micron 20nm on the the Transcend. It has a more than respectable and reputable controller Silicon Motion SM2246XT. Whereas, the Transcend uses the relabelled (TS6500)SM2246EN consumer solution + their own firmware.

It seems like you possess some superior knowledge, so please dazzle and enlighten us?
#13
I got a cheap mSATA USB3.0 external enclosure, a 64GB mSATA drive and now have a super fast external and very portable drive (it's not much bigger than a large USB stick). Also many laptops have a spare mSATA slot and 2.5" bay meaning with one of these you can enjoy mass mechanical storage but rapid smaller storage for your OS and most used apps/games. Given recent price hikes, this seems like a bargain.
1 Like #14
anonimousse
ShroomHeadToad
hamzahuk
Gkains
So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
Take this then for MSATA 256gb for £55 even cheaper https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-256GB-Interface-Internal-Drives/dp/B019M9SY6Q/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1481461236&sr=8-15&keywords=msata+ssd
KingSpec! :D
What is your point? It looks like a decent mSATA for the money.

For starters, it uses your favourite 'MLC' flash memory - which seems to be your recurring worry! i.e. Intel (29F32B08JCME2) 25nm synchronous NAND flash memory as opposed to Micron 20nm on the the Transcend. It has a more than respectable and reputable controller Silicon Motion SM2246XT. Whereas, the Transcend uses the relabelled (TS6500)SM2246EN consumer solution + their own firmware.

It seems like you possess some superior knowledge, so please dazzle and enlighten us?

His point was probably that Kingspec is an unknown brand over here and it's shipping from China or Hong Kong so not only do you have to wait a month but you may get hit with customs and import duty and if there is an issue, you might as well chuck it in the bin.
#15
only this isn't cheap...
#16
plewis00
anonimousse
ShroomHeadToad
hamzahuk
Gkains
So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
Take this then for MSATA 256gb for £55 even cheaper https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-256GB-Interface-Internal-Drives/dp/B019M9SY6Q/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1481461236&sr=8-15&keywords=msata+ssd
KingSpec! :D
What is your point? It looks like a decent mSATA for the money.
For starters, it uses your favourite 'MLC' flash memory - which seems to be your recurring worry! i.e. Intel (29F32B08JCME2) 25nm synchronous NAND flash memory as opposed to Micron 20nm on the the Transcend. It has a more than respectable and reputable controller Silicon Motion SM2246XT. Whereas, the Transcend uses the relabelled (TS6500)SM2246EN consumer solution + their own firmware.
It seems like you possess some superior knowledge, so please dazzle and enlighten us?
His point was probably that Kingspec is an unknown brand over here and it's shipping from China or Hong Kong so not only do you have to wait a month but you may get hit with customs and import duty and if there is an issue, you might as well chuck it in the bin.
I would have preferred that the person to whom my comment was addressed responded themselves. However, you seem to be completely wrong on all fronts with regards to customs and import duty etc. due to your confirmation bias and the pre-conceived notion that since you have not heard of it; it has to be rubbish. Regardless, I have neither the time nor the desire to debate this with you as somebody who has posted this as a deal is already receiving 'heat'.
#17
anonimousse
plewis00
anonimousse
ShroomHeadToad
hamzahuk
Gkains
So how are you going to put that 2.5" SATA drive into an mSATA slot then? Doesn't help the person who wants to havfe two drives in a small laptop with an mSATA slot.
The OP did point out that
quidstretchy
the MSATA market isn't well-served and prices tend to be quite high
which you totally ignored.
Take this then for MSATA 256gb for £55 even cheaper https://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-256GB-Interface-Internal-Drives/dp/B019M9SY6Q/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1481461236&sr=8-15&keywords=msata+ssd
KingSpec! :D
What is your point? It looks like a decent mSATA for the money.
For starters, it uses your favourite 'MLC' flash memory - which seems to be your recurring worry! i.e. Intel (29F32B08JCME2) 25nm synchronous NAND flash memory as opposed to Micron 20nm on the the Transcend. It has a more than respectable and reputable controller Silicon Motion SM2246XT. Whereas, the Transcend uses the relabelled (TS6500)SM2246EN consumer solution + their own firmware.
It seems like you possess some superior knowledge, so please dazzle and enlighten us?
His point was probably that Kingspec is an unknown brand over here and it's shipping from China or Hong Kong so not only do you have to wait a month but you may get hit with customs and import duty and if there is an issue, you might as well chuck it in the bin.
I would have preferred that the person to whom my comment was addressed responded themselves. However, you seem to be completely wrong on all fronts with regards to customs and import duty etc. due to your confirmation bias and the pre-conceived notion that since you have not heard of it; it has to be rubbish. Regardless, I have neither the time nor the desire to debate this with you as somebody who has posted this as a deal is already receiving 'heat'.

Why are you using long words that don't make any sense? Is it because you want to sound clever? I don't really need to speak to a nerd-ragey over-aggressive individual either so don't worry yourself too much. I also said Kingspec is an unknown brand over here, not that I haven't heard of it. Not sure why you picked on the customs and import duty - maybe you missed the fact that the Kingspec is not due to arrive until mid-January and is in stock, which would imply it comes from abroad (at least, for the one we were talking about, not the other one you posted afterwards in response).

Edited By: plewis00 on Dec 11, 2016 18:08
#18
So this wouldn't work in a Lenovo T440 that takes 42mm m.2 SSD? I've got a 32GB m.2 in at present
1 Like #19
piginabox
So this wouldn't work in a Lenovo T440 that takes 42mm m.2 SSD? I've got a 32GB m.2 in at present
No - 2242 B/M SSD/PCI-e only for you; ignore rants by dopey about unknown brands, duty, China blah..blah and find yourself a deal. Good luck.
#20
anonimousse
piginabox
So this wouldn't work in a Lenovo T440 that takes 42mm m.2 SSD? I've got a 32GB m.2 in at present
No - 2242 B/M SSD/PCI-e only for you; ignore rants by dopey about unknown brands, duty, China blah..blah and find yourself a deal. Good luck.


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